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Deferred Dreams, Self-Destruction, and Suicide Bombings

By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf There was a story in the New York Times a few days ago about how the “revolution” in Tunisia was sparked in December by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old, befuddled roadside green grocer. Like … Continue reading

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Update: Floods in Pakistan

Every day the magnitude of this flood disaster in Pakistan is increasing. Some 20 million people have now been effected. Pakistan and its people are going through a terrible time, especially with this flood. The images speak for themselves. They … Continue reading

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DEC: Pakistan Floods Appeal

Over 1,000 people are reported to have died with that number likely to rise as more information becomes available. About 2.5 million people are believed to have been affected by the floods which may worsen as further rain falls and … Continue reading

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Wolverhampton Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is Saturday 26 June 2010. The day is an annual opportunity for the nation to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, and … Continue reading

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Niqab?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong I’m not much in favour of telling people what to wear and what not to, which is in effect what a ban would do… However, isn’t that the whole issue surrounding niqab? Muslim women have been … Continue reading

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One in four people is Muslim, says study

Peter Beaumont guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 October 2009 17.35 BST Islam may be most closely associated with the Middle East, where it emerged in Arabia in the seventh century, but today the region is home to only one in five of … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS: Can Sufi Islam counter the Taleban?

Some believe that Pakistan’s mystic, non-violent Islam can be used as a defence against extremism (Photos: Kamil Dayan Khan) By Barbara Plett BBC News, Lahore It’s one o’clock in the morning and the night is pounding with hypnotic rhythms, the … Continue reading

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