Gaza massacres (27 December 2008 – )

Gaza massacres (27 December 2008 - )   Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed and thousand more injured as Israel continues to assault the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza -- the majority of them children and refugees -- from the air, sea and sky.   <!-- Summary of events -->  Ongoing coverage from The Electronic … Continue reading Gaza massacres (27 December 2008 – )

The shortcut to peace

The shortcut to peace Hasan Abu Nimah, The Electronic Intifada, 28 January 2009 Palestinians in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip huddle around a fire next to their home destroyed during Israel's 22 days of attacks on Gaza. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages) Because it is generally accepted by the so-called "international community" that Hamas is a major … Continue reading The shortcut to peace

Israeli settlers steal land, distort truth

17/11/2008 04:00:00 PM GMT Comments (show_art_comments_count('183623');51) Add a comment Print E-mail to friend (electronicintifada.net) The establishment of Israeli settlements on the West Bank violates international humanitarian law. <!-- if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ','; phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11); document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='"); document.write ("http://admin.alclick.com/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random); document.write ("&amp;what=zone:2141"); document.write … Continue reading Israeli settlers steal land, distort truth

A Sine on the Road to Mecca

Home Current Issue Archives Bookshelf Online Features Marketplace Subscribe In This Section Search Book Reviews by Issue Issue Index Topical Index Author Index 1970-1997 Index Institutional Licensing American Scientist Classics Site Search Advanced Search Visitor Login Username Password Help with login Forgot your password? Change your username see full issue: May-June 2001 SCIENCE OBSERVER A … Continue reading A Sine on the Road to Mecca

A Family’s Deadly Ordeal

At a Flash Point in Gaza, A Family's Deadly Ordeal Gallery Gaza Cease-Fire in Jeopardy Renewed clashes threaten tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Hamas after a 22-day conflict in the Gaza Strip. » LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY initHotContentContentColumn() dl#hotcontent-results { display:block; } #hotcontent-box-content_column { display:none; } placeHotContentBoxContentColumn(module); » Top 35 if ( typeof module != "undefined" … Continue reading A Family’s Deadly Ordeal

Rabbi told Israeli troops ‘to show no mercy’ in Gaza

Israeli soldiers walk on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza Strip ©2009 Google - Map data ©2009 LeadDog Consulting, AND, Tele Atlas, Europa Technologies - Terms of Use Rabbi told Israeli troops 'to show no mercy' in Gaza 2 days ago JERUSALEM (AFP) — An Israeli human rights group on Monday called for … Continue reading Rabbi told Israeli troops ‘to show no mercy’ in Gaza

Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

News Israel Admits White Phosphorous Use in Gaza War-scarred Gaza Children Back to School BBC Under Fire Over Gaza Appeal Ban Hamas Sees New Bush in Barack Obama George Mitchell from N.Ireland to Mideast Israel Hires Minister to Fight War Crimes Claims Image Gallery Calisthenics Jabalia Prep C Walking Home Art Talks Support Our Work … Continue reading Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Time Running Out For A Two-State Solution?

60 Minutes: Growing Number Of Israelis, Palestinians Say Two-State Solution Is No Longer Possible Comments 1929 | Page 1 of 4 Jan. 25, 2009 E-Mail Story Print Story Sphere Share Text Size:  A A A Videos Photos (AP) videoSetActiveVideo('videoPlayer', '4752349'); var embeddedVideos = { 'v4752349': {videoId: '4752349', flashId: 'F9TH9ZGJqzVrSiJCp9NrVa23J03p4_M0', videoImage: 'http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/CBS_Production_News/966/879/60_Peace_0125_244x183.jpg', cropClass: '', videoContainerId: 'videoPlayer', videoObjectContainer: 'videoObject', … Continue reading Time Running Out For A Two-State Solution?

Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

  News   Israel Admits White Phosphorous Use in Gaza War-scarred Gaza Children Back to School BBC Under Fire Over Gaza Appeal Ban Hamas Sees New Bush in Barack Obama George Mitchell from N.Ireland to Mideast Israel Hires Minister to Fight War Crimes Claims Image Gallery   Calisthenics Jabalia Prep C Walking Home Art   … Continue reading Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Israeli Rights Groups Detail Allegations of Army Abuse in Gaza

Hadith: God Brings Grieving Parents to Paradise Audio: Israeli Soldiers Shot Civilians in Cold Blood (PRI) Israelis Execute Parents in Front of Children (Telegraph) Video: Israelis Block Ambulance for Relatives of US Grad Israeli Rights Groups Detail Allegations of Army Abuse in Gaza Final Toll of Gaza War: 1,330 Dead, 5,450 Wounded (AFP) Gideon Levy: … Continue reading Israeli Rights Groups Detail Allegations of Army Abuse in Gaza

How to TackleTerrorism

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (tr. Yoginder Sikand) Posted Dec 20, 2008      • Permalink • Printer-Friendly Version How to TackleTerrorism By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (tr. Yoginder Sikand) Terrorism is an international menace. Everyone condemns it but the question is: How to cope with terrorism? I would like to give the answer to this question in … Continue reading How to TackleTerrorism

Ahead of Iraq Deployment, 37 Korean Troops Convert to Islam

"I became a Muslim because I felt Islam was more humanistic and peaceful than other religions. And if you can religiously connect with the locals, I think it could be a big help in carrying out our peace reconstruction mission." So said on Friday those Korean soldiers who converted to Islam ahead of their late … Continue reading Ahead of Iraq Deployment, 37 Korean Troops Convert to Islam

Israelis are living high on US expense account

By Michael Backman The Age January 17, 2009 THERE'S a memorable scene in the Stephen Spielberg film ‘Munich’. After the 1972 Munich Olympic Games killings of Israeli athletes, prime  minister Golda Meir tells confidants she wants to show the plotters that killing Jews "is expensive". She then organises for the assassination  of each of the … Continue reading Israelis are living high on US expense account

Disputed Territory: War in Gaza Provokes Protest (And Conversation) In Second Life Israel

Protesters continue convening in SL Israel today In Second Life there is a new Israel, appropriately called SL Israel, which recreates in virtual form aspects of the country, from religious landmarks of Jerusalem such as the Temple Mount, to tourist sites of Tel Aviv.  Last week when Israel began launching guided missiles at Hamas targets … Continue reading Disputed Territory: War in Gaza Provokes Protest (And Conversation) In Second Life Israel

Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

By Middle East correspondent Ben Knight and wires Posted Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:06am AEDT  Updated Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:56am AEDT Indiscriminate use of any weapon in densely populated areas can be the basis of war crimes charges. (AFP: Patrick Baz, file photo) Video: Gaza ceasefire holding (ABC News) Audio: Uneasy Gaza ceasefire holds (AM) Human rights group Amnesty International … Continue reading Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy. But its merciless assault on Gaza has led him to devastating conclusions Avi Shlaim The Guardian, Wednesday 7 January 2009 Article history A wounded Palestinian policeman gestures while lying on the ground outside Hamas police headquarters following … Continue reading How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe

Gaza Strip resembles a concentration camp, says top Vatican official

VATICAN-GAZA (UPDATED) Jan-9-2009 (810 words) With photos posted Jan. 8. xxxi Gaza Strip resembles a concentration camp, says top Vatican official By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Gaza Strip increasingly is looking like "a big concentration camp" while egoism, hatred, poverty and injustice are fueling the continual slaughter in the … Continue reading Gaza Strip resembles a concentration camp, says top Vatican official

Qatar: Future Muslim leaders seek fresh path

Tomorrow's leaders? Maha al-Khalifa and Aalaa Abuzaakook, of Qatar, and Musa Syeed, of New York, met at the leadership gathering. CARYLE MURPHY 'No better time' for change, say activists at this past weekend's youth conference in Doha, Qatar. By Caryle Murphy | Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor from the January 20, 2009 edition E-mail a … Continue reading Qatar: Future Muslim leaders seek fresh path

Over 1000 Muslim Migrants from burma to thai tortured and drowned by Thai Govt

Photo 1 of 3 Thai army Colonel Manat Khongpan (L, with cap) during the processing of a group of refugees 3 hours ago BANGKOK (AFP) — Thailand's premier insisted Tuesday that his country had respected the rights of boat people from Myanmar, saying reports that the migrants were mistreated and abandoned at sea were "exaggerated". … Continue reading Over 1000 Muslim Migrants from burma to thai tortured and drowned by Thai Govt

