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Muslim Americans more likely to reject violence and intolerance than other Americans

December 15, 2015

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David Bier and Matthew La Corte from Huffington Blog Donald Trump has proposed profiling Muslim Americans and shutting down mosques. He claims that Muslim “hatred is beyond comprehension.” But the truth is that Muslim Americans are not only integrating into U.S. society, but are actuallymore opposed to violence and more tolerant in many ways than […]

Greed, Rapaciousness and Intrigue: How Egypt became dependent on Israeli Gas

June 13, 2014

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These oil and gas deals “add up to a total loss to the Egyptian people of possibly over $11bn. Almost all of these involved Hussein Salem at some point in time arranging the deals.” Mika Minio-Paluello Energy Analyst

U.S. State Governor defends nomination of Sohail Mohammed as a Supreme Court Judge

August 7, 2011

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LittleGreenFootballs.com PATERSON—A lawyer who defended Muslims detained after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was sworn in as a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Tuesday, as Gov. Chris Christie called those who criticized his nomination ignorant. The appointment of Sohail Mohammed, 47 years old, angered some conservatives, who said they were concerned about the influence […]

Good Samaritans: Malaysian Muslims Protect Churches

January 10, 2010

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Islamonline.com Muslim groups in Malaysia are offering their help to prevent any further attacks on Christian places of worship amid a spree of attacks on churches in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority Asian country, The Star reported on Sunday, January 10. “This is an offer of peace and goodwill,” Nadzim Johan, the executive secretary of the Muslim […]

Obama’s TSA Rules Amount to Profiling

January 4, 2010

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 CAIR (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/4/2010) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said new security measures announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amount to profiling of Muslims. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the new guidelines, under which anyone traveling from or through 13 Muslim-majority nations will be required […]

Transparency International 2009: Muslim-majority Countries Among the Most Corrupt on Earth

November 17, 2009

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Thansparency International 2009 The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) table shows a country’s ranking and score, the number of surveys used to determine the score, and the confidence range of the scoring. The rank shows how one country compares to others included in the index. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in […]

For Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, goodbye to goodwill

November 16, 2009

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By Pamela Constable Washington Post Foreign Service November 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — President Asif Ali Zardari, who entered office 14 months ago on a wave of post-dictatorship goodwill and sympathy for his slain wife, Benazir Bhutto, now faces growing public anger and disillusionment over his remote presidency. Some critics are urging him to step […]

Double Standards for Freedom of Expression At Columbia University

October 21, 2009

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Al Jazeera Blog When President Ahmadinejad of Iran spoke to students at Columbia University in September 2007, the students, the faculty and the media were all given front row seats to condemn and to vilify. Even the President of the University, Lee Bollinger, took the opportunty to get a dig in, telling Ahmadinejad: ““Mr. President, […]

Thank you, President Obama, for your kind wishes for Ramadan

September 17, 2009

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President Obama wishes the Muslim world a blessed and happy Ramadan

Egyptians in Nile Delta go on labor strikes

August 18, 2009

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By Abigail Hauslohner/Al-Mahalla al-Kubra Time Magazine In the Nile delta region where the famous Egyptian cotton is made, laborers are striking and blaming the government for their poor condition. The strikes involving several dozen workers in the Nile Delta town about 60 miles north of Cairo are just the latest in over a dozen that […]

Obama nominates Abdul K. Kallon to serve on District Court Bench

August 1, 2009

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE July 31, 2009  President Obama Nominates Abdul K. Kallon  and Jacqueline Nguyen to Serve on the District Court Bench  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Abdul Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to United States District Court judgeships.  “These nominees have dedicated their careers to […]

Corruption in the Workplace: Feds Arrest Several Mayors and Rabbis

July 23, 2009

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NBC News and news services NEWARK, N.J. – Three New Jersey mayors, two state lawmakers, a deputy mayor and five rabbis were among 44 people charged Thursday in a two-track corruption and international money-laundering probe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced. The investigation began as a probe into a money-laundering ring that allegedly […]

“A New Beginning”? President Obama Addresses the Muslim World

June 4, 2009

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Please click here to download the transcript of President Obama’s speech in Cairo.

Congressman Ellison Acts Against Irresponsible Lending and Unfair Credit Card Gimmicks

May 7, 2009

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From Congressman Keith Ellison’s Newsletter Irresponsible lending practices and lax regulation by the Bush Administration were driving forces in the collapse of the financial markets and the largest number of home foreclosures since the Great Depression. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, my focus is on preventing this from happening again. This means […]

Strengthening America: The Civic and Political Integration of Muslim Americans

May 7, 2009

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released the findings of its independent Task Force on the civic and political integration of Muslim Americans on June 26, 2007. “Strengthening America” calls for Muslims and non-Muslims to work together to create full and equal opportunities for Muslim Americans to participate in American […]

Internships with the US State Department

April 30, 2009

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Muslim Democrats Internships with the US State Department The US State Department is offering several Internships that provide a wide range of programs to accommodate all types of students. The two current programs that are featured by the State Department are the Cooperative Education Project and Stay-In-School Program. 1. The Cooperative Education Project is an Internship program […]

Obama reaches out to Muslims

January 17, 2009

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The Sunday Times January 18, 2009 Sarah Baxter in Washington BARACK OBAMA is planning to reach out to the Islamic world, seeking a rapprochement with Muslim opinion alienated by the Bush administration. He believes a personal initiative will dramatise his wish to reassure Muslims, and intends to give a speech in an Islamic capital during […]

Key Obama Advisor Has Hindu Extremist Baggage from Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America

November 8, 2008

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For all the talk of change and hope, one of the first thing that Obama did after getting elected was appoint Sonal Shah, a right wing Hindu extremist figure, as a key advisor to his transition team. Folks may be aware that it is Hindu extremist groups such as the VHP and its student wing […]

Islam and Obama: American Muslims overwhelmingly voted Democratic

November 8, 2008

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 Lorraine Ali NEWSWEEK http://www.newsweek.com/id/168062 For the past few months, not a day went by without the words “Muslim” and “Obama” being mentioned in the same sentence. From the divisive shouts and jeers at McCain rallies to the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times to an interview with Colin Powell on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” […]

An Islamic Perspective on Civic Engagement and Voting in America

October 9, 2008

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Islamic Shura Council of Southern California The future of America will be decided as Americans cast their votes this November for the next president of the United States. In looking to the coming months, the Muslim American community must remain steadfast in our commitment to political and civic participation in accordance to the guiding principles […]

Ethics: McCain and Keating

October 7, 2008

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The current economic crisis demands that we understand John McCain’s attitudes about economic oversight and corporate influence in federal regulation. Nothing illustrates the danger of his approach more clearly than his central role in the savings and loan scandal of the late ’80s and early ’90s. John McCain was accused of improperly aiding his political […]

Who is fit to lead now? McCain Reinventing Obama

October 6, 2008

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By Larry Rohter, New York Times Speaking in Albuquerque on Monday, Senator John McCain attacked Senator Barack Obama on several fronts that by now have become familiar. But many of his charges relating to the economic meltdown, taxation and health care contained inaccuracies or exaggerations of his own position or Mr. Obama’s. For instance, Mr. […]

National Eid Voter Registration Drive Urged for American Muslims

September 26, 2008

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Please note that during the Bush-Gore battle in Florida for the U.S. President’s Office, many said that it was the Muslims in Florida who provided Bush with the margin of victory that he needed–notwithstanding the merits of his presidency. Even though, according to some accounts, Muslims consist of only 6-7 million […]