American Muslims Ask, Will We Ever Belong?

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American Muslims Ask, Will We Ever Belong?Mark Lyons for The New York TimesDr. Ferhan Asghar at a Muslim center in West Chester, Ohio, with his wife, Pakeeza, and daughters Zara, left, and Emaan.By LAURIE GOODSTEINPublished: September 5, 2010RECOMMENDTWITTERSIGN IN TO E-MAILPRINTREPRINTSSHAREFor nine years after the attacks of Sept. 11, many American Muslims made concerted efforts to build relationships with non-Muslims, to make it clear they abhor terrorism, to educate people about Islam and to participate in interfaith service projects. They took satisfaction in the observations by many scholars that Muslims in America were more successful and assimilated than Muslims in Europe.RelatedFrom the Other Side of Ground Zero, Anti-Muslim Venom(September 6, 2010)The Lede Blog: The World Watches America's Heated Mosque Debates (August 30, 2010)The Lede Blog: Fire at Tenn. Mosque Called ‘Terrorism’(August 30,…
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If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America

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Michael MooreMichael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author457CommentsPrintShareSeptember 11th, 2010 9:40 AMIf the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer AmericaMuslims in Iran hold vigil to honor those killed on 9/11 and to support America (September, 2001 – back when the world supported us)By Michael MooreOpenMike 9/11/10Michael Moore's daily blogI am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero.I want it built on Ground Zero.Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice. I believe in an America that says you have the right to worship whatever God you have, wherever you want to worship. And I believe in an America that says to the world that we are a loving and generous people and if a bunch of…
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Coffee and Cigarettes for your brain?

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From the September 2010 Scientific American Mind | 17 comments Prescription for a Healthier Brain: Coffee and Cigarettes? Discovering why even bad habits can protect the brain By Michele Solis      div#OAS_RMF_x81_LAYER { position: absolute; top: 200px; left: 300px; z-index: 10000; visibility: hidden; } #OAS_RMF_x81_LAYER div.windowBar { text-align: right; padding: 2px; background-color: rgb(64, 64, 64); border: 1px solid black; }#OAS_RMF_x81_LAYER a.closer { font-size: 11px; font-family: arial; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; padding-right: 2px; padding-left: 2px; background-color: rgb(64, 64, 64); border: 1px solid darkgray; color: darkgray; }#OAS_RMF_x81_LAYER a.closer:hover { background-color: rgb(160, 160, 160); border: 1px solid gray; color: white; } X .style5 { font-size: 10px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; }.style7 { font-size: 9px; }.style8 { font-size: 8px; }.style10 { font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; }.style13 { font-size: 8px; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; }.style15 { font-size:…
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Islamic Influence in Spain

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A-Z | Adhan | Arabic | Bookstores | Clothing | Etiquette | Food | Glossary | History | Islam | Living | Newspapers | Pearls | Ramadan | Ruling Family | Sadhew Part 1 - The Great Mosque of Córdoba. by John Tariq surveyed the bleak landscape from his ship as he approached the shore. He was surrounded by a Muslim army, which had swept across North Africa, conquering all before it. Now he was crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. Little did he know, but he was the start of a movement that would dominate Spain for the next seven centuries and change its architecture, people and language forever. Tariq: the general who lead the Muslim armies into Spain. The Arabic/Islamic influence in Andalucía is undisputed and unavoidable and indeed…
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