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November 2011 Blog Posts (68)

Freed by DNA in Chicago

In her Chicago Sun-Times column, Laura S. Washington reviews a case in which four black juveniles were coerced into

Freed by DNA in Chicago

 

 

confessing to a November 1994 murder that they didn't commit…

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Muslim Brothers resurrect after 25 years

BENGHAZI - Libya's Muslim Brotherhood, repressed under the regime of fallen strongman Moamer Gathafi, has opened



Resurrection after 25 years

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood is due to elect leader, discuss whether to form political party in its first congress for almost 25 years

 

 

its first public congress inside the country for almost 25 years.

"This is an historic day for us and for the Libyan…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 18, 2011 at 3:11am — No Comments

Ennahda’s radical shift: Islamists’ 'Caliphate' talk sparks Tunisia outcry

TUNIS - Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party, which vowed to pursue moderate policies after it won elections last month,



Hamadi Jebali, Islamist leader in western suit

Political analysts warn that with recent comments Ennahda has revealed its true nature, even as Islamist party strives to form interim coalition government.

 

 

has provoked concern about its radical roots by evoking the caliphate and…

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Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -

Right now, Congress is debating a law that would give them the power



Right now, Congress is…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 17, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

The Language of the Khutbah

By the Grace of Allah, we have a beautiful tradition of law filled with rich wisdom that balances between a deep

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understanding of our scripture and the reality of those to whom it is applied. Consequentially, our scholars have dealt with the modern world by developing two new applications of fiqh. One is…

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Saudi prince opposes military strike on Iran

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief on Tuesday said his country opposes any military strike on Iran,



'A military strike would rally Iranians around their government'

Prince Turki: Such an act, I think, would be foolish. And to undertake it... would be tragic.

 

 

amid rising tensions over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

"Such an act, I think, would be…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 16, 2011 at 5:57am — No Comments

Lion’s share of ‘hate’ in US goes to Muslim Americans

WASHINGTON - So-called "hate crimes" against Muslims rose nearly 50 percent in the United States in 2010, according



Obvious discrimination

to FBI statistics released Monday.

‘Hate crimes’ against Muslims rise nearly 50 percent in US as racial, religious violence against other communities goes down

 

 

The figures, part of a report on hate crimes, showed actions motivated by anti-Muslim prejudice…

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Hate crime numbers steady, nearly half motivated by racial bias, FBI reports

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As New York authorities investigate what appears to be the nation's latest hate crime, the

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By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Department Producer

FBI's annual hate crime report, released Monday, shows no significant change in the level of crimes motivated…

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A quick review of All American Muslim on TLC

Pop Culture Hijabi is going to have a review for you on Saturday, but I had to put in my own two cents while the show is

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still fresh on my mind. :)

I just got done watching TLC’s “All American Muslim” and I have to say that I was prepared for the worst and was pleasantly…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

First step towards repetition of Libya scenario: Arab League suspends Syria

The Arab League on Saturday suspended Syria until President Bashar al-Assad implements an Arab deal to end



Arab League to discuss ‘coming transitional period in Syria’

Arab League suspends Syria until Assad implements Arab deal to end violence against protesters, calls for sanctions, transition talks with opposition.

 

 

By Samer al-Atrush – CAIRO

 violence against protesters, and called for…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 13, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Legislator Says Remove All Muslims From Military

  A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on

    (R)            Rick Womick

CAIR: Tenn. Legislator Says Remove All Muslims From Military

Muslim civil rights group asks Tennessee General Assembly to rebuke Rick Womick for 'un-American' remarks

 

 

the Tennessee General Assembly to formally rebuke one of its members who yesterday –- Veterans Day –- called…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

12 Foods of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Barley: Good in fever, while use in a soup form.



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Dates: The Prophet (SAW) said that a house without dates has no food. It should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.



Figs: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.



Grapes: The Prophet (SAW) was very fond of grapes - it purifies the blood, provides vigour and health, strengthens the kidneys and clears the bowels.



Honey: Considered the best remedy for diarrhoea…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Palestinians vow no letup despite Security Council failure

UNITED NATIONS - UN Security Council deadlock over the Palestinian bid for full UN membership left the Palestinian



Arafat’s wish delayed

Security Council deadlock over Palestinian bid leaves Palestinian leadership facing uphill struggle in quest for ultimate diplomatic prize.

 

 

leadership facing an uphill struggle Friday in their quest for the ultimate diplomatic prize.

But the…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 12, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Detroit prayer event puts Muslim community on edge

DETROIT (AP) — A group that counts Islam among the ills facing the nation began a 24-hour prayer rally Friday

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Nov. 9, 2011: Imam Abdullah Bey El-Amin, center, speaks during a news conference in Detroit. A coalition of Detroit clergy and community activists plan to march to a downtown football stadium and…

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Muslim Americans unveil their lives on Reality TV show

It's been a decade since the September 11 attacks and many Americans still don't know quite what to make of their



Will the Reality TV show clear the stereotyping of Muslim Americans?

“All-American Muslim” which premieres on TLC cable channel, lifts veil on five Arab American families in Detroit suburb

 

 

By Robert MacPherson - WASHINGTON

2.75 million Muslim compatriots. Could a reality TV…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 11, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Anomie...Iran, U.S. And Ethical-Religious Reasoning

In his classic study "Suicide" (1897), French Sociologist Emile Durkheim coined the term anomie. Anomie derived

File - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clenches his fist from his car, as he attends a rally marking the 32nd anniversary of 1979 Islamic Revolution, as people hold posters of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian flags, in Azadi (Freedom) Street in Tehran, Iran, Friday. Feb. 11, 2011.
photo: AP / Vahid Salemi
Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas…
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CNN's Black in America 4 ignores the history of African Americans in technology. Here's what it missed.

Soledad O'Brien's latest chapter in her Black in America series has caused a huge uproar even before the episode airs

Silicon Valley's Invisible Blacks

Frank Greene; Shellye Archambeau; Paul Judge

 

 

on Nov. 13. In her continuing exploration of the nooks and crannies of African-American life, O'Brien has taken on Silicon Valley, which sees…

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Freedom Waves will Reach Gaza

Another mission accomplished, or so it seems. Israeli navy has managed to thwart yet another civil society

'We will keep coming, wave after wave..' (Via Press TV)

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By Ramzy Baroud

provocation' (as described by the Israeli Embassy in Dublin, Irish Times, November 4).

 

Thus the 27 activists from nine countries aboard two boats were rounded up and hauled, along with their 'provocative' medical supplies, to the…

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An Iraq-WMD Replay on Iran?

The American public is about to be inundated with another flood of “expert analysis” about a dangerous Middle Eastern

Exclusive: The US press corps and “independent” American weapons experts got almost everything wrong about Iraq’s purported WMD before the US invasion in 2003. Now, much the same cast is returning to interpret dubious intelligence about Iran’s nuclear program, reports Robert…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Guantanamo military tribunal; difficult balancing act for US

A Guantanamo military tribunal Wednesday faced the difficult balancing act of providing the openness and

Terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

US officials at Guantanamo Bay are walking tightrope between providing transparency, safeguarding military secrets at…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on November 10, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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