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

May 7, 2008


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


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


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


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 […]