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U.S. cancels Fulbright scholarships for Gaza students

May 30, 2008

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From Kevin Flower CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM (CNN) — The U.S. government has taken Fulbright scholarships away from eight students in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, citing Israeli travel restrictions imposed on the Hamas-ruled zone, a U.S. official said Friday. Israel maintains tight control of the border with Gaza in such checkpoints as the […]

Wallowing in Far Right Hysteria: Michelle Malkin’s Preposterous Claims

May 30, 2008

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Since Michelle Malkin (born Maglalang) took on Dunkin’ Donuts for Rachael Ray’s Kefiyeh (see article below), I thought it would be interesting to point out that she has make ridiculous claims in the past–for which she has had to eat humble pie on several occasions. #1: Shariah Creep: Michelle Malkin vs. Hussein Ibish on the […]

Does course on Islam give law enforcers wrong idea?

May 23, 2008

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By Janet I. Tu Seattle Times religion reporter Some local Muslim community members are upset about a training course for local law enforcement, saying it could promote stereotypes and ethnic and religious profiling. The program, called “The Threat of Islamic Jihadists to the World” and conducted by a Miami-based company, began Thursday and continues today […]

Aqeeda: Saudi Businessman bans alcohol at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo

May 23, 2008

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By Magdi Abdelhadi BBC News, Cairo A decision by the Saudi owner of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo to ban the sale of alcohol and destroy millions of dollars worth of beverages has sparked a debate in Egypt. The international company which runs the hotel has urged Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Brahim – a relative of […]

Investment by Saudis in China Grows

May 19, 2008

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Javid Hassan, Arab News Saudi investments have been flowing into China on three levels — industrial ventures, refinery joint ventures and investment in the capital market. The low cost in China of both production and skilled manpower, together with mounting energy needs, have always acted as a magnet for institutional investors from the Kingdom. Even […]

What American Muslim Voters Think of the U.S. Presidential Elections

May 19, 2008

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CNN Please click here to watch this video clip from CNN.

A Muslim 9-year Old Genius with an IQ of 155

May 19, 2008

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CNN Please click here to read about this Muslim genius child, Mahmoud Wael, from Egypt.

Career Builder’s Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes

May 12, 2008

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By Rosemary Haefner, careerbuilder.com Hiring managers don’t want to hear a lot of things during an interview — confessions of a violent past, a cell phone ring, a toilet flush. Yet job seekers have committed these interview gaffes and worse, according to CareerBuilder.com’s annual survey of the worst interview mistakes. Hiring managers say don’t offer […]

Madinah to Host International Knowledge Forum in June

May 8, 2008

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P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 8 May 2008 – The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) yesterday announced its plan to hold an annual international knowledge forum in Madinah on June 22-24. SAGIA Gov. Amr Al-Dabbagh said the forum, named Noor (light) and which is the first of its kind, would bring together a […]

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal: #89 in TIME Magazine’s 2008 Top 100 People in the World

May 7, 2008

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By Riz Khan As people run around screaming about a clash of civilizations, it is reassuring to spend time with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. He crosses boundaries in a unique way, proudly emphasizing his role as the largest individual foreign investor in the U.S. and mingling with power brokers from business, politics […]

Madeeha Hasan Odhaib: #32 among TIME Magazine’s 2008 Top 100 People in the World

May 7, 2008

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By Queen Rania It’s not every day that success stories echo out of Iraq into the halls of power, but Madeeha Hasan Odhaib defies the norm. Armed with her sewing machine, unflinching stoicism and determination, Madeeha, 37, is mending the fabric of Iraq. Four years ago, this mother of two and seamstress turned district council […]

Anwar Ibrahim: #9 Among TIME Magazine’s Top 100 People in the World in 2008

May 7, 2008

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Paul Wolfowitz During the 1990s, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and a group of U.S. Senators organized a forum to exchange views among East Asians and Americans. Asked at one session about the role of Islam in politics, Anwar replied, “I have no use for governments which call themselves Islamic and then deny basic […]

Demonization of Islam in France: Violation of Human Rights

May 7, 2008

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Islamophobia in France: The Law against Hijab Islamophobia in France: Double Standards for Muslims and Jews De Villiers: Submitting Islam to French Law In France, Islamophobia is viewed differently from Antisemitism Hijab ban in French schools PARIS — A French law banning hijab in state schools has deepened the Muslim isolation from the broader community, experts […]

United States Seeks to Avoid Linking Islam with Terrorism

May 7, 2008

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U.S. aims to unlink Islamic, terrorism May 7, 2008 UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL – U.S. officials are being advised in internal government documents to avoid referring publicly to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim, and not to use terms like jihad or mujahedeen, which “unintentionally legitimize” terrorism. “There’s a growing consensus [in […]

U.S. Threatened to Attack Saudi Arabia During 1973 Oil Embargo

May 3, 2008

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Bader Alkhorayef Arab News RIYADH, 4 May 2008 — The United States threatened to use force against Saudi Arabia in 1973 after King Faisal, along with other Arab leaders, imposed an oil embargo on countries that supported Israel during the October War, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former intelligence chief and ambassador to Washington, said in an […]

Emirates Islamic Bank announces 253% growth in first quarter profits

May 3, 2008

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Emirates Islamic Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in the region announced the first quarter results which were even more impressive when compared to an already impeccable record of results and customer experience. The Bank recorded a net profit of Dhs148.6m, recording a phenomenal increase of 253 % on the results for the same […]

China looks at Malaysia to develop halal industry

May 3, 2008

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By JACK WONG, the star, Malaysia, KUCHING: China, which has more than 18 million Muslims, is looking to Malaysian companies for collaboration to develop its halal food and consumer goods industries. Vice-Consul (Economic and Commercial) of the China Consulate in Kuching Ma Yu said the Chinese Government had provided preferential policies and financial support to […]