Netherlands / Europe – IHRC concerned at murder of veiled woman being possible hate crime

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PRESS RELEASE: Netherlands / Europe – IHRC concerned at murder of veiled woman being possible hate crime Thursday, 13 August 2009 13:52 The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is deeply disturbed by newsof another possible hate-motivated murder against a Muslim woman inEurop -----------------------------------------------------Islamic Human Rights Commission-----------------------------------------------------13 August 2009PRESS RELEASE: Netherlands / Europe – IHRC concerned at murder of veiled woman being possible hate crimeTheIslamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is deeply disturbed by news ofanother possible hate-motivated murder against a Muslim woman in Europe.If,as is being discussed, the killing of Arzu Erbaş Çakmakçı in Amsterdamon Monday is found to be a hate crime, this will be the second killingof a Muslim woman in hijab in the last two months.  IHRC, as with manycivil society organisations, has been condemning the rise inanti-Muslim hatred…
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Why Boycott Israel?

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Why Boycott Israel? The Palestinian people are experiencingtheir 42nd year of military occupation. The siege by the Israeli armyand the economic blockade have devastated their daily lives so that'normal' life is impossible. Israel operates an entrenchedsystem of racial Apartheid against its own non-Jewish inhabitants andhas been illegally occupying Palestinian land in the West Bank, GazaStrip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights since 1967. It has soughtto further annex these lands and has systematically transferred its owncivilian population into these occupied territories in contravention ofinternational law. Israel continues to build the illegal Apartheidwall, annexing vast swathes of Palestinian land in the West Bank andcreating Palestinian ghettos, despite the ruling of the InternationalCourt of Justice that it is illegal. 180 Palestinianorganisations and unions, in response to Israeli onslaught, have calledfor a campaign…
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Boycott Israel- An Israeli comes to the painful conclusion that it's the only way to save his country.

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Boycott Israel -- latimes.comBoycott IsraelAn Israeli comes to the painful conclusion that it's the only way to save his country. By Neve GordonAugust 20, 2009 Israeli newspapers this summer are filled with angry articles about the push for an international boycott of Israel. Films have been withdrawn from Israeli film festivals, Leonard Cohen is under fire around the world for his decision to perform in Tel Aviv, and Oxfam has severed ties with a celebrity spokesperson, a British actress who also endorses cosmetics produced in the occupied territories. Clearly, the campaign to use the kind of tactics that helped put an end to the practice of apartheid in South Africa is gaining many followers around the world.FOR THE RECORD:Israel: An Op-Ed article on Thursday supporting a boycott of Israel said…
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Boycott – the Sane Response to Israeli Apartheid

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Boycott - the Sane Response to Israeli Apartheid Monday, 24 August 2009 16:37 Added by PT Editor Sarah Price digg_url = 'http://www.paltelegraph.com/opinions/editorials/1984-boycott-the-sane-response-to-israeli-apartheid'; digg_title = 'Boycott - the Sane Response to Israeli Apartheid'; digg_bodytext = ''; digg_bgcolor = '#ffffff'; digg_window = 'new'; UK,August 24, 2009, (Pal Telegraph) - The movement to boycott Israel isbecoming respectable. In Europe and America as well as in the MiddleEast and many parts of the developing world, people of conscience -including many Jews - are rejecting anti-Arab prejudice and Zionistmythology and seeing Israel for what it is - an ethnocentric statewhich deserves to be ostracised just as South Africa was ostracisedduring the apartheid era.Groups like mine - Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods - support thecall made by nearly 200 Palestinian civil society organisations in 2005for a…
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China's Wild West

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Martine Bulard: China's Wild WestBy MARTINE BULARDMy journey to China’s westernmost province began this May in the backroom of an ordinary brasserie in one of Paris’s eastern suburbs. The Uyghur man I had come to see was accompanied by a plainclothes policeman, but even so, his hands trembled and there was a look of fear in his eyes: had I really come to interview him or was I in the pay of the Chinese political police? He was a member of the dissident World Uyghur Congress (1) and had just been granted political asylum in France. His was a run-of-the-mill story: he had protested about an injustice at his workplace in Xinjiang, which led to him being arrested and imprisoned. After that he had fled. That was all he would…
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America.gov Ramadan

