Volume 9

The Obama Phenomenon

*The Muslim Observer

Courtesy James Zogby, Washington Watch December 17, 2007--(Over the past few weeks, as interest has grown in the 2008 U.S. presidential contest, I’ve been asked by friend

Balkanized Homecoming

*The Muslim Observer

Courtesy Karen DeYoung, Washington Post BAGHDAD--When the Iraqi government last month invited home the 1.4 million refugees who had fled this war-ravaged country for Syria -- an

Muslims Mark Hajj’s Spiritual High Point

*The Muslim Observer

Associated Press December 18, 2007--MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Millions of Muslims marked the zenith of the hajj Tuesday, praying for God’s forgiveness on a rocky

Behind the Bombings in Algeria and Lebanon

*The Muslim Observer

Courtesy New America Media, News Analysis, Jalal Ghazi Dec 14, 2007 Editor’s Note: Recent bombings in Algiers and Beirut suggest the work of Al-Qaeda. However, Arab m

Interfaith Festival Joins Muslim, Jewish, Christian Communities

*The Muslim Observer

Courtesy Carolee Walker and USINFO Washington -- Religion is not a part of the conversation among her friends at school, but treating each other with respect is, says Jessica, 1

‘Treason on the High Seas’

*The Muslim Observer

Courtesy Phillip F. Tourney, Survivor of the USS Liberty As I sit in my office beginning to write my first article for American Free Press newspaper, I look out my window. I see

Bird Flu Affects Saudi Egg Supply

*The Muslim Observer

By Sumayyah Meehan, MMNS For the second time this year, Saudi Arabia has seen the bird flu rear its ugly head. The deadly H5N1 strain of the virus was found in ostriches livin

Long Road Facing BJP’s Advani

*The Muslim Observer

By Nilofar Suhrawardy, MMNS NEW DELHI – It has been a long wait for Lal Krishna Advani, who has been finally selected as his party, Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime

Musings — Scripture, Not Culture, is Our Saving Grace

*The Muslim Observer

By Imam Abdullah El-Amin, MMNS I read with great sadness the letters to the editor in one of the daily newspapers in the Detroit, Michigan area. The letters were responding to

Male Mental Depression in the West

*The Muslim Observer

By Elder George, MMNS An article that appeared in the Manchester Guardian written by Peter Barker, indicated that an alarming number of English men suffer mental health problems