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Bristol's First Muslim Lord Mayor Adds to Muslim Political Clout in the UK

Bristol's First Muslim Lord Mayor Adds to Muslim Political Clout in the UK | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
CAIRO – Making history in the south-west British county, a Labour councilor has been selected as Bristol’s first Muslim lord Mayor, being the youngest person to hold the office.“I'm absolutely j...
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Bristol's first Muslim Lord Mayor adds to the roster of Muslim politicians in senior positions across government, with 8 Muslim MPs already serving in Parliament

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Maserati, Lamborghini Pull Out of Iran

Maserati, Lamborghini Pull Out of Iran | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Joining the likes of Porsche, Hyundai and Toyota, Italian automakers Maserati and Lamborghini have announced their departure from the Iranian market.
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That's got to sting! (sarcasm)

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Catholic Bishops Slam Israel's West Bank Barrier

Catholic Bishops Slam Israel's West Bank Barrier | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
A delegation of Roman Catholic bishops from Europe and North America pledged on Thursday to press their governments to act against the "injustice" of Israel's West Bank separation...
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Catholic bishops criticize the injustice of Israel's Barrier Wall, which is euphemistically called the "security fence"

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"Zero Dark Thirty" Stirs Controversy

"Zero Dark Thirty" Stirs Controversy | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
As someone who is very "visibly Muslim" I feel unsafe and quite honestly, extremely uncomfortable watching a film that makes me feel like I am guilty of something that I am not.
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Some feel that the movie justifies torture; others think it adds to the climate of fear and suspicion toward American Muslims

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Co-Founder of PKK Gunned Down in Paris...Who is Behind the Assassination?

Co-Founder of PKK Gunned Down in Paris...Who is Behind the Assassination? | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the murder of three Kurdish activists in Paris appears to have been the result of an internal PKK feud.
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The fingerpointing begins

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Image of Syrian Child Sleeping on Snow Stirs Reaction

Image of Syrian Child Sleeping on Snow Stirs Reaction | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
An image of a child sleeping on the snow in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley has cooked up a storm online.

The image shows a young boy, covered in a carpet, sleeping on the cold snow in an uncomfortable position.
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Civil war causes untold hardships for Syrian refugees; this image dramatically captures the humanitarian crisis.

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The mystery of Tahir ul Qadri

The mystery of Tahir ul Qadri | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
WHO and what is Tahir ul Qadri? And, more importantly, who is behind him? Those are the questions now racing through political Pakistan, with no firm...
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Tahir ul Qadri is taking Pakistan by storm. Where does his backing come from?

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Mystery of the Day: Where are the Buildings the U.S. Built in Afghanistan

Mystery of the Day: Where are the Buildings the U.S. Built in Afghanistan | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says the United States is missing several buildings it thought it had built in Afghanistan.
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David Copperfield magic, poor management, or massive corruption?

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Is African Economic Growth a Mirage?

Is African Economic Growth a Mirage? | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
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Can Africa become wealthy without becoming industrialized? It's happened in some countries, but only those with natrual resource-based economies (e.g. GCC states)

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This Funny Map Explains the Arab Spring

This Funny Map Explains the Arab Spring | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
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Humorous take on the Arab Spring

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Abu Dhabi Turns to Crowdsourcing for New Ideas

A competition is offering young people with ideas on how to make the emirate a better place the chance to win seed money to turn their ideas into reality.
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Iceland started this trend, but forward thinking places like Abu Dhabi are following suit

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Should the Middle East Be Worried About Major Oil & Gas Discoveries in East Africa?

Should the Middle East Be Worried About Major Oil & Gas Discoveries in East Africa? | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
East African oil may soon beat Middle Eastern oil in global markets. But the trillion-dollar promise is blocked by massive infrastructure issues facing the region.
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Mozambique might be the next gas giant, and East Africa is emerging as a new region for oil & gas? Does the Middle East need to worry?

