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Why America (and the World) Should Stop Shopping at WalMart

December 29, 2013

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WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE is a feature length documentary that uncovers a retail giant’s assault on families and small towns in America. Related articles Wal*Mart: Fight the Evil Giant? (eauddinkhan.com) Wal*Mart Scorns the Bangladeshis (eauddinkhan.com) Wal*Mart Policy: Prey on the Poor (eauddinkhan.com) Wal-Mart – Evil Empire or Opportunist? (norberthaupt.com) Always Low Wages? […]

Support Muslim Disability Awareness

December 26, 2013

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“My story – Living with muscular dystrophy”  by a Muslim sister Growing up my grandparents always reminded me to count my blessings and not my shortcomings; advice that echoes within Islam. I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy; diagnosed aged 9. Before I reverted to Islam 14 months ago I saw my disability as a hurdle […]

Kudos: Bradford synagogue saved by city’s Muslims

December 22, 2013

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Helen Pidd, The Guardian Newspaper, UK Friday 20 December 2013 10.25 EST It was around this time last year that the trustees of Bradford’s final remaining synagogue faced a tough choice. The roof of the Grade II-listed Moorish building was leaking; there was serious damage to the eastern wall, where the ark held the Torah […]

Religion in America: Islam on the increase

December 18, 2013

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Niraj Chokshi, Washington Post It goes without saying that religion is big in America. It played a starring role in the founding of the nation and continues to be the source of policy fights. Just this week, a group of Satanists launched a donation drive to erect a monument on Oklahoma’s Capitol grounds, in what […]

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Activist and Mandela’s Lifelong Friend

December 15, 2013

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Ahmed Kathrada is an anti-apartheid activist who spent 26 years in Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. The Man Behind Nelson Mandela [..] Anthony Sampson, author of the authorized biography of Nelson Mandela, mentions in the preface Ahmed Muhamed Kathrada from whom Anthony had collected most of the information the book. Ahmed Kathara had spent 26 […]

In Memoriam: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

December 15, 2013

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“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination,” he said. “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, […]

Nelson Mandela’s Journey with Islam and Muslims in the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa

December 9, 2013

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JOHANNESBURG – As millions worldwide bid farewell to Nelson Mandela, many Muslim eyes were turned back to history, reviving memories of a long history of interaction between Muslims and the iconic leader across the past decades.  As the Nelson Mandela himself once said, ““In the face of European colonialism, Islamic communities took their place along […]