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July-August  2010

Obama endorses Cordoba House
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali: As the Cordoba House project has become the latest rallying issue for the Christian right, Tea Party proponents and Republican operatives, President Barrack Obama has forcefully supported the construction of an Islamic complex near New York's Ground Zero.  Speaking at a White House dinner, on August 13, marking the holy month of Ramadan, he said that opposing the project is at odds with American values.
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The Democratic Party’s support for Israel’s flotilla attack
By Dr. Stephen Zunes:
President Obama's response to this tragedy underscores the phoniness of 'his advocacy for human rights elsewhere in the Middle East. He is quite willing to criticize the Iranian regime for killing nonviolent activists on the streets of Tehran. But he excuses Israel for killing nonviolent activists on the high seas. Read More

Congressional Letters to Obama are misleading
By Dr. Stephen Zunes: In a letter to President Barack Obama date June 17, 329 out of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives referred to Israel’s May 31 attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters, which resulted in the deaths of nine passengers and crew and injuries to scores of others, as an act of “self-defense” which they “strongly support.” Similarly, a June 21 Senate letter — signed by 87 out of 100 senators — went on record “fully” supporting what it called “Israel’s right to self-defense,” claiming that the widely supported effort to relieve critical shortages of food and medicine in the besieged Gaza Strip was simply part of a “clever tactical and diplomatic ploy” by “Israel’s opponents” to “challenge its international standing.” The most disturbing is that many of the key arguments in the Congressional letters to President Obama were misleading and, in some cases, factually inaccurate.
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Nuclear Iran: A Solution for Peace
By Syed R. Mahmood:
A nuclear Iran may be an opportunity to advance the cause of peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. In international relations, a balance of power encourages stability and security between countries. History is witness that - when a balance of power was seriously disrupted between nations, it has created a situation which can lead to war between them. Read More

The Moral Implications of Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki
By Syed R Mahmood:
Even 65 years after the American atomic bombing of Japan, humanity is still too perturbed to comprehend the justification of this horrific action. Does the inhuman method of killing unarmed civilians: men, women, and children reflect as an act of bravery and honor or an acceptable norm of war games? Read More

President Zardari of Pakistan is pelted with shoes at the UK rally
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali:
Taking cue from the Iraqi journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who threw both of his shoes at the then President George Bush to protest against the US invasion and occupation of his country, Shamim Khan from Azad Kashmir hurled both of his shoes at Pakistan’s unpopular President Asif Ali Zardari who was addressing a community gathering in Brimingham, UK on August 7. President Zardari was pelted with shoes to protest his current visit to the United Kingdom.
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The American Revolution as affected by the Muslim World – Part II
By Syed R Mahmood:
It is a very intriguing experience to study the history of American missionaries and their activities in the Ottoman Empire. Readers will find covert maneuvering styles of approaches by the missionaries to achieve their objectives. The foundation of this new Nation is based on separating church from the state, but the passion of religion among certain groups of Americans was very strong. Protestantism in America had strong roots. Some Christians had a burning zeal to spread the message of the Gospel and spiritually save the world. The American missionaries of this newly independent state had a very strong urge of patriotism and desire to promote individual freedom and democratic values of America around the Globe. Read More

Why big history?: Its educational implications
By Prof. Arthur Kane Scott
: Big History is essentially a story which investigates all of existence or life from the “Big Bang” of 13.7 billion years ago to post-modern Information Age of Homo Sapiens in the twenty-first century. It will conclude with a peak into the future regarding man’s impact on planet Mother Earth, and on the larger solar system.
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On Banning the Niqab
By Sabahat Ashraf:
We engage with the issue as one of freedom for women versus preventing the oppression of women, we’re buying into the Islamist-Islamophobic binary. The whole hijab-niqab-burqa thing  is a power play on the one hand by the neo-purist/Islamist crowd and on the other hand by the xenophobic/Islamophobic crowd.
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Before drugs, fever was the cure
by Mertze Dahlin: In days gone by, we experienced several Herb Remedies as prescribed by our visiting doctor as he made his house calls to cure any ailment -- which leads us to think that this was always the method to cure illness before modern drugs came on the scene. Actually, the benefit of fever, and keeping warmly tucked in bed was recognized as another way to go. The problem was that you had to get sick to get a fever.
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