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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

Pro-bin Laden protest in London

Protesters demonstrating yesterday, outside the US embassy in London, against the recent killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by US military personnel. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP More than one hundred Islamic extremists rallied outside the US embassy in London yesterday to vent their fury at Washington over the […]

Saleh’s intransigence jeopardizes GCC deal

By SAEED AL-BATATI | ARAB NEWS SANAA: A tirade from Yemen’s embattled president on Friday threatened to scupper the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) efforts to end the political deadlock in the country. Ali Abdullah Saleh told a mass rally of supporters on Friday that he would resist calls to quit, […]

16 killed in Syria protests, rights group says

BASSEM MROUE Associated Press= BEIRUT (AP) — A human rights group says Syrian security forces have killed 16 people during widespread protests. Thousands of protesters held rallies Friday in major areas across the country, including the capital, Damascus, and its suburbs. Ammar Qurabi is the head of the National Organization […]

Army Officer, Four Policemen Martyred in Homs

(The Syrian Government version): May 06, 2011 Damascus, (SANA)-A military source said that an armed criminal group attacked on Friday a military checkpoint, the police and security forces west of Baba Amr near al-Sultaniyeh Bridge in Homs. The terrorist group fired at the checkpoint members, killing Officer Ahmad Hallaq and […]

Was bin Laden’s killing and burial legal?

A key detail in the initial narrative of the historic operation that killed the world’s most wanted man – al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – has proven to be inconsistent, raising concerns about what really happened at the lavish gated compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. US president Barack Obama and his officials announced […]

FBI – The ten most wanted

It is interesting, that in the FBI’s ‘Ten most wanted’ there is no mention of Usama bin Laden being sought for the 9/11 attack. Could it be because they did not have sufficient evidence? (Just a thought…) USAMA BIN LADEN Murder of U.S. Nationals Outside the United States; Conspiracy to […]

Cautiously optimistic

The signing of a reconciliation accord in Cairo between Fateh and Hamas promises the start of a new era in the inter-Palestinian relations. One, nevertheless, expresses optimism timidly; this is not the first time Fateh, the mainstream faction in the West Bank, and Hamas, the ruling faction in Gaza, have […]

The world of fatwas

WHEN the Quran was revealed it was assumed that all Muslims would read it to seek guidance for their problems and hence no class of priesthood was needed. But as Islam spread far and wide and Muslims from other cultures spoke different languages, they could not do so. The Quran […]

Was bin Laden’s Killing and Burial Legal?

  A key detail in the initial narrative of the historic operation that killed the world’s most wanted man – al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – has proven to be inconsistent, raising concerns about what really happened at the lavish gated compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. US president Barack Obama and […]