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    Live From Mecca, It's Ramadan

    By Bill Chappell Live streaming views of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia that is closed to virtually all non-Muslim visitors, are playing online, depicting pilgrims’ visits for the holy month of Ramadan. The video shows the faithful performing prayers and circumambulation around the Kaaba, the sacred cube at the […]

Live From Mecca, It's Ramadan

By Bill Chappell

Live streaming views of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holy city in Saudi Arabia that is closed to virtually all non-Muslim visitors, are playing online, depicting pilgrims’ visits for the holy month of Ramadan. The video shows the faithful performing prayers and circumambulation around the Kaaba, the sacred cube at the mosque’s

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    When Is Ramadan 2013?

    This year, Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July, 9. For a month, Muslims in Canada and around the world will take part in a fasting ritual that will last for 30 days and end on Wednesday, August, 7. Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, the religious holiday was created as a Holy Month after the first […]

When Is Ramadan 2013?

This year, Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July, 9.

For a month, Muslims in Canada and around the world will take part in a fasting ritual that will last for 30 days and end on Wednesday, August, 7.

Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, the religious holiday was created as a Holy Month after the first Qur’an was

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    Channel Four to broadcast Ramadan prayer call

    The head of Channel Four’s factual programming has explained the decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning throughout Ramadan. Ralph Lee told the Radio Times it would act as a form of provocation aimed at those associating Islam with extremism. He also suggested that Ramadan was of more interest to viewers than […]

Channel Four to broadcast Ramadan prayer call

The head of Channel Four’s factual programming has explained the decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every morning throughout Ramadan.

Ralph Lee told the Radio Times it would act as a form of provocation aimed at those associating Islam with extremism.

He also suggested that Ramadan was of more interest to viewers than “blanket coverage”

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    More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

    By The Editorial Board The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program. The disclosure also raised troubling questions about whether the city was violating a federal court order that […]

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

By The Editorial Board

The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice Department, which announced last year that it intended to review the program. The disclosure also raised troubling questions about whether the city was violating a federal court order that bars

By |June 26th, 2013|External Links|0 Comments
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    Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

    By Robert F. Worth A decade ago, suicide bombings were still rare events. The political scientist Robert Pape counted a global total of 315 attacks from 1980, when they were first established as a modern terrorist method, through 2003. In the following two years, that number doubled. Today, the total is more than two thousand, […]

Can We Imagine the Life of a Terrorist?

By Robert F. Worth

A decade ago, suicide bombings were still rare events. The political scientist Robert Pape counted a global total of 315 attacks from 1980, when they were first established as a modern terrorist method, through 2003. In the following two years, that number doubled. Today, the total is more than two thousand, and

By |June 26th, 2013|External Links|0 Comments
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    The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

    From Neil Curry and Jenny Soffel, for CNN (CNN) — Editor’s note: Watch CNN’s TV theme week Comic Book Heroes from June 10-17 on World Report, CNN Newstream and I-desk. Ten years ago a Kuwaiti graduate from an American business school took a cab ride through London. By the end of the journey he had formed an idea which would spread […]

The 99: Islamic superheroes going global

From Neil Curry and Jenny Soffel, for CNN

(CNN) — Editor’s note: Watch CNN’s TV theme week Comic Book Heroes from June 10-17 on World Report, CNN Newstream and I-desk.

Ten years ago a Kuwaiti graduate from an American business school took a cab ride through London. By the end of the journey he had formed an idea which would spread across the

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    The Other Side of the Story

    By Gail Collins The deck is always stacked when we debate keeping the nation safe. Recently, we discovered that the National Security Agency is keeping an enormous file of our phone calls. In the N.S.A.’s defense, its chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, said “dozens” of potential terrorist attacks had been thwarted by that kind of effort. […]

The Other Side of the Story

By Gail Collins

The deck is always stacked when we debate keeping the nation safe.

Recently, we discovered that the National Security Agency is keeping an enormous file of our phone calls. In the N.S.A.’s defense, its chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, said “dozens” of potential terrorist attacks had been thwarted by that kind of effort. The director

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    Muslim Leader Bridges Cultures

    By Lisa Wangsness On a rainy afternoon in early April at Boston’s largest mosque, the sheikh in the seersucker suit was in his office, offering comfort and advice. To a young student wondering if he should get engaged: “Aw, man, just go for it!” To a middle-aged man agonizing over how to care for his […]

Muslim Leader Bridges Cultures

By Lisa Wangsness
On a rainy afternoon in early April at Boston’s largest mosque, the sheikh in the seersucker suit was in his office, offering comfort and advice.

To a young student wondering if he should get engaged: “Aw, man, just go for it!”

To a middle-aged man agonizing over how to care for his dying father: “You

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    Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

    Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation […]

Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel

Harriet Sherwood and Matthew Kalman in Jerusalem
Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline

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    Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero

    By Samuel G. Freedman ELKADER, Iowa — Amid an expanse of undulating farmland, deep in the steep valley carved by the Turkey River, the town of Elkader sits most of the year in remote obscurity. Population 1,200 and gradually shrinking, it is the seat of a county without a single traffic light. Improbably enough, this […]

Iowa Town Named for Muslim Hero

By Samuel G. Freedman

ELKADER, Iowa — Amid an expanse of undulating farmland, deep in the steep valley carved by the Turkey River, the town of Elkader sits most of the year in remote obscurity. Population 1,200 and gradually shrinking, it is the seat of a county without a single traffic light.

Improbably enough, this community settled

By |March 9th, 2013|External Links|0 Comments