Pamuk: Islam not irreconcilable with West

The Yomiuri Shimbun This is the fifth installment in a series of interviews with leading intellectuals both at home and abroad about the present state of world affairs and potential solutions to challenges that face the world in 2009. The following is excerpted from an interview with author Orhan Pamuk, 56, winner of the 2006 … Continue reading Pamuk: Islam not irreconcilable with West

Muslim Cham draw on inner strength

In a mosque fashioned from a condo unit in Santa Ana, Calif., Cham girls practiced writing the Arabic alphabet. (Gina Ferazzi/los angeles times) By Paloma EsquivelLos Angeles Times / January 18, 2009 Email| Print| Single Page| Yahoo! Buzz| ShareThis Text size – + SANTA ANA, Calif. - In the secluded courtyard of a weathered condominium complex, at the dead … Continue reading Muslim Cham draw on inner strength

U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact Summary

U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact Summary Benefits to Israel of U.S. Aid Since 1949 (As of November 1, 1997) Foreign Aid Grants and Loans $74,157,600,000 Other U.S. Aid (12.2% of Foreign Aid) $9,047,227,200 Interest to Israel from Advanced Payments $1,650,000,000 Grand Total $84,854,827,200 Total Benefits per Israeli $14,630 Cost to U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact Summary

Palestine

1 / 55 27 December: Amid thousands of images of civilian casualties of the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, the solemn stare of one child appears to have stood out more than any other. Newspapers and broadcasters across the world selected the image of a young girl looking into a camera lens outside the Shifa hospital hours … Continue reading Palestine

Islamic warfare protects noncombatants, and manipulating terrorists are violating its laws.

VOICE OF THE DAY A Muslim view Islamic warfare protects noncombatants, and manipulating terrorists are violating its laws. ANNANINA JOY GLOVER • JANUARY 16, 2009 Read Comments(54) Recommended (6) Print this page E-mail this article Share Peace to you, dear readers. I was asked to write a reply to the letter written in the Dec. 19 … Continue reading Islamic warfare protects noncombatants, and manipulating terrorists are violating its laws.

Those gentle Muslims

Jan. 14, 2009  DENNIS MYERS Against the Grain It was 25 years ago that Congress and President Reagan created the King Day national holiday we mark this week. One hopes that in that quarter century our citizenry learned more about Martin Luther King's message, which drew heavily on Gandhi's nonviolent resistance techniques. The two men … Continue reading Those gentle Muslims

The War On Terror Is Over

By Mark Juergensmeyer January 15, 2009 Comment Now Email Print Share First of all, the phrase “war on terror” needs to be retired. As a war, it is largely imagined, and as an idea it is ill-conceived. The effect of thinking in terms of global war is to make enemies out of millions of Muslims who … Continue reading The War On Terror Is Over

U.N. condemns shelling of aid complex, blames Israel

updated 35 minutes ago STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Israeli spokesman says shells may not have been from Israeli forces NEW: Israel uses disputed white phosphorus shells, U.N. spokesman says U.N. relief agency's Gaza City headquarters, warehouse ablaze after attack Next Article in World »  READ  VIDEO BACKGROUND JERUSALEM (CNN) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned an attack on a … Continue reading U.N. condemns shelling of aid complex, blames Israel

UN headquarters in Gaza hit by Israeli ‘white phosphorus’ shells

From Times Online January 15, 2009 Sheera Frenkel, Jerusalem, and Philippe Naughton How The Times broke the story | Photographic evidence | Spent shells prove use | The burn victims | War in Gaza photojournalism The main UN compound in Gaza was in flames today after being struck by Israeli artillery fire, and a spokesman said that the building had been hit by shells … Continue reading UN headquarters in Gaza hit by Israeli ‘white phosphorus’ shells

