Sunday, 22 February 2015

 Newsletter 0537




.....a sometimes self-deprecating and occasional tongue-in-cheek look at ourselves and the world around us .....




Ipswich woman charged over Muslim hate attacks online  The CCN Inbox: Letters to the Editor The CCN Food for Thought
Sheikh Shady to visit South Africa  The CCN Classifieds An Ayaat-a-Week
White supremacist graffiti sprayed on Perth mosque What is/was happening in other necks of the woods Events and Functions
Mufti says it was a mistake to vote for Tony Abbott Around the Muslim World with CCN Islamic Programmes, Education & Services
Which Is Terrorism? Russell Brand

CCN Readers' Book Club

Businesses and Services

Terror radicalisation 'not understood'

KB's Culinary Corner

The CCN Date Claimer

Sister of UNC victim: Shooter terrorized our family

Kareema's Keep Fit Column

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Mariam Veiszadeh has spoken out against alleged racist attacks she has suffered online.  

Human rights activist Mariam Veiszadeh has become accustomed to her share of religious vilification as a Muslim Australian woman who proudly wears her hijab daily.

But the 30-year-old, who arrived in Australia at the age of seven after fleeing her native Afghanistan with her family, says nothing could have prepared her for the level of vitriol hurled her way in the past six weeks.

Late last year, Ms Veiszadeh, a Canberra-based lawyer, publicly railed against a Cairns Woolworths store selling a singlet adorned with the Australian flag and the words, "love it or leave"


The posts allegedly made by a 22-year-old Ipswich woman on Mariam Veiszadeh's Facebook page.  

Ms Veiszadeh took to Twitter to object to what she perceived to be the bigoted message the singlet carried. Three months later, the unashamedly anti-Islam group the Australian Defence League pounced.

Cropping the words from the picture of the singlet, the organisation posted her tweet to its Facebook page, insinuating to its nearly 5000 followers that Ms Veiszadeh's objection was to the flag itself.

It opened the floodgates to a torrent of online abuse.

The Facebook post shared by the Australian Defence League  

Among the worst offenders to attack Ms Veiszadeh was allegedly a 22-year-old Ipswich woman, who was this week charged by Queensland Police with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.

She is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court to face the charge on March 11.

Although Ms Veiszadeh's Facebook page was privacy-protected, the Ipswich woman allegedly found a post from 2012 that allowed non-friends to comment.

Then she allegedly unleashed.

Two religious-fuelled attacks made in the 22-year-old's name, riddled with expletives, referred to Ms Veiszadeh as a whore, a prostitute and a rag-head and urged her to return to her "sand dune country".

Screenshots of the alleged attack on Ms Veiszadeh were widely circulated on social media to widespread public condemnation.

Ms Veiszadeh said the Ipswich woman's stream of abuse was just one facet of that hurled her way via her social media accounts.

"I get abused generally all the time, you just kind of think this comes with the territory," she said.

"But the fact these all came through roughly at the same time with the same viciousness, it made me look further.

"The Australian Defence League had mischievously posted a tweet suggesting I was against the Australian flag being worn as a t-shirt, they did not post the entire tweet, so out of context, I felt they were using me to incite hatred of Muslims and that's what triggered all this abuse."

Ms Veiszadeh has long been a campaigner for tolerance of Muslim women sporting the hijab, saying attacks fuelled by religious vilification often increase following terrorist events that have an Islamist link.

However, she said the widespread social media phenomenon #illridewithyou, that garnered global momentum in the wake of last year's Sydney siege, indicated the vast majority of Australians were tolerant people.

However, she said in the intolerant, the flames of bigotry were fanned, threatening ongoing social cohesion.

"This person was happy to abuse me, using her real identity, which more than holds her accountable," Ms Veiszadeh alleged of the Ipswich woman.

"She's incredibly young, which means this attitude is going to carry through.

"It's really a disturbing reflection on the views some people in society hold.