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Between Syria's Fronts: A Two-Year Travelogue from Hell

Between Syria's Fronts: A Two-Year Travelogue from Hell | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Since unrest began in Syria in the spring of 2011, reporting from the country has been difficult. Former contacts are now dead or can't be located, and the country lies in ruins.
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Der Spiegel's harrowing travelogue

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Can this Self-Declared "Mosque Buster" Stop the Construction of Mosques in the UK?

Can this Self-Declared "Mosque Buster" Stop the Construction of Mosques in the UK? | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Gavin Boby, 48, from Bristol, once linked to the far-right English Defence League, boasts he has already blocked plans for 16 out of 17 mosques being built.
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Planning lawyer Gavin Boby wants to help stop the construction of mosques all over the UK, boasting of his alleged record so far. So much for religious tolerance

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Sit-ins and Protests Sweep Pakistan in Response to Sectarian Bombings

Sit-ins and Protests Sweep Pakistan in Response to Sectarian Bombings | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
In the Pakistani city of Quetta, relatives of scores of people killed in bomb attacks sat beside coffins in the street, refusing to bury their loved ones until they received assurance the state would protect them.
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Signs that mainstream Pakistani society has had enough, and is demanding government action and accountability

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The screenshots prove it: New York Times altered headline to remove words “Israeli-occupied”

The screenshots prove it: New York Times altered headline to remove words “Israeli-occupied” | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
A New York Times headline accidentally told the truth, before it was "corrected" to remove the words Israeli-occupied.
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Oops.

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Will this 19-Year Old College Student Become the first Veiled Newscaster in America?

Will this 19-Year Old College Student Become the first Veiled Newscaster in America? | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
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19-year old Noor Tagouri aims to be the first hijabi anchorwoman in America. We will watch her career with interest...

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Somali Piracy Loses its Charm, Leading Pirate Calls it Quits

Somali Piracy Loses its Charm, Leading Pirate Calls it Quits | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin and known by his nickname "Big Mouth" renounces crime, a community leader in Somalia confirms to the BBC.
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Somali piracy is no longer as easy or lucrative as it once was, thanks to international coordination and better safety measures. Somali pirates, therefore, are going out of business

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Saudi Youth Fights Boredom, Depression

Saudi Youth Fights Boredom, Depression | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
A new study has found that the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, has a very large number of people who suffer from depression compared to the rest of the world.
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A host of new offline and online initiatives targeting Saudi' burgeoning youth population strive to make a dent in the common problems of boredom and depression

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Saudi Arabia Admits Women to Shura Council

Saudi Arabia Admits Women to Shura Council | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia issued Friday a historic decree allowing women to be members of the kingdom’s previously all-male Shura Council for the first time.
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A major breakthrough for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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103 Killed in Wave of Bombings in Pakistan

103 Killed in Wave of Bombings in Pakistan | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Most of the casualties occurred when a bomb destroyed a crowded billiard hall in Quetta.
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Three separate bombings claimed 103 lives in Pakistan, as the new year starts with a wave of carnage

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How Drone Warfare Is Getting Creepily Close To The Plot Of 'The Terminator'

How Drone Warfare Is Getting Creepily Close To The Plot Of 'The Terminator' | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Teaching robots to kill without human approval? What could possibly go wrong?
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Do we really want machines killing people without any human intervention?

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Historic Home Restoration Craze Hits Iran

Historic Home Restoration Craze Hits Iran | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Houses with secluded gardens and courtyards were widely demolished to make way for glassed apartment blocks, but some Iranians are beginning to reverse the trend.
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The restoration craze that has hit cities like Marrakech and Fes has now descended on Iran, with beautiful results.

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Egyptian Imam Goes to Church–See What Happens

Egyptian Imam Goes to Church–See What Happens | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Islamophobes will not report, and do not want you to see this video.
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A nice example of interfaith outreach in Egypt comes at the right time

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Abu Dhabi Louvre Getting into Gear

Abu Dhabi Louvre Getting into Gear | The Muslim World Review | Scoop.it
Shares in property and construction stocks in the UAE surged yesterday on the back of news that Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company had awarded a contract to build the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
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Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi inches closer to reality; regional culture vultures rejoice.

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