Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2008«

The Truth about Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry

June 19, 2008

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If you’ve received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 27–Obama Campaign Profiling Muslim Women with Headscarves

June 19, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: In the video clip below, Fox (the right-wing TV channel and supporter of McCain) is trying to amplify the story and even distort in ways that are sick, i.e. what is a “Muslim” dress?  Nevertheless, the Obama Campaign showed itself to be petty and Islamophobic when it asked two Muslim women […]

10 U.S. Airports Install Body Scanners–Which May Violate Islamic Modesty Rules

June 14, 2008

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Thomas Frank, USA today BALTIMORE — Body-scanning machines that show images of people underneath their clothing are being installed in 10 of the nation’s busiest airports in one of the biggest public uses of security devices that reveal intimate body parts. Body Scanners are Invasive The Transportation Security Administration recently started using body scans on […]

Scholarships for Indian Muslim Students

June 7, 2008

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It is admission time and so many parents are losing their sleeps of nights and peace of days just because of running after their childrens admissions.  Many parents cant afford to pay even the admission fees. Please forward the pdf file listing the multiple scholars and sources of financial aid to deserving, but needy muslim students […]

Management Case #1: Communicate or Lose a $1.4 billion stealth bomber

June 7, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Islamic nonprofit organizations lack good internal communication for any number of reasons: lack of understanding of shura, cultural barriers, autocratic and bureaucratic leadership, etc.  Please read below an article from CNN that illustrates how costly a breakdown in communication can be.  In this case, valuable information was not shared among lower-echelon, […]

U.S. Restores Fulbright Scholarships to Gaza Students

June 2, 2008

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GAZA CITY (CNN) — The U.S. has reversed its decision to take Fulbright scholarships away from seven Gaza-based students, saying it is working with Israel to let them leave the Palestinian territory to study at American universities. Student Hadeel Abukwaik, 23, says she hopes to have an exit visa to leave Gaza for the U.S. […]