"I hold the Australian Defence League accountable because they are the ones inciting hatred, and that's incredibly dangerous, these incidents are not innocent incidents that can be ignored. They are dangerous incidents for social cohesion."

Since the attacks began, Ms Veiszadeh said her health has deteriorated rapidly. She suffered vertigo and anxiety as she battled through the process of having the offenders charged.

Despite the small relief this week's charging of the Ipswich woman brought, along with the expected charging of a New South Wales man who issued her with death threats, Ms Veiszadeh the law as it stood did not have enough power to punish for religious vilification.

The 22-year-old Ipswich woman has been charged with using the internet to harass or menace but not with specifically with religious or racial abuse.

Ms Veiszadeh also plans to pursue the case further, both civilly and with a complaint lodged with the human right commission.

"It's certainly possible she will be slapped with a fine and go back to everyday life," she said.

"We can't be delusional, the flames of bigotry are being fanned by some politicians and media commentary.

"It's incredibly distressing people dismiss your concerns like somehow it's justified because my people of my religion are committing atrocities overseas.

"I will take this as far as I can take it because it's not just about me, it's about setting a precedent."

The Australian Defence League, which describes itself as a human rights organisation on its Facebook page, did not respond to Fairfax Media's requests for comment.

Source: Brisbane Times


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CII Broadcasting Report


His name often raises eyebrows, and even sometimes lands him in trouble. But in planning his maiden visit to South Africa, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman say he seeks nothing more than to meet his South African Muslim compatriots in faith, soak in the country’s beauties and share lessons from his many years of experience in Islamic work.

Born in Sydney, Australia to an Arab- Palestinian family that migrated to Australia in the late 1960′s, Sheikh Shady’s name is derived from an Arabic word that refers to a singing bird or a seeker of knowledge. Yet, the unusual sight and sound of his name(pronounced Sha-di) continues to leave many who cross his path in a spin.

Those of Indo-Pakistani origin often quiz him on how can he actually call himself marriage, whilst those in the English-speaking world find it somewhat sinister that he is called shady.

With his broad, welcoming smile, Sheikh Shady gently laughs these complications off.

“I am just a servant of Allah SWT, and a brother to all Muslims worldwide,” he retorts.

The Australian Imam arrives Thursday in South Africa for a tour of South Africa’s major urban centres – Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town – where he will be hosted by a plethora of Muslim organisations. During his brief stay, the Sheikh will present specialised programmes for youth, Ulama and professionals, and also feature as a keynote speaker at two Twins of Faith family matters conferences in Durban and Cape Town.

Overwhelmingly in his work and approach, Sheikh Shady says, his focus is on youth development and education, as well as inspiring hope in the hearts of the masses.

“Our youth have great sincerity and purity, we just need to channel it in the correct direction,” he said in an interview with Cii Radio from his native Sydney.

The Sheikh said that in spite of much bad press on the transgressions of the youth, he believed Muslim youth still many great stories to tell.

“We have seen a lot of troubled youth from disadvantaged environments, who after simply being removed from these environments were transformed into very good people. Many drug dealers and drug addicts are now great Da’ees to Allah SWT. These are great achievements that come from Allah SWT”.

Commenting on the need to inspire hope in a beleaguered Ummah – another focus of his tour – Sheikh Shady said it was imperative to understand that this Ummah, by nature, is inherently good.

“The Prophet Muhammad SAW said goodness is within him and his nation until the coming of the hour. We were also promised that the message of Islam will reach upon every place the day and night reaches. Islam is here to provide a better life for all. It is here to save people from the tyranny and oppression of all other systems and embrace them in the justice and peace of Islam. Hence, we want to remind people of how important it is for us to revive Islam in our lives, what Islam brings to us and what Allah SWT promises in return. I pray that there will be a good impact during the trip. The impact and influence is only from Allah SWT. We will do the job and leave the rest to Allah SWT”.

Source: CII Broadcasting


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The letters KKK were sprayed on doors at the Masjid Ibrahim Mosque in Southern River  

PERTH: White supremacist graffiti has been sprayed on the walls of a Perth mosque in the latest anti-Muslim attack on the building.

