Thai Muslim mosque in Azusa is a work of faith
Los Angeles Times
It is near midnight. The Ramadan prayers have just been said, the congregants have paid respect to Allah and headed home. Only the gray-haired imam and his wife remain at the little house of faith they have devoted their lives to. They walk to their ...
New York Times
Israel Says Its Forces Did Not Kill Palestinians Sheltering at UN School
New York Times
Israel said that its forces were not responsible for deaths at a United Nations school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, last Thursday. Credit Adel Hana/Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story ...
UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire
The Coming Blitz of Baghdad
Until recently, Islamic militant action around Baghdad appeared sporadic, uncoordinated, and lacking a clear strategic purpose. But analysts at the US-based think tank the Institute for the Study of War, who have been plotting the locations and types ...
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Partying while the Middle East burns
As the death toll in Gaza topped 1,050, the international community's official peace envoy to the Middle East had other things on his mind than ending the violence that threatens to engulf the whole region in war. Though he is the chief mediator for ...
'Free, free Palestine,' says crowd at Dearborn City Hall (SLIDESHOW)
Dearborn Press and Guide
Protesters gather at Dearborn City Hall July 26 in support of Palestine. Photo by Aysha Jamali (See more photos via the link in the article.) View and purchase photos. Hundreds of Palestine supporters crowded the lawn in front of Dearborn City Hall in ...
National artists, fashion designers showcased at Muslim-Christian exhibit
National Artists Abdulmari Imao, Arturo Luz, and Federico Aguilar Alcuaz joined other top artists as well as fashion designers in an exhibit entitled “Unitas: Muslim and Christian Artists as One.” The exhibit, part of the celebration of the Muslim ...
Muslim and Christian artists in one exhibit
Muhammad Abu Mu'ammar describes the bombing that killed his wife, father and ...
We live on farmland in the a-Salem neighborhood northeast of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. My wife, Hanadi Hamdan Abu Mu'ammar, was 24. We have two children: Hazem, 9 months old, and Musa, 4. My whole family lives on the rented ground ...
Libya warns of a "humanitarian disaster" after a massive fire at a fuel storage site in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues.
Arbitration court in Hague says oil firm was forced into bankruptcy and its assets sold off for political purposes.
Will the Islamic State Spread Its Tentacles to Pakistan?
According to the Telegraph, the Tehreek-e-Khilafat, a previously unknown jihadist group supposedly based in Karachi, said that it swore allegiance to Islamic State's al-Baghdadi. But the story has little credibility. It was reported by a journalist ...
Torture, indefinite detention anathema to justice
The letter calling for the machine gun execution of Guantanamo Bay prisoners is disturbing and ignorant. Vice President Dick Cheney called the detainees "the worst of the worst," yet Seton Hall University Law School "established that over 80 percent of ...
Let Sunnis Defeat Iraq's Militants
New York Times
THE situation in Iraq today is perilous, particularly for Sunni Muslim Arabs. Their prospects for inclusion in Iraq's government and fair treatment from it have been declining since 2010, when Iraqiyya, the nonsectarian coalition to which we belonged ...
Coakley: Principles for Mideast peace
MetroWest Daily News
Several members of MetroWest Peace Action attended the rallies in Boston this week and though we may not agree with all of the sentiments of all of the participants our presence there was to express our outrage at the violence on both sides. We agree ...
An Israel Without Illusions
New York Times
JERUSALEM — Israelis and Palestinians are imprisoned in what seems increasingly like a hermetically sealed bubble. Over the years, inside this bubble, each side has evolved sophisticated justifications for every act it commits. Israel can rightly ...
Christian Post (blog)
Deconstructing Islamophobia in Muslim majority states
Recent events in Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey have unearthed deep-seated Islamophobic attitudes among a sizable segment of the population claiming the "nationalist secular" mantel and asserting the exclusive "sacred" right to undemocratically contest ...
Should You Be Islamophobic (Part 1)?
Maliki’s sectarian rule is what is pulling Iraq apart.
Israel-Gaza conflict: What would we do if it had been 35 Palestinian dead, and ...
A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Palestinian ambassador called Hamas missiles a 'crime against humanity.' Why ...
Senators Express Concern on 702 Interpretation
... Nakashima at the Washington Post reports that four U.S. Senators—Jon Tester, Jeff Merkley, Mark Begich, and John Walsh—wrote a July 24th letter to DNI Clapper expressing their concerns with NSA's interpretation of Section 702 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Pope Francis appeals for peace in Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)
He prayed that God grant the “peoples and leaders” in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine “the wisdom and strength to pursue the path of peace with determination and to face each dispute with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of ...
Pope Francis begs for peace in Middle East and Ukraine: 'Think of the dead and ...
The News International
4 children killed in grenade attack on Pakistani mosque
Karachi, Pakistan (CNN) -- Four children were killed when someone lobbed a hand grenade into a mosque in Pakistan;s most populous city on Monday. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 12, were attending religious classes at the mosque in the ...
4 children killed in Pakistani mosque attack
Spring festival set at Longview mosque
Visitors to the mosque at 119 Amy St. will find authentic Pakistani foods, traditional clothes, temporary tattoos, face painting, a garage sale and a bounce house, Shabazz said. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Shabazz said the local Islamic ...
Daily News & Analysis
Pakistan mosque named after man who shot Salman Taseer
Daily News & Analysis
A mosque in the suburbs of the Pakistani capital has been named after the person who shot dead former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, drawing strong condemnation from his family and the country's civil society. Taseer was shot 27 times and killed by ...
Pakistani mosque named after killer of politician to double in size