Volume 16

Saudi King Abdullah Dies

*The Muslim Observer

By Angus McDowall Reuters RIYADH - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and b

Duck-Billed Platypus

*The Muslim Observer

An animal with a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver, and feet like an otter sounds like something a mad scientist would create. Add to the list the ability to lay lizard-like e

If Jahar Didn’t Bomb the Marathon, Who Did?

*The Muslim Observer

By Karin Friedemann Editor’s Note: Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist. The views expressed here are her own. Boston – Accused Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar (Jahar) Tsarnaev’s

Transportation Officials Announce Distribution of Prop 1 Funding

*The Muslim Observer

Question is: So where is the voter-approved $1.7 billion in additional transportation funding resulting from passage of Proposition 1 headed? And, is it enough to bridge the fundin

Community News 16-53

*The Muslim Observer

Faith leaders unite for homeless in New Orleans.  Picture supplied by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Faith leaders unite for homeless in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS,LA--Reli

A Bollywood Icon’s Open Letter to Terrorists

*The Muslim Observer

By Anupam Kher Editor’s Note: Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in several hundred films, including Bend it Like Beckham, Silver Linings Playbook, and most recentl

Can Youth Sports Foster Creativity? It Depends

*The Muslim Observer

By Matthew Bowers Editor’s Note: Matthew Bowers is clinical assistant professor in sport management at the University of Texas at Austin and co-principal of Hook & Ladder Cr

Turkey Plans to Establish an Islamic University with a Broader Muslim Curriculum

*The Muslim Observer

By Michael Kaplan Religion News Service   Istanbul -  As Turkey’s political and economic influence rises across the Muslim worl

2014: Year In Review

*The Muslim Observer

An unsettling year, with religion in a starring role By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service YEAREND REVIEW 2014: Displaced people from the minorit

Divisive or Democratic: The Rise of AIMIM in India

*The Muslim Observer

By Mohammed Ayub Khan TMO Contributing Writer People warm themselves around a fire along a street on a cold winter morning in New Delhi Dec