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January 2011 Blog Posts (88)

Muslim Girl Pulled From Game Over Head Scarf...

A 12-year-old Muslim girl in Maryland was forced to sit out the first half of a basketball game by a referee who said her headscarf posed a safety risk.



 

Seventh-grader Maheen Haq of Hagerstown was allowed to play the second half wearing the hijab after a league administrator granted her a religious exemption.

Daphnie V. Campbell says the girl's parents will have to provide a letter stating that the headscarf is part of their…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 19, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments

Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time

WASHINGTON - The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Thursday hoisted its national flag for the first

We can't give you your land back, so run along with this flag instead

Highly symbolic US gesture towards Palestinian but no change of status for their…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 19, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments

Tunisia demo calls for government to resign

Hundreds of Tunisians rallied against their new government on Wednesday, as the leadership tried to defuse public

Seeking 'a new republic'

Tunisian demonstrators call for abolition of RCD, demand new parliament, new constituion.

 

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 19, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

Resignations, protests rock Tunisia government

The resignation of three ministers rocked Tunisia's fledgling unity government Tuesday as protesters vented their anger

'The dictator has fallen but the dictatorship not yet'

Anger against new Tunisian government line-up brings thousands of protesters onto streets

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 18, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What Tunisia Means to the Arab World

BEIRUT -- The dramatic developments in Tunisia in the past weeks that have seen street demonstrators send former

The grievances that the Tunisian demonstrators have articulated in recent weeks - and in other forms in recent decades - are also widely shared across the entire Arab world, notes Rami G. Khouri.

 

 

 President Zein el-Abedeen Ben Ali fleeing the country may prove to be the historic…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 18, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments

Saudi Arabia: haven to ousted leaders

Fleeing his country from protests after 23 years of iron-fisted rule, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali found

'Ironic'

 

Saudis give Tunisia's Ben Ali refuge in 2011, as they gave Uganda's Idi Amin and Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif before…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 18, 2011 at 3:22am — No Comments

"What I Believe" by Tariq Ramadan....A Must Read!!!!

"Tariq Ramadan, a prominent intellectual activist in Europe and America, represents a new
 generation of Islamic reformers", John L. Esposito
 
"Ramadan's most important message ... his advice to Muslims in the West to make the West their home...is one Americans should…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Mideast rulers watch Tunisia in fear of repeat

AMMAN - Governments across the Middle East anxiously watched developments in Tunisia on Sunday after the ouster

Jordanian protesters: 'where are the political reforms?'

 

Administrations in Mideast increasingly uneasy as opposition groups see inspiration in…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 17, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Buy American....And Demand It....

I want to ask each of you to consider doing the following when you are

talking on

the phone to any US customer service representative that is based in a foreign

country (like India ).  I have done this twice and it works!  Any time

you call an

800 number (for a credit card, banking, charter communications, health

insurance,

insurance, you name it) and you are transferred to a representative

(like in India),

please consider doing the…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 17, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Four Wives......

 

There was a rich…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 17, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Huge new settlement project in east Jerusalem

Israel is set to approve 1,400 new homes in an east Jerusalem settlement, media reports and the local council said

Fresh Israeli defiance of the international community

Israel to approve 1,400 new illegal settlement units in occupied Palestinian east…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 17, 2011 at 3:54am — No Comments

What Allah Wants us TO DO in Quran

  • Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on [Al-Qur’an-17/70]

 

  • Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception [Al-Qur’an-33/70]
  • Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way [Al-Qur’an-17/53, 2/83]
  • Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 14, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Census Results Reveal Blacks Leaving Large Cities

Black residents are increasingly departing large U.S. cities, a shift that could affect African-American political power

Flight Could Dilute and Shift Black Political Power

by Dorothy Rowley

 

 

 according to data from the first results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s population census.

The population of the nation’s capital now exceeds 600,000 residents, 53 percent of whom are African American, and there has…

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Clinton: US "Can’t Stop" Israel From Settling

Doha – PNN - At a press conference in Doha, Qatar, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said the power of American foreign policy was inherently limited when it came to pressuring Israel.

 

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US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (PNN Images).

 

Asked by an al-Jazeera reporter why Arab countries should take US…

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Enforced disappearances in Iraq a long-term challenge

MADRID - Asma Al-Haidari, an Amman-based Iraqi human rights analyst and advocate, says the phenomenon of

No safe place

Analyst says enforced disappearances in Iraq touch whole population, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

US rights group accuses Rumsfeld of torture

WASHINGTON - A US rights group Thursday appealed to a court in the case of former prisoners in Iraq and

They are not optimistic to win the case

ACLU appeals to court in case of former prisoners in Iraq, Afghanistan who accuse ex-defense secretary of being to blame for…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 14, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

2010 ties 2005 for warmest year on record

WASHINGTON - Last year tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record for global surface temperature, US

Global warming contributed to the devastating floods in Pakistan

Earth in 2010 experienced temperatures higher than 20th century average for 34th year in a…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 13, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Shariah: A Muslim Woman Speaks

Sarwat Husain says that Shariah is badly misunderstood in America. "The way Shariah is portrayed here in the United
 
Shariah: A Muslim Woman Speaks 

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 13, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

US could take Sudan off state terror list by July

Sudan could be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism as early as July if Khartoum recognizes the

US: 'we seek a better relationship with the government of Sudan'

 

Washington links Sudan's removal from US terror list to Khartoum's recognition…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 12, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Rep. Peter King Says Muslims Aren’t ‘American’ When It Comes To War

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has promised to launch a series of

 investigations of Muslim Americans beginning in February. “I’ve made it clear that I’ll focus the committee on counterterrorism and hold hearings on a wide range of issues, including radicalization of the American Muslim community and homegrown terrorism,” he…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on January 11, 2011 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

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