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‘Until I See You’- Beautiful Poem by Ammar Alshukry

Assalam-o-Alaykum Friends,

It has been a long time, life is busy and the blog has been neglected. However, as most of you may know I am always updating my facebook page, so do not forget to follow me on Facebook.

Now this attached video below has an amazing poem, please check it out, like it, love it, think about it, and reflect on it, and above all…do not forget to share it! 🙂
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Video: UMICH Students Walk-out at Ishmael Khaldi’s talk

Ishmael Khaldi, adviser to Avigdor Lieberman (Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs), was invited to speak at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor Campus.

Here is what happened!

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“Palestine Enters UNESCO in 107 to 14 Vote” by James Wall’

01/Nov/11

by James M. Wall

To mounting excitement and wild applause, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), voted 107-14 with 52 abstentions, to approve full Palestinian membership in the international body. The vote came on Monday.

Fully aware that the negotiations track pushed by the US and Israel does nothing but enhance Israel’s continued take over of Palestinian land,  Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen to enlist the Continue reading

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Veteran Shares Story

“It will give you a perspective you won’t see on television.”

By Lauren Hendrick | THE EASTERN ECHO
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Is Islam the Enemy? Noam Chomsky explains

Here is Noam Chomsky explaining very briefly whether Islam is the Enemy and the weight of the Clash of Civilizations.

If the youtube is missing, click here for Video 1.

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10 ways to make your Masjid teen-friendly

“Muslim teens, those who we rely on to keep Islam going after the older generation is gone, cannot and will not participate unless we make a strong effort to not only organize programs for them, but really make an effort to make them feel close to the Masjid.”

By Samana Siddiqui| Soundvision.com

Religion is an important aspect of life for a majority of Muslim youth in the United States. According to the Gallup Organization’s 2009 report Muslim Americans: A National Portrait, the percentage of young Muslims who say faith is important (77%) is roughly similar to the proportion of young Protestants (74%).

Yet, walk into most Masajid, whether that’s on a busy Friday or a weekend when classes are being held, and you’ll find Muslims under 10 or over 30. Those in between are usually absent. Especially noticeable is the lack of youth, between the ages of 11 and 19. While they may have attended weekend school classes as children, they have chosen to distance themselves from the Masjid as teens.

It’s an old crisis that requires new strategies and answers. Some Masajid have caught on and are trying to bring the youth back. Others believe it’s a lost cause. Others still, are willfully ignorant or are not willing to be a little flexible to allow Continue reading

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Irshad Manji’s WTF Tweet of the Day

 

Irshad Manji with Islamophobe Salman Rushdie

Irshad Manji’s WTF Tweet of the Day

(Update I below)

Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed yesterday, as the capital Tripoli was liberated by freedom-fighters.  As people all over the world rejoiced–including Libyans and Muslims across the globe–this is what faux-progressive Muslim Irshad Manji had to say; she tweeted:

Regardless of what happens in #Libya, may the victims of Pan Am 103 be at rest.” #Qaddafi #Tripoli

Ahmed Rehab tweeted in response:

WTF tweet of the day: @IrshadManji: “Regardless of what happens in #Libya, may the victims of Pan Am 103 be at rest.” #Qaddafi #Tripoli

Rehab described Manji’s tweet in the best possible manner: a WTF tweet.  WTF, indeed.

(“Pan Am 103″ is referencing a terrorist attack in the 1980′s, in which about 270 people were killed.  Libyans were implicated in this attack.  As one reader pointed out, it was actually Gaddafi himself, but Irshad Manji won’t let that fact bother her too much–it was those damn Libyans!)

In any case, a twitter war ensued thereafter, with one person responding to Manji saying:

and how about the 20 thousand Libyans who died in battle fighting Qadafi?

To which Manji replied:

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The Arab Spring and Americans…….. (via Siraat-e-Mustaqeem)

Another good post giving the so-called Arab Spring a perspective by ‘asqfish.’

I am sitting in the Arabic Class. In addition to the regular students there are many new students who have come to attend a free introductory class to taste the flavor of Arabic and are trying to figure out if it will benefit them.

There are Muslims who are dissatisfied with the twenty-seven translations of the same ayah of the Quran, each one different from the other. They wonder how to learn “Modern Standard Arabic” which is the Arabic of the Quran, and remove the middle man (the translator) between them and their Lord, Allah Subhanawataala.

There are non-Muslims college students who see their future as policy makers of the United States and have wisely come seeking the learning of the language spoken in the richest part of the world. Understanding its complex culture, which is based on the richness of the language and the practice of people based on the commands of the Quran, which is expressed in Modern Standard Arabic. Continue reading

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Israel Battles Gaza Flotilla on Two Fronts (via Wallwritings)

Great read on the current situation of the US Boat to Gaza “The Audacity of Hope.”

Israel Battles Gaza Flotilla on Two Fronts By James M. Wall A year ago, the Israeli Defense Force handed Israel one of its worst media defeats in modern history. Israeli commandos, filled with their government’s propaganda that Israel’s security was at stake, landed on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, ready for battle and determined to keep the ship from breaking Israel’s control over Gaza’s shores. Nine Turkish citizens were killed, one of whom was a Turkish-American. This year Israel took … Read More

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Local Imam rejects hateful study on American mosques

By Aftab Borka
Special to The Oakland Press

A local imam and the executive director of Council of American-Islamic Relations in Southfield has rejected a recent study that says more than 80 percent of mosques in America promote moderate to severe violence.

The report is a bunch of rubbish” said Dawud Walid of CAIR about the study Continue reading

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