Category archives for United States

Local view: Muslims must dispel growing fear of Islam

Source / Courtesy:  The News Tribune By M. Imran Hayee: A professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, what can Muslim-Americans do to help alleviate their fellow citizens’ growing fear of Islam? Jihad! No kidding. The true Islamic Jihad, in fact, goes hand in hand […]

US insists on immunity for troops in Iraq after 2011

Source / Courtesy: BBC US defence secretary Leon Panetta has insisted that any US troops remaining in Iraq beyond the scheduled pull-out at the end of this year must remain immune from local prosecution. Talks are continuing for several thousand of the 43,000 US troops to remain to train Iraqi forces. The Iraqi government says immunity […]

Why did Michael Jackson have severe insomnia and what could have cured him?

National media constantly discusses all the medication Jackson was taking to promote sleep, almost to the point of general anesthesia.  But, they seldom pause to ask the question, as to why the world famous, successful and rich person had the problem in the first place.  I want to share a video about his illness and then […]

California governor signs law preventing male circumcision ban

(CNN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prevents local governments from banning the practice of male circumcision. The legislation comes in response to an effort this summer by a San Francisco Bay Area advocacy group opposed to the practice to get a measure proposing a citywide ban added to […]

House Is Gone but Debt Lives On

Source / Courtesy: Wall Street Journal LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.—Joseph Reilly lost his vacation home here last year when he was out of work and stopped paying his mortgage. The bank took the house and sold it. Mr. Reilly thought that was the end of it. In June, he learned otherwise. A phone call informed him […]

My encounter with anti-Latino racism

By Nick Valencia, CNN Atlanta (CNN) — “Go home!” she yelled at me. “Why don’t you go back home to Mexico before you ruin this country like you ruined your own!” I was standing in a crowd at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, where I live. A few minutes earlier I’d met a group […]

Palestinians submit UN statehood bid

Source: Yahoo News UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of failed negotiations in the hope this dramatic move on the world stage would reenergize their quest for an independent homeland. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Iran's leader: 2 planes couldn't bring towers down

Courtesy / Source: Yahoo News WASINGTON (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that as an engineer he’s sure the twin towers were not brought down by jetliners. Ahmadinejad, in an interview with The Associated Press, says it would have been impossible for two jetliners to bring down the towers simply by hitting them. he […]

A day of reckoning: Is UNO open and sympathetic to the Palestinians?

Source / Credit: Guardian UK The Palestinian leader is expected to hand over a letter asking for Palestine to join the UN as a state shortly before he addresses the general assembly to plead the case for admission. The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to speak shortly afterwards. He is likely to denounce the […]

President Barack Obama and President Mahmoud Abbas will meet today

United Nations (CNN) — As the international community works on a package of initiatives to avoid a diplomatic showdown over Palestinian statehood at the U.N. Security Council this week, the presidents of the United States and the Palestinian Authority will meet to discuss the issue, a senior U.S. official told CNN. President Barack Obama and […]

Who owns America? Hint: It's not China

Courtesy: CNN Here’s a quick and fascinating breakdown by total amount held and percentage of total U.S. debt, according to Business Insider: Hong Kong: $121.9 billion (0.9 percent) Caribbean banking centers: $148.3 (1 percent) Taiwan: $153.4 billion (1.1 percent) Brazil: $211.4 billion (1.5 percent) Oil exporting countries: $229.8 billion (1.6 percent) Mutual funds: $300.5 billion […]

Honoring 9/11 victims in our global village!

This is the transcript of my speech given on September 11, 2011 in the Park Church, Elmira, New York — A United Church of Christ Congregation! It was very well received by the audience. Reverend Felicity Wright called it interesting, useful and provocative.   Allow me to quote from the written meditations and prayers that […]

Actions speak louder than the words: "Islam Means Peace. It Has Nothing To Do With Terror"

Source / Courtesy: Rochester Homepage On Saturday, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community set up a blood donation event. There they had the chance to explain the true meaning of Islam. Long time member, Rafiq Ahmad knows first hand how hurtful stereotypes can be. “Unfortunately, we have been pushed through elevators we have been called many names and things […]

Muslims For Life Blood Drive Honors 9/11 Victims in Rochester NY

Source / Courtesy: YNN As the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th nears, people across the world are preparing to remember.  As part of a nationwide effort, Rochester’s Muslim community honored victims of the tragedy by hosting a blood drive. “In the Koran it says if you save one life, it’s like you […]