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Yemeni Nobel laureate Tawakkul Karman gives away $500,000 prize money

November 5, 2013

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(CNN) — Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman has decided that the best use of her half million dollars in prize money is to give it all away. Karman, the Yemeni activist who in 2011 became the first Arab woman to be awarded the peace prize, says she has donated the $500,000 prize money to a […]

Zaha Hadid: ‘I wouldn’t build a prison’

November 2, 2013

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Sheena McKenzie, CNN She wouldn’t build a prison. But the world’s most famous female architect, Zaha Hadid, says she’s willing to work in countries which have faced criticisms over their human rights records. The 62-year-old Iraqi-born Briton made the comments during an exclusive interview with CNN — to appear in full Friday. Hadid, the first […]

Migrant Servant Abuse and Exploitation in Saudi Arabia

October 31, 2013

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Note from Rafik Beekun: Where do these “Muslims”  learn their Islam from? Islam does not tolerate such behavior towards one’s servants. Abu Hurairah (R.A.) relates that he heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say “Whoever beats the […] servant unjustly, revenge will be taken from him on the Day of Judgment.” CNN; In the amateur video, […]

Modern Day Slavery in the Gulf

October 21, 2013

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By Dimitri Gkiokas, Special to CNN [I} recently left the Middle East after a decade in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Both are places of invariable desert yellow monotony and mind-blowing heat, with a fine touch of 90 percent humidity during the summer months – unbearable for most, but apparently not the tens of thousands of Indian, […]

Mark of shame on Muslim Countries and on the World: The Continued Existence of Slavery

October 21, 2013

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What is modern slavery. According to the Walk Free Foundation, “In 2013, modern slavery takes many forms, and is known by many names: slavery, forced labour or human trafficking. ‘Slavery’ refers to the condition of treating another person as if they were property – something to be bought, sold, traded or even destroyed. ‘Forced labour’ […]

From horror to hope: How a 7-year old boy fought back forced begging in Bangladesh

December 6, 2012

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Saeed Ahmed, Lisa Cohen and Sara Sidner, cnn.com “You cannot die! You cannot die!” the father mumbles to the bloodied, mutilated boy who lies unconscious on his lap. His hands press down on the boy’s slashed-open stomach to keep the insides from spilling out. He sobs convulsively. “Listen to me! You cannot die!” he repeats […]

Muslim Olympians wrestle with Ramadan dilemma

July 22, 2012

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  Note from Rafik Beekun: I don’t see why it is a dilemma for these Olympians. Islam allows people who are working in very harsh conditions to postpone their fasts. As some of the Muslim athletes below indicate, they have received the Islamic opinion from some scholars that they can postpone their fast during the […]