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Zia H Shah

He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, which has more than 43,000 followers in Twitter. He is also Chair of Religion and Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication in North America. He has authored more than 400 articles on Islam, Christianity, Secularism and Religion & Science. Follow in Twitter: @The_MuslimTimes

French press review 18 May 2011

Rfi If you’ve ever wondered why we bother mentioning the political leanings of the French dailies . . . “centrist Le Monde, left-leaning Libération, right-wing Le Figaro, and so on” . . . you just have to look at how Le Monde and Le Figaro cover the same story this […]

Prediction: The U.S. Stays in Iraq

It is becoming almost certain that the U.S. succeed in forcing Iraq to “invite” thousands of American troops to stay indefinitely in the latest imperial outpost of the United States in the Arab world. [New York Times, May 12] To recap: the Bush administration signed a pact with the Iraqi […]

Universal brotherhood

ANEES AZEEZ The principles of universal brotherhood and equality as proclaimed by Prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace, represents his great contribution to the social uplift of humanity. God says in the Qur’an, “O Mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made […]

Romeo teacher caught with student

By GHADAH SALEH | ARAB NEWS ABHA: The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice Monday caught an Egyptian academician with a female university student at a restaurant in Abha, Asir province, and turned them over to the authorities concerned on charges of khulwa (illegal seclusion), police […]

Saudi Arabia Defies Mideast Upheaval

Saudi Arabia is leading a counter- revolution against the sweeping political changes in the Middle East by using money, force and God. As popular movements for democracy toppled leaders in Egypt and Tunisia and began threatening neighboring Bahrain and Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s Al Saud royal family strengthened control over the […]

King, Obama discuss ties, regional developments

WASHINGTON (JT & Agencies) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday voiced support for reform efforts taking place in Jordan and pledged further assistance to the Kingdom to help it counter the current economic situation. In statements following a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah in the Oval Office, Obama […]

Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago.

By Mark Z. Barabak and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times Former California First Lady Maria Shriver on Tuesday called “heartbreaking” husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s admission that he had fathered a child with a former household staff member more than a decade ago. “This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” Shriver said […]

Catholics urged to forgo meat

Catholics have been urged to observe the ancient practice of not eating meat on Fridays. The custom of abstaining from meat as an act of penance for the death of Christ will be re-established from September 16 – the first anniversary of Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, […]