RAMADAN Celebrating August 1 ~ August 30, 2011

  Celebrating RAMADAN     August 1 - August 3o, 2011 Ramadan is the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar.     Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.   The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.   Ramadan in 2011 has begun this Monday, the 1st of August and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 30th of August.Note that in the Muslim calander, … [Read more...]

RAMADAN Celebrating August 1 ~ August 30, 2011

Celebrating RAMADAN August 1 - August 3o, 2011 Ramadan is the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. Ramadan in 2011 has begun this Monday, the 1st of August and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 30th of August.Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the … [Read more...]

Iran: Free Journalist Hangameh Shahidi‏

Hengameh Shahidi has been in detention for 2 years, just because she spoke her mind. Tell the government of Iran to free Hengameh » Hengameh is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in June 2009 following demonstrations in Iran around the contested presidential election. She admitted to participating in the protests as a journalist, and thus was sentences to six years in prison. Hengameh was not "gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security" or … [Read more...]

Feeling Betrayed: The Roots of Muslim Anger at America

Feeling Betrayed The Roots of Muslim Anger at America International Relations, Islamic World, Terrorism and al Qaeda Steven Kull, Brookings Institution Press 2011 c. 275pp.   Though it has been nearly a decade since the attacks of September 11, the threat of terrorism emanating from the Muslim world has not subsided. U.S. troops fight against radical Islamists overseas, and on a daily basis, Americans pass through body scanners as part of the effort to defend against another attack. … [Read more...]

Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

Suzanne Maloney: What Bin Laden’s Death Means for Iran?

...  effects on Iran  ... What Bin Laden's Death Means for Iran?   The death of Osama bin Laden highlights what a difference a decade makes, even for a country as seemingly unchanging as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Iranians and their government responded with sympathetic outrage. Tehran was the scene of spontaneous candlelight vigils by ordinary Iranians and a temporary suspension of the weekly chants of “death to … [Read more...]

Women in Science – Celebrate 2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards!

  A Celebration of Women  is excited to share more Women Taking Action!        Outstanding Women Scientists to receive   2011 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards (3 March) and Fellowships (2 March)         Five exceptional women scientists, one from each continent, will receive the 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 3 March at UNESCO Headquarters (Room I, 6.30 p.m.). The day before, on 2 March, 15 women post-doctoral researchers – three from each continent - will be … [Read more...]

Sakineh – Iran to air new footage of woman in stoning case

  Iran to air new footage of woman in stoning case   In this photo released by state-run Press TV, Iranian 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who had been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, wipes her face, as she attends an interview with Press TV, in the city of Tabriz, northwestern Iran, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. The head of Iran's human rights council has predicted that a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery will likely be spared from execution. The stoning … [Read more...]

” My Tehran For Sale”

 " My Tehran For Sale”             An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie challenging the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic. Actress Marzieh Vafamehr was handed the sentence on Saturday, October 8, according to a Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com. The site said Monday that Marzieh Vafamehr’s attorney has appealed the sentence. … [Read more...]

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