An alarm at the Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Mosque in Southern River went off about 1:30am on Saturday.

Security footage showed what appeared to be a number of teenagers running away.

The letters "KKK" were scrawled on glass doors and on walls in black letters.

It is not the first time the mosque has been targeted by vandals.

In November, a pig's head was dumped outside the mosque's doors, and in June a swastika and the phrase "white power" were sprayed on the walls.

Imam Burhaan Mehtar said there had also been an attempted fire-bombing and break-ins.

"These incidents are a manifestation of intolerance and distrust towards Australian Muslims," he said.

"Muslims have been a part of the fabric of the society for over 100 years and we are here to stay and continue contributing positively as Australians.

"As every other member of society, Australian Muslims equally have the right - it's a privilege that Australia has given to all of us - that we feel safe.

"These attacks are definitely contrary to Australian and Islamic values."

Gosnells police are investigating and have asked anyone with information to contact them.

Imam Burhaan said the mosque had not heard anything back from police about the previous attacks.


Source: ABC


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Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed urges PM to ‘work in any field other than politics’ amid breakdown in relations between Coalition and Islamic community


Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammad: ‘I personally elected him in the previous elections.

But believe me, I will not repeat this mistake again  


Australia’s most senior Muslim leader has said he won’t “repeat the mistake” of voting for Tony Abbott, and publicly advised the prime minister to “work in any field other than politics”.

The strong comments by the Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed come amid other signs of a serious breakdown in relations between the Abbott government and large elements of Australia’s Muslim communities, ahead of the expected announcement of new security legislation on Monday.

Abbott criticised the grand mufti on the Bolt Report last Sunday for suggesting it would be a political mistake to ban the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, saying his comments were “wrong-headed” and unhelpful.

Mohammed was interviewed on Friday for the online TV program, Spot Light, run by the Islamic production company OnePath Network.

Asked if he had any advice for the prime minister, the mufti said: “I respect the presence of Tony Abbott as a political leader of his party and I respect the Australian community’s choice in electing him.

“I personally elected him in the previous elections. But believe me, I will not repeat this mistake again,” he said.

“If there’s any advice to be given, then with my full respect to the Australian people in choosing him, and my full respect to his presence as prime minister … I would say: ‘Work in any field other than politics.’”

Tensions between the government and some Australian Muslim leaders have frayed over perceptions the prime minister’s latest push to widen security powers demonises their communities.

Nearly 100 Islamic clerics, activists and organisations released a petition on Thursday rejecting what they called “the Abbott government’s predictable use of Muslim affairs and the ‘terror threat’ to attempt to stabilise a fragile leadership and advance its own political agendas”.

“We unequivocally reject prime minister Abbott’s and his party members’ use of language that portrays Muslims and the Muslim community as a security threat,” the petition read.

“This narrative threatens social cohesion as it invites suspicion and ill-feeling from members of the broader community.”

Abbott will make a national security statement on Monday where he is expected to announce plans to strip dual citizens convicted of terror offences of their Australian citizenship.

He has also promised to “crack down on Hizb ut-Tahrir and others who nurture extremism in our suburbs”.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has about 300 members and campaigns to create an Islamic state. It has distanced itself from Isis and declared its opposition to violent political change.
The prime minister’s office has been contacted for comment.

Source: The Guardisn


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In a video recorded in his bed, Brand points out that the media treats the Copenhagen terrorist as a representative of Muslim culture at large, whereas the alleged Chapel Hill murderer, Craig Stephen Hicks, is labeled a “disturbed individual.”

“If we acknowledge that the Chapel Hill murders were a hate crime, then we have to examine our cultural climate,” Brand says from the comfort of his plush bed.

The actor also takes issue with the film American Sniper’s simplification of Middle Eastern society, as well as with the media's treatment of the three students murdered in Chapel Hill as Muslims first and Americans second