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Massacre Of Muslims In Myanmar Ignored – Huffington Post

Source: Huffington Post | By: TODD PITMAN MEIKHTILA, Myanmar -- Their bones are scattered in blackened patches of earth across a hillside overlooking the wrecked Islamic boarding school they once called home. Smashed fragments of skulls rest atop the dirt. A shattered jaw cradles half a set of teeth. And among the remains lie the sharpened bamboo staves attackers used to beat dozens of people to the ground before drowning their still-twitching bodies in gasoline and burning them alive. The mobs that March morning were Buddhists enraged by the killing of a monk. The victims were Muslims who had nothing to do with it – students and teachers from Read more ...
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Ramadan : The Fragrance of Fasting

"The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah Read more ...
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“When Will Our Lands Return to Us?”

A young man enters a gathering in which an elderly scholar is addressing an audience. Clearly agitated, the young man struggles to wait for a pause in the scholar’s speech in order to interject. Finding his moment, the man gets up to say his piece. Voice raised and angry, he asks (without really asking): Mata ta‘udu ilayna afghanistan? - ‘When will Afghanistan be returned to us?’ Mata ta‘udu ilayna al-‘iraq? – ‘When will Iraq return to us?’ Mata ta‘udu ilayna falastin? – ‘When shall Palestine be returned to us?’ Mata, mata, mata!? – ‘When, when, WHEN!?’ The shaykh takes a deep breath and lets out a subdued sigh of Read more ...

Abbas: “It is time to move forward…”

Source : PalestineChronicle By Stuart Littlewood The day before the United Nations vote on Palestine, UK foreign secretary William Hague was explaining his devious policy to Parliament. “We support a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state; based on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair and agreed settlement for refugees. “This is the only way to secure a sustainable end to the conflict…” It’s always a “safe and secure” Israel and only a “viable” Palestine, never the other way round. A Palestinian Read more ...

The Forbidden Truth : Israeli Aggression in the Gaza Strip

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Who Started The Latest Round of Escalation: Gaza Palestinians or Israel? A Timeline.

Source: by Amad Here we go again. Israel has started bombing Gaza using one of the most superior air-force in the world against one of the most inferior resistance in the world. As always, two narratives carry the day. One that is dominant in most Palestine-friendly and neutral countries that decries Israel for everything, from occupation to siege to the use of heavy weaponry against a defenseless people; and the other narrative dominating USA and some other strong Israel allies: Israel is acting in self-defense against a barrage of rocket attacks. Pandering to Israeli narrative becomes so dominant in America that one sees despicable headlines Read more ...

‘Extremism’ and Islam: The Forgotten Letters

- by Felicity Arbuthnot - London | Source: palestinechronicle 'We are the indispensable nation.'-- US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, NBC, 19th February 1998. On 21st September 2001, George W. Bush addressed Congress and the nation. He stated: “Americans are asking ‘Why do they hate us?’ “He gave the nation the answer: “They hate us for our freedoms, our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech …” By “they” of course, he meant the vast, great ancient Muslim diaspora, where ever they were. Thus, just ten days after the collapse of the World Trade Centre, dismissed were the messages of sympathy from around the world, Read more ...

Forgiveness : The Glue for a Broken Heart

- By Reehab Ramadan | Source : SuhaibWebb.com Crash. Bang. Smash. ‘What was that?!’ That was the sound of a once sound heart, shattering into a million pieces. Imagine you are the person carrying that heart: covered in pain and soaked in tears. Maybe you don’t have to imagine, because maybe that is your heart. We are the broken-hearted. Betrayal, oppression, deception, whatever it may be that happened to us—the result is the same, a broken heart at the hand of a human. A broken heart that feels like it can never be fixed, and it was entirely someone else’s fault. It would be enough if they had just hurt us, and all we had Read more ...

Patient Shaytan, Impatient Insaan

- by Sabeen Mansoori | Source : SuhaibWebb.com The light is red. It seems to have been red for an eternity. The minutes tick slowly forward as the heat of the sun mercilessly beats down. Is it broken? You are so late! Not a single vehicle is passing through the intersection. It seems to be red for everyone. The empty intersection shimmers like a mirage before your eyes. Surely it must be malfunctioning. The person in the car next to you mouths a curse and as if on a cue you complain, “It’s never going to turn green.” The instant the words leave your lips, as if by magic, the light turns green and you are free to go. How many times do we try our Read more ...

My Fellow American – Muslims as our neighbors

My Fellow American is an online film and social media project that calls upon concerned Americans to pledge and spread a message that Muslims are our fellow Americans. It asks people of other backgrounds to pledge, and share a real life story about a Muslim friend, neighbor, or colleague that they admire. Using the power of social media, My Fellow American seeks to change the narrative – from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans. Most Americans have never met an American Muslim. Many only know Muslims through the way they are portrayed in the media. American Muslims are so often vilified as “the other” that it is possible not Read more ...