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American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries. America.gov explores the richness of these traditions through the lens of Ramadan. <!-- --> My Ramadan Four young Muslim American authors explain what Ramadan means to them. The First Fast The Lessons of Ramadan Ramadan: An American-Egyptian Perspective Ramadan in a Multi-Faith Family <!-- --> Ramadan Kareem Video: President Sends Ramadan Greetings to Muslims Photo Gallery: Observing Ramadan WorldwideMuslims around the world will observe Ramadan in different ways, blending their own cultural customs with Islamic traditions. You might also be interested in... Publication <!-- --> Feature Americans Exp lore Images of Iran <!-- --> Blog Talking Faith Express your views on topics like freedom of faith and religious identity. Come join the discussion. Communities: Blogs Social Networks Multimedia: Webchats &…
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Is Sharon Linked to WTC 911?

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EVENT UPDATESTexe Mars The FBI now believes that Israel intelligence, working closely with rogue U.S. and other foreign intelligence units, may be responsible for or otherwise deeply involved in the World Trade Center implosions and other acts of terrorism against the United States. Newsman Jim Galloway, in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (reprinted in The Austin American Statesman, November 25, 2001, pg. A-11), reported that of the 1,100 foreigners arrested by the FBI for suspicion of involvement in the September 11 incidents, 100 are Israeli Jews. Five of the Israelis, say Galloway, were arrested after "Angry witnesses had seen the five at a waterfront park in New Jersey apparently laughing and clowning, and photographing themselves in front of the burning towers." An FBI surveillance team had been monitoring the five and took…
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Duas For This Ramadan

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Ramadan Dua: DAY 1 ALLAH, on this day make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely), and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up in prayer (obediently), awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive me my sins , O God of the worlds, and forgive me, O one who forgives the sinners. Ramadan Dua: DAY 2 ALLAH, on this day, take me closer towards Your pleasure, keep me away from Your anger and punishment, grant me the opportunity to recite Your verses (of the Qur'an), by Your mercy, O the most Merciful. Ramadan Dua: DAY 3 ALLAH, on this day, grant me wisdom and awareness, keep me away from foolishness and pretension, grant me a share in every blessing You…
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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan held at Newark Airport; claims racial profiling due to Muslim name

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan held at Newark Airport; claims racial profiling due to Muslim name BY Larry Mcshane DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Updated Saturday, August 15th 2009, 6:25 PM Singh/AP Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Related NewsArticlesArrest warrant issued for Bobby BrownPhelps to be cited for invalid license; drank beer before car accidentBob Dylan treated 'like a complete unknown' by N.J. cop DUI suspected in George Michael car crash This never happened to Schwarzenegger.Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a Muslim mistaken for a terrorist in his latest film, says he was racially profiled at Newark Airport and detained for two hours on Friday. The 43-year-old "Tom Cruise of India" - cited last year by Newsweek as one of the world's 50 most influential men - was released…
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US body places India on Watch List for failure to protect minorities

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US body places India on Watch List for failure to protect minorities | TwoCircles.netSubmitted by admin on 13 August 2009 - 3:41am. * India News * Indian Muslim * Muslim World NewsBy TwoCircles.net news deskNew Delhi: India finds itself in the same company as Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, and Somalia among others. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) placed India on its “Watch List” today for what it called Indian government’s largely inadequate response in protecting its religious minorities.USCIRF said India earned the Watch List designation due to the disturbing increase in communal violence against religious minorities– specifically Christians in Orissa in 2008 and Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 – and the largely inadequate response from the Indian government to protect the rights of religious minorities.“It is extremely disappointing…
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