Israel admits using phosphorus bombs during war in Lebanon

  Bookmark to del.icio.us     Digg It!  new   Minister Jacob Edery. (Archives) Last update - 06:42 22/10/2006 Israel admits using phosphorus bombs during war in Lebanon By Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent Israel has acknowledged for the first time that it attacked Hezbollah targets during the second Lebanon war with phosphorus shells. White phosphorus causes very painful … Continue reading Israel admits using phosphorus bombs during war in Lebanon

The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

6 / 13 1 January: A wounded Palestinian child screams as she arrives to the al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Photograph: Fadi Adwan /Getty Images Send to a friend   Share   Clip 6 / 13 Thumbnail view World news Gaza · Human rights · Israel and the Palestinian territories · Middle East More news … Continue reading The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

Group accuses Israel of firing white phosphorus into Gaza

January 12, 2009 -- Updated 0034 GMT (0834 HKT) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Researchers in Israel saw bursts of white phosphorus over Gaza, group says White phosphorus can burn people, set structures on fire Protocol allows use when "not specifically designed to cause burn injury to persons" Group: Use in densely populated Gaza would violate international humanitarian … Continue reading Group accuses Israel of firing white phosphorus into Gaza

The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

5 / 13 31 December: Hosam Hamdan in in Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital intensive care unit after he was wounded and his two sisters killed in an Israeli air strike in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip. At least 25% of Palestinians killed during Israel's massive offensive in the Gaza Strip have been civilians, the UN agency … Continue reading The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

Gaza’s burn victims add to pressure on army over phosphorus

From The Times January 12, 2009 Muhammad Nabih Ahmed, 17, who sustained severe burns from white phosphorus in Gaza IMAGE :1 of 2 Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem and Michael Evans, Defence Editor Pressure grew on Israel to end the use of controversial white phosphorus yesterday as The Times saw more evidence of its deployment around civilian populations in … Continue reading Gaza’s burn victims add to pressure on army over phosphorus

White Phosphorous: Israel Uses Chemical Weapons

By Emily White phosphorous. The US used this very same chemical weapon in the attack on Falluja in 2004. White phosphorous. The marines called their concoction 'shake and bake' as they used the chemical mixed with explosives against Iraqis in Falluja. Italian documentary filmmakers Sigfrido Ranucci and Maurizio Torrealtareported that the US used white phosphorous against civilians in Falluja, … Continue reading White Phosphorous: Israel Uses Chemical Weapons

Israel using white phosphorus

Israel 'using white phosphorus'     White phophorus, fired in a shell, can be used to hide troop movements or illuminate targets [AFP]   Human Rights Watch has called on Israel to stop using white phosphorus which it says has been used in military operations in the densely populated Gaza Strip. The US-based group said that its researchers … Continue reading Israel using white phosphorus

Greece-Style Riots Coming To U.S.

Troops and mercenaries will be used to detain Americans in prison camps, warns deadly accurate trends forecaster Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, December 15, 2008 Frighteningly accurate trends forecaster Gerald Celente says that America will see riots similar to those currently ongoing in Greece and that the cause will be a hyper-inflationary depression, leading … Continue reading Greece-Style Riots Coming To U.S.

From The “Panic” Of 2008 To The “Collapse” Of 2009

Top trends forecaster gives chilling prediction for next year Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Tuesday, December 2, 2008 The country’s top trends forecaster, who accurately predicted the “panic” of 2008 nearly a year before it unfolded, is now ominously suggesting that next year will come to be known as “the collapse of 2009″. Gerald Celente, … Continue reading From The “Panic” Of 2008 To The “Collapse” Of 2009

The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

2 / 13 29 December: Palestinian children walk past a destroyed mosque and houses after they were hit by an Israeli missile strike that killed Jawaher Baalusha, 4, and her four sisters in the northern Gaza Strip Photograph: Abid Katib/Getty Images Send to a friend   Share   Clip 2 / 13 Thumbnail view World news Gaza · … Continue reading The youngest casualties of the conflict in Gaza (13 pictures)

Greece-Style Riots Coming To U.S.

  If you're new here and like what you read, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest news. Thanks for visiting! Troops and mercenaries will be used to detain Americans in prison camps, warns deadly accurate trends forecaster Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, December 15, 2008 Frighteningly accurate trends forecaster … Continue reading Greece-Style Riots Coming To U.S.

