Month: December 2008

Gaza attacks: UN calls for halt to fighting as death toll passes 270 in fresh Israeli air strikes

The UN Security Council has called for an immediate end to all violence in Gaza after fresh Israeli air strikes against Palestinian targets have brought the death toll to more than 270 people. By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem and Richard Holt Last Updated: 8:36AM GMT 28 Dec 2008 Palestinian officials said that 271 Palestinians had […]

Jewish Power: The “0.002%” World Problem

Jewish Power: The “0.002%” World Problem by Mohamed Khodr (Tuesday, October 21, 2003) “We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world – no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but […]

Islamic pilgrimage deeply touches two Valley men

Comments 10 | Recommend 0 Lawn Griffiths, Tribune By now, most Muslims who went on this year’s hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, are back home. They’re telling their stories of being swept up in a sea of faithful followers fulfilling some of Islam’s most sacred rituals. They’re talking about the spiritual ecstasy of […]

Young Muslims Build a Subculture on an Underground Book

David Ahntholz for The New York Times Michael Muhammad Knight, the author of “The Taqwacores,” which a college professor has called “The Catcher in the Rye” for young Muslims. * Sign In to E-Mail or Save This * Print * Reprints * Share o Linkedin o Digg o Facebook o Mixx o Yahoo! Buzz o […]

Gaza’s grim reaper

Israel always manages to commit its worst deeds when no one else is looking. By Paul J. Balles While Americans concentrate on the cost of rescuing the U.S. financial system, and Europeans worry about how the worldwide financial crisis will affect them, Israel blithely, with U.S. government and European community approval, deprives Gaza’s entire civilian […]

The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis – Part 1: The Holocaust in History

The Hidden Holocaust: Our Civilizational Crisis – Part 1: The Holocaust in History by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed Part 1: The Holocaust in History 1. “Hidden Holocaust” As we are all aware, the term “Holocaust” is traditionally used to refer to the “systematic, bureaucratic state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi […]

Institutionalized Contempt for Islam, How Do We Tackle It: A Riposte Dr. Robert D. Crane

Institutionalized Contempt for Islam, How Do We Tackle It: A Riposte by Dr. Robert D. Crane A riposte is a fencer’s quick return thrust following a parry.  In this vein, I want to reply to Jafar Siddiqui’s concern about the growing professionalism in the Islamophobic industry and the lack of an effective Muslim response.  His […]

TURKEY: Ataturk’s grave, head scarves and the call to prayer

Walking along Mostafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum is like visiting a reproduction of an ancient temple. Though it is a burial site in a country with an absolute Muslim majority, no trace or engraving of Islam can be found. On the contrary, the creators of this spacious grave seemed to have no interest in recognizing religion, […]

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