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Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with special interest in Integrative Medicine

It’s not the religion that creates terrorists, it’s the politics

By Giles Fraser, The Guardian The radicalisation hypothesis steers us away from the real causes of terrorism – and enables the west to maintain its denial about a role in…

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse

Census Bureau Reports Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that…

Let’s Not Forget Our Own Extremism

To deem behavior or opinion as extremist depends on a particular point of view. In January, a million people gathered behind world leaders who elbowed each other to be out…

White extremists have killed more in the US than Muslim fundamentalists since 9/11

  <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GxUK7o7_s0I” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>   Non-Muslim extremists have carried out 19 attacks since September 2001 killing 48 people Radical Muslims have killed 26 people in seven attacks, new…

Paigambar Ro Paigam- First ever biography of Islam’s Prophet in Marwari

Inspired by the ideas and life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), a Hindu man decided to write the first-ever biography of Islam’s Prophet in Marwari, a regional language…

Tuareg tribe- blue men of the Sahara

The tribe has embraced Islam but firmly hold onto some of the customs that would not be acceptable to the wider Muslim world.   For centuries the nomadic Tuareg tribe…

Kuwait donates to construct Islamic Center in Canada

  The State of Kuwait has donated one million Canadian dollars (approximately USD 807,000) for construction of an Islamic centre in Toronto, the Ambassador to Canada Hussein Al-Sammak announced. Al-Sammak…

Fatwa: Let Muslims Break Fast Amid Scorching Weather

Source: International Business Times In the midst of a record-breaking heat wave that has killed 750 people, senior Islamic clerics in Pakistan have issued rare religious pronouncements, or fatwas, this…

PM Harper makes history by holding the first known iftar dinner at 24 Sussex

Stephen Harper holds Ramadan meal at 24 Sussex for Muslim leaders Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have made Canadian history Monday night, inviting Muslim leaders to 24 Sussex to break…

Uighur Fasting Ban- Deadly Clashes leave 18 dead

At least 18 people have died after Chinese Muslims attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in apparent revenge for the government’s crackdown on Ramadan. The attack occurred…

US court to hear case against unjust arrests of Muslims after 9/11

Source: The Guardian Lawsuit brought by Muslims rounded up after 9/11 gets go-ahead from court In all, 762 detainees were swept up across US, including 491 in the New York…

White terrorism? US avoids race debate in latest shooting massacre

  Had a black person or a Muslim carried out the Charleston shooting, the media narrative would have been completely different and much of the blame has to do with…

6th mass extinction already here as species disappear 100 times faster – study

  The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say…

Local woman wants to be first hijabi anchor on American TV

Washington Post: All eyes on Noor: Local woman wants to be first hijabi anchor on American TV Noor Tagouri’s thick black curls spiral several inches past her shoulders. It’s easy…

How Muslims Observe Ramadan in Areas Where the Sun Never Sets

ABC News: During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims typically fast from sunrise to sunset — with fasting lengths varying depending on where you live. But for Muslims who live…

Belfast preacher to face court over Islam slurs

The Guardian: A born-again Christian preacher in Belfast is to be prosecuted for describing Islam as “satanic” and “the spawn of the devil”. Pastor James McConnell was accused of Islamophobia…

Canada: ‘Fast with a Muslim Friend’

‘Fast with a Muslim Friend’ campaign promotes solidarity during Ramadan CTV: Canadian Muslims are inviting people of all religions to join them in breaking their daily fast during the holy…

Ramadan is a Spiritual Flight. Check in Now!

1. Print your “boarding pass to heaven” We have made customized Ramadan calendars for 30 major US cities. Each calendar includes local salat times and the 30-day spiritual fitness challenge…

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