Palestine

  1 / 13 29 December: A Palestinian boy watches the funeral of three children in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian medics said five young sisters, died in an Israeli air strike in Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza and three other young children were killed when a bomb struck a house Photograph: Ibraheem … Continue reading Palestine

Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

  Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, says that America will cease to be a developed nation within 4 years, crisis will be “worse than the great depression” Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Thursday, November 13, 2008 The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet … Continue reading Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

Muslims protest Israeli attacks

  State's Muslims rally to oppose Israeli attacks on Gaza By MariAn Gail Brown STAFF WRITER Updated: 01/02/2009 11:34:55 PM EST   Click photo to enlarge   Anwar J. Karzon, of Milford, holds a sign, written in Arabic, protesting the United States'... « 1 2 » BRIDGEPORT -- Connecticut Muslims met at an Islamic religious school … Continue reading Muslims protest Israeli attacks

Thousands demonstrate across Spain against ‘genocide’ in Gaza

Thousands demonstrate across Spain against 'genocide' in Gaza  By h.b. - Jan 11, 2009 - 8:15 PM  Zapatero at the rally in Ourense - Photo EFE The Spanish Prime Minister repeated his call for an immediate cease fire.  Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has said that it was his job to call for … Continue reading Thousands demonstrate across Spain against ‘genocide’ in Gaza

Gaza, Palestine: Internationally prohibited weapons used against Gaza Strip, death toll exceeds 900 Palestinians

12-01-2009 Gaza, (PNN): Director of the Gaza Strip’s largest hospital, Dr. Hussein Ashour, reports that the nature of the wounds sustained by the dead and injured reaching the hospital are unusual. Al Shifa Hospital has reported similar findings throughout the years of occupation resulting from the Israeli use of internationally banned weapons including carcinogens. Gaza … Continue reading Gaza, Palestine: Internationally prohibited weapons used against Gaza Strip, death toll exceeds 900 Palestinians

(London) From Protest to Engagement

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf 23rd February 2007 Central Hall, Westminster, London [Opening Dua] People have been here a long time, we lost some people, they just either had to go and catch the tube, or they had something on the tube they wanted to watch or something, I don’t know. I wanted to make a few … Continue reading (London) From Protest to Engagement

The Collective Trauma of Injustice

Dr. Ingrid Mattson at Cambridge University on 12th October 2008. This presentation is brought to you by The Radical Middle Way Initiative and the Cambridge University Islamic Society. You can also listen and watch this lecture online. Al-Salam ‘alaykum. [Opening du’a] Prince Qazi is my hero as well, but Mufti Mustafa Ceric has been my … Continue reading The Collective Trauma of Injustice

How to be Muslim in America

Today's column is presented as a public service for Muslim readers. Call it a list of Things Not To Say If You Are Muslim. The need for such... By Leonard Pitts Jr Syndicated columnist Today's column is presented as a public service for Muslim readers. Call it a list of Things Not To Say If … Continue reading How to be Muslim in America

So what have Gazans got to complain about?

When you read the statements from Israeli and U.S. politicians, and try to match them with the pictures of devastation, there seems to be only one explanation. They must have one of those conditions, called something like “Visual-Carnage-Responsibility-Back-To-Front-Upside-Down-Massacre-Disorder”. (Watch video: Israel launches deadly air strikes on Gaza) (Watch video: UN calls for Israel to open … Continue reading So what have Gazans got to complain about?

World urges Israel to end Gaza attacks

Protesters around the globe have continued their rallies against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza which has so far killed 783 Palestinians. Algeria Thousands of Algerians, wearing Palestinian headscarves and chanting "USA Terrorists" marched downtown streets of Algiers on Thursday in a show of support for Gazans and an attempt to denounce Israeli onslaught on the … Continue reading World urges Israel to end Gaza attacks

How many must die before peace prevails?

by Harris Zafar, Guest opinion Monday January 05, 2009, 5:00 AM Harris Zafar When Palestinians and Israelis both pray to God for help in destroying the other, who does God choose to help? Which of the two are the "good guys"? Well, based on the actions of both parties, I fail to see why God … Continue reading How many must die before peace prevails?

The Invasion of Gaza: “Operation Cast Lead”, Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda

by Michel Chossudovsky http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=11606 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21637.htm Global Research, January 4, 2009 The aerial bombings and the ongoing ground invasion of Gaza by Israeli ground forces must be analysed in a historical context. Operation "Cast Lead" is a carefully planned undertaking, which is part of a broader military-intelligence agenda first formulated by the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon … Continue reading The Invasion of Gaza: “Operation Cast Lead”, Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda

Airline Apologizes For Booting 9 Muslims

Airline Apologizes For Booting 9 Muslims Group Plans Discrimination Complaint PHOTOS Previous Next Atif Irfan and his wife, Sobia Ijaz, were among nine passengers removed from a flight Thursday after commenting on the safest place to sit. (By Phelan M. Ebenhack For The Washington Post) Kashif Irfan with his sons Luqman, 4, Sinan, 2, and … Continue reading Airline Apologizes For Booting 9 Muslims

Preaching Moderate Islam and Becoming a TV Star

Preaching Moderate Islam and Becoming a TV Star Bryan Denton for The New York Times Ahmad al-Shugairi, host of a TV show on religious themes, with students at his cafe in Jidda. function getSharePasskey() { return 'ex=1388725200&en=88916c7b7e022b36&ei=5124';} function getShareURL() { return encodeURIComponent('http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/world/middleeast/03preacher.html'); } function getShareHeadline() { return encodeURIComponent('Preaching Moderate Islam and Becoming a TV Star'); … Continue reading Preaching Moderate Islam and Becoming a TV Star

Independent, Tajiks Revel in Their Faith

Carolyn Drake for The New York Times Tajiks gathered in Dushanbe last month to welcome pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia. DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — The crowd in the airport parking lot was jubilant despite the cold, with squealing children, busy concession stands and a tangle of idling cars giving the impression of an eager audience before … Continue reading Independent, Tajiks Revel in Their Faith

More oddities in the U.S. “debate” over Israel/Gaza

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This Rasmussen Reports poll -- the first to survey American public opinion specifically regarding the Israeli attack on Gaza -- strongly bolsters the severe disconnect I documented the other day between (a) American public opinion on U.S. policy towards Israel and (b) the consensus views expressed by … Continue reading More oddities in the U.S. “debate” over Israel/Gaza

Crowded hajj also an intense personal experience

Like most Muslims, I had been preparing my entire life to one day embark on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, that is one of the five Pillars of Islam. Yet when my wife and I set off to Saudi Arabia the first week of December, I could not have imagined what an intensely spiritual … Continue reading Crowded hajj also an intense personal experience

Letter of support to the people of Palestine from Jewish Rabbis

The letter has been signed off by Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, Rabbi Meir Hirsh and Rabbi Ahron Cohen. Rabbi Yisroel Dovi WeissImage source: Frummer Than Thou Below are excerpts of the letter addressed to Dr. Mamoud Al-Zahar: "We speak to you as the voice and the messengers of true Jewry — … Continue reading Letter of support to the people of Palestine from Jewish Rabbis

Assam Muslim History

A Brief outline This small piece of wriitng encompasses Muslim history in Assam from colonial period and geographical-historical realities that shaped Muslims destiny in the pages of history. Contents * Introduction Introduction Scope: Assam is the second largest Muslim populated state of India (in terms of percentage) only after Jammu and Kashmir. Muslims constitute about … Continue reading Assam Muslim History

Threads of tradition

'Sanctuary' exhibits the brilliant variety of clothing from the Muslim world By Sebastian Smee Globe Staff / January 2, 2009 PROVIDENCE - White, because it signifies modesty, humility, and piety, is what Muslim pilgrims wear to Mecca. White has nothing to hide. "The best of your clothes are white," said the Prophet Mohammed (Sallallahu Alaihi … Continue reading Threads of tradition

Roots of evil

Dr Syed Javed Hussain Israel has struck Gaza again. This time more than 275 peoples including innocent men, women, and children have been killed. Around 600 people have been injured, a majority of them being in serious condition. Six months old ceasefire between Hamas and Israel , that ended last week, has resulted in the … Continue reading Roots of evil