CAMDEN, NJ–Trinidad born Dr.Mustapha Khan was a popular medic in Camden who really struck a cord with the people in the area as a physician. He was honored last week when the street he used to walk down to his office was renamed Dr. Mustapha M. Khan Way in his honor.
Khan, who died in 2009 at 84, retired from his medical practice the previous year. He had spent 51 years practicing medicine in the city, taking all patients who came in and treating them even when he knew they might not be able to pay.
â€œHe found his bliss, found his home in Camden, New Jersey, in this community,â€ said Khanâ€™s son, Mustapha Jr. â€œHe really savored being a man of the people, treating everyone who came through his doors.â€
â€œWhether it was a little kid with a runny nose, a teenager with a behavioral problem or some adult who needed help changing a tire outside, anything he could do, he was willing to do,â€ recalled Khanâ€™s son Rasheed. â€œHe didnâ€™t care about the reward, didnâ€™t care about the money or accolades. Thatâ€™s the kind of person he was.â€
Over the years, Khan was offered chances to practice medicine with large health systems such as Cooper, West Jersey and Lourdes. He turned them all down to ensure that he could keep practicing medicine his way in Camdenâ€™s Parkside neighborhood and helping people in a city he didnâ€™t want to abandon.
Khan also mentored children in the area and many of them are now themselves professionals in diverse fields.
Charolette Musilms, Christians hold interfaith meeting
CHAROLETTE,NC–Mecklenburg Ministries held its first interfaith prayer meeting, designed to promote greater understanding and common spiritual ground between Christians and Muslims. The Ministriesâ€™ youth council, along with Park Road Baptist and the Muslim American Society co-sponsored the event.
Imam John Ederer explained Muslim traditions of prayer, then invited those on hand to take part in or observe the Islamic sunset prayer.
The Revs. Amy and Russ Dean, Park Roadâ€™s pastors, discussed Christian prayer, then lead vespers.
Talking and praying together, â€œwill be a much more productive way to spend the evening than arguing over political divisions or pointing a long finger of derision at people because they are different than us,â€ Russ Dean said in a prepared statement.
Ramy Ahmed wins award at Technon Conference
AUSTIN,TX–Ramy Ahmed, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won a Best Paper/Presentation award at the 2011 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technon Conference.
Ahmedâ€™s award is among a select group of SRC-funded projects. Hoyos said Ahmedâ€™s work has received excellent feedback in the past three years and has had SRC project reviews with one patent already filed by SRC member companies. They also have been invited to submit a full journal article for an IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I special issue coming up soon.
Ahmed received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electronics and communications engineering from Cairo University (Egypt). He currently is working toward his Ph.D. in the Analog and Mixed-Signal Center, under Hoyosâ€™ supervision. During the spring of 2008, Ahmed was an intern at Rice Nanoscale Systems Laboratory at Rice University, where he worked on non-autonomous chaotic oscillators and 60 GHz receivers. In 2011, Ahmed held a summer internship with the analog and mixed-signal group at QUALCOMM Inc. in San Diego, Calif.
Ahmedâ€™s research interests include data converters and multistandard wireless receivers. He has co-authored more than 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has one patent filed under the SRC/GRC patent program. Since September 2009, Ahmed is listed in Marquis Whoâ€™s Who in the World, Whoâ€™s Who in Science and Engineering and Whoâ€™s Who in America. He is a member of IEEE and the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Anti-Muslim fliers spark debate in San Diego
SAN DIEGO,CA–A religious organizationâ€™s campaign that focuses on passing out anti-Muslim literature to students is being criticized in San Diego.
The group passes out the fliers on public property just outside of the high schools. They have gone to Clairemont High School and Kearny High School, as well as other schools in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
The fliers say as Islam grows â€œMuslims become increasingly more aggressiveâ€ and â€œWe must defend students from being recruited and radicalized into Islam.â€
The fliers have sparked safety concerns for the Muslim community.
â€œWeâ€™re also concerned about the bullying thatâ€™s going on in public schools. So this is only going to spark the fire of â€˜Islam-a-phobia,â€™ possible bullying of Muslim students,â€ said Edgar Hopida of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.