October 2008

by Stephen Lendman sjlendmanblogspot 10/24/08

Seyed Mousavi is a US citizen of Iranian decent. A “family man, and a tireless servant” of the Southern California Muslim community where he lives and helped found the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California (ISCSC). (more…)

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Everything seems uncertain as we write this letter. For one thing, we are not at all sure we can afford to print the next issue of the Washington Report. (more…)

MONTREAL (AFP) – Canadian officials played an “indirect” role in the wrongful jailing and torture of three Canadian nationals in Syria and Egypt, an inquiry said Tuesday. (more…)

Muslim Woman Wearing Hijab

See the 10-minute film here

William Mitchell College of Law 10/20/08

William Mitchell Professor C. Peter Erlinder received the Malcolm X Freedom Award from the American Muslim Alliance for his work on the Sami Al-Arian case. (more…)

Day of Remembrance is a short documentary that draws a connection between the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the secret detentions and disappearances of Arabs and Muslims in the US today.

More about the movie: here

Watch the movie (8 minutes): here

StraitsTimes.com 10/20/08

KUALA LUMPUR – ISLAMIC banking has largely escaped the fallout from the global financial crisis, thanks to rules that forbid the sort of risky business that is felling mainstream institutions. (more…)

The Human Fallout from the Financial Crisis

By Nick Turse TomDispatch 10/19/08

On October 4, 2008, in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles, Karthik Rajaram, beset by financial troubles, shot his wife, mother-in-law, and three sons before turning the gun on himself. In one of his two suicide notes, Rajaram wrote that he was “broke,” having incurred massive financial losses in the economic meltdown. (more…)

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