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Mohamed “Mo” Farah Proves that Western Muslims are Beyond “Integration”
Mohamed “Mo” Farah Proves that Western Muslims are Beyond “Integration”

By Helen Earnshaw 7 Aug 2012 Mohamed “Mo” Farah prostrating after winning the gold medal. When a Western Muslim excels at sports or academics, he is lauded as just another citizen: British, French, German, American, etc. For example, when Zinedine Zidane was leading France to victory, his Muslimness never came up, but when he head-butted an […]

 
A nation united in joy as Mo seizes glory
A nation united in joy as Mo seizes glory

Farah completes a magnificent double – and is hailed the best ever By David Randall & Emily Duggan  12 Aug 2012 Mo Farah was last night acclaimed by Lord Coe as Britain’s greatest ever runner after he joined the elite company of athletes who have won both the 5,000 metres and the 10,000 metres at […]

 
“Honour killings” are just murder – it’s as simple as that

The tragic murder of Shafilea Ahmed reminds us how limiting the term “honour” is when it comes to crime. By Samira Shackle 7 Aug 2012 The tragic murder of Shafilea Ahmed has dominated the headlines recently. The 17-year-old girl was murdered by her parents, Iftikar and Farzana Ahmed, at their home in Warrington, because she […]

 
Mo Farah’s unstoppable momentum result of ferocious training
Mo Farah’s unstoppable momentum result of ferocious training

By Tom Fordyce  BBC chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium   12 Aug 2012 Four weeks ago at Crystal Palace, in a cold, empty stadium long since deserted by the crowds who had earlier watched him win a Diamond League 5,000m race, Mo Farah stepped back out onto the track and once again pulled […]

 
Britain’s Finest Ever Runner : Mohamed Farah
Britain’s Finest Ever Runner : Mohamed Farah

  Mo Farah’s last lap 10000m London 2012 Olympic final :     Videos of Mohamed Farah’s win of both 10,000 and 5,000 metres gold : Mo Farah wins Olympics 10,000m gold for Great Britain http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19132050 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19142283 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19131847   Mo Farah wins 5,000m to claim second Olympic gold http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19223652 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19228975 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19228976 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19230484   Usain Bolt […]

 
If the Sikh Temple Had Been a Muslim Mosque
If the Sikh Temple Had Been a Muslim Mosque

By Samuel G. Freedman  10 Aug 2012 Sikhs attended a vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. 7, 2012 after the killing of six worshipers at a nearby temple. During the 2008 presidential campaign, rumors proliferated that Barack Obama was a Muslim who had been indoctrinated into militant Islam during childhood studies in a madrassa. […]

 
Missouri Churches Host Iftar for Muslims Whose Mosque Burned Down
Missouri Churches Host Iftar for Muslims Whose Mosque Burned Down

10 Aug 2012 Members of the Islamic Society of Joplin and St. Philip’s Episcopal Church hold an iftar with other congregations of the faith community on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Extending help to their fellow Muslim neighbors, churches in a Missouri city have come together to host an iftar for Joplin local Muslim community after […]

 
Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others

By Professor Juan Ricardo Cole    9 Aug 2012 1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.” 2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when […]

 
We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond

By Sonny Singh. Musician & social justice educator12 March 2012 As a brown-skinned Sikh with a turban on my head and a long beard on my chin, I deal with my fair share of racist and xenophobic harassment regularly, including in my home of New York City, the most diverse city on the planet. It usually […]

 
Pro-Palestinian Ads Ignite Firestorm Of Controversy

12 Jul 2012   Transcript : A seemingly endless debate over politics, religion and territory is coming to a train station near you. An explosive ad about Israel is now igniting a firestorm of controversy. The display shows shrinking Palestinian territory in Israel over the years and refers to 4.7 million Palestinians there as refugees. […]

 
Buddhist Monks Against Humanitarian Aid?

By Krystina Friedlander  Senior Editor, islawmix  2 Aug 2012   When we last read about Burmese monks in the Western press, it was in the context of mass protests against Burma’s brutal military junta and their visit to Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in homage of the courageous pro-democracy activist. It is surprising then, shocking even, that Burma’s […]

 
Aung San Suu Kyi facing backlash for silence on abuses

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader, is facing a backlash from fellow pro-democracy campaigners who are dismayed at her refusal to speak out against abuses being committed by her country’s military. By Alex Spillius 26 Jul 2012 Activists who supported the world famous symbol of human rights through her years of imprisonment and […]

 
Betrayed: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Burma

By Fahad Ansari 22 July 2012 The poster girl of the pro-democracy movement, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was this month touring Europe in the latest move to normalize Burma’s relationship with the West and remove the pariah status it has lived with for many decades. Suu Kyi spent almost two decades under […]

 
Muslim athletes face Ramadan dilemma

By Ines Burckhardt  3 Aug 2012 Tihmina Kohistani has not missed a fast during Ramadan since she was 10 years old. But the 22-year-old sprinter for Afghanistan’s Olympic team will not observe the tradition this year. “It is a dilemma for me and many Muslim athletes,” she says of the call for Muslims to refrain from eating between sunrise […]

 
Olympics-Hijab no hurdle for Muslim sportswomen as bans eased
Olympics-Hijab no hurdle for Muslim sportswomen as bans eased

By Mohammed Abbas 1 Aug 2012   Egypt’s Eman Gaber (R) and teammate Rana El Husseiny wearing hijab headscarves take off their helmets during round 16 of the women’s team foil fencing match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012 (Reuters) – Headscarf-wearing Muslim women are making strides at the Olympic Games, a year […]

 
As Islamists Gain Influence, Washington Reassesses Who Its Friends Are

By Scott Shane  9 July 2012 WASHINGTON — In his first major speech last month, Mohamed Morsi, the new Egyptian president, pledged to seek the release of a notorious Egyptian terrorist from a North Carolina prison. Not long before that, a member of a designated terrorist organization, Gamaa al-Islamiyya — who also happens to be a […]

 
Boko Haram and Islam

By Disu Kamor   2 February 2012 Since the criminal attacks of the dreaded cultist group (Boko Haram) on the nation started, certain salesmen of hate have been hawking their credo: Islam is violent; religion in general produces extremists; religion is dangerous, and so on, to the public. One of such persons is Leo Igwe, an […]

 
Um Ahmed, Egypt’s New First Lady
Um Ahmed, Egypt’s New First Lady

 28 June 2012 CAIRO – Unlike former elegant, half-British first ladies, Egypt’s presidential palace is welcoming a small-town home-maker who loves to be called with a traditional nickname identifying her as the mother of her eldest son. “She looks like my mother,” Dalia Saber, 36, an engineering lecture toldThe New York Times on Thursday, June 28, […]

 
Egyptian First Lady: Debunking Myths of Feminism
Egyptian First Lady: Debunking Myths of Feminism

What Is Really Meaningful By Raudah Mohd Yunus Freelance Writer- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9 July 2012 When I first saw Naglaa Ali Mahmoud or better known as Um Ahmed, the wife of Egypt’s first freely elected President Dr Morsy, I could not help but smiling. Egypt’s new first lady is different from other typical first […]

 
The Spectator’s selective silence exposes hidden agenda

By Shaikh Riyad Nadwi, Ph.D   31 March 2005 The Spectator magazine has once again published an article by Anthony Browne (‘Church of Martyrs’, 27 March 2005) in which he attempts to create community tension between Muslims and Christians in Britain by using spurious statistics, hearsay and fabrication. He is at pains to tell us how […]

 
Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity is Not the Only Religion

 Erin Gloria Ryan   6 July 2012 It’s an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she’s totally in favor […]

 
Islam is being integrated more fully in Germany

By Lewis Gropp  27 June  2012  Two years ago, then-German President Christian Wulff stated that Islam was part of Germany, creating an uproar among more conservative followers of his Christian Democratic Union. Then, defying reason, Joachim Gauck, Germany’s new president, stated earlier this year that Muslims are part of Germany, but that he would not say […]

 
Israeli settlements ‘jeopardising’ Palestinian prosperity
Israeli settlements ‘jeopardising’ Palestinian prosperity

5 July 2012 The report says Palestinians can use only 6% of the land in the Jordan Valley The economic potential of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is being jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, a report by the UK charity Oxfam says. The study suggests Palestinians could generate an extra £1bn […]

 
Egypt’s Islamist First Lady
Egypt’s Islamist First Lady

By Yomna El-Saeed    Freelance Writer – Egypt      5 July 2012 So, Egypt finally got a president after a year and a half of being ruled by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, ever since Mubarak was toppled. Dr. Mohamed Morsi has hit a number of records. He is not only the first […]

 
Muslims are well-integrated in Britain – but no one seems to believe it
Muslims are well-integrated in Britain – but no one seems to believe it

British Muslims often express a stronger sense of belonging than other citizens, so why are they still seen as outsiders? By Leon Moosavi  3 July 2012 ‘More than half (55%) of Britons would be concerned if a mosque was built in their area.’ Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian In Britain today there is a mismatch […]

 
Austria celebrates ‘model’ law on Islam
Austria celebrates ‘model’ law on Islam

By Bethany Bell   3 July 2012 BBC News, Vienna Austria has had a checkered history when it comes to relations with Muslims, but its 100-year-old Law on Islam is seen as a symbol of tolerance. The law gives Muslims the same rights as other officially recognised religions in Austria, such as Catholicism, Lutheranism, Judaism and […]

 
Muslims applaud Malawi President Joyce Banda

By Peter Chipanga   2 July 2012 Muslims in Malawi have commended the country’s leadership for officially allowing the Muslim women to be putting on an Islamic dress, Hijaab, without restrictions or fear of any form of oppression. The Muslim community have said the sentiments in a press release that has been signed by the National […]

 
How Muslim Brotherhood went from 7 members to Egypt’s presidency

By Nancy A. Youssef     29 June 2012 CAIRO — When Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928, the membership was just seven people – al-Banna and six other workers in the port city of Suez, his only surviving sibling, 91-year-old brother Gamal, recalled recently. The British were in charge of Egypt then, and […]

 
Australia : Islam defies the slow loss of faith
Australia : Islam defies the slow loss of faith

By Susannah Moran  22 June 2012    AUSTRALIANS are losing their faith with religion, census figures reveal, with close to 4.8 million people saying they have no affiliation. For those who do believe, the greatest growth is among followers of Islam, with the number of Muslims up 40 per cent since the 2006 census. The […]

 
Making the World Safe for Terrorism

By Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller     30 Sept 2001 In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate By what one can gather from the press, the FBI and CIA have seemingly been unable to prove who precisely, if anyone, may have masterminded the attack earlier this month on the World Trade Center […]