After three violent inmates escaped from an Arizona private prison in July 2010, prompting a two-week, multi-state manhunt, state corrections officials demanded improvements and stopped sending new inmates to what they called a "dysfunctional&qu...
IN JUNE Britain became the first non-Muslim country to issue sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of a bond (the word itself is the plural of sakk, which means...
Rob Duke's insight:
Under Shari'ah one can neither pay nor earn interest, thus a sukuk is like a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) where the Muslim investor owns part of the property investment and collects profit as a "rent", which is allowed under Islamic law. What's the significance of finding ways for Muslim's to participate in Western economic systems?
A months-long investigation by ABC News has identified at least 17 attacks and another 36 alleged plots or serious threats against schools since the assault on Columbine High School that can be tied to the 1999 massacre.
Naftali Honig is a 29-year old, Brooklyn-raised wildlife activist living in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Since 2008 he has been the coordinator of the Project for the Application of Law for Fauna Republic of Congo (PALF).
Jury Rights activists in the Philadelphia area recently encountered resistance in front of a local courthouse, when they were attempting to educate their neighbors about jury nullification. Among the activists was James Babb, an organizer behind the recent push to install jury nullification billboards in cities throughout the US. For those who don’t know, jury…
"Though it may come as a surprise to outsiders, the journey to Mecca is a manifestation of globally moderate Islam."
The Mecca region of Saudi Arabia has recently been in the midst of Hajj season. The Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, is strongly encouraged of all Muslims who have the means to undertake it. Importantly, by bringing together 2 million to 3 million people from across the globe, the Hajj pilgrimage is a manifestation of the diversity and moderate nature of global Islam. This image of the Muslim world as cosmopolitan and reasonable stands in stark contrast to the militant Islamist fundamentalism we more regularly hear about in media coverage — with the Islamic State and Boko Haram being the most recent manifestation of this.
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Since the start of the year, the Anchorage Police Department has received more than 80 nuisance calls associated with the store, which began selling alcohol in 2011; now Wal-Mart has been put on notice that future calls could result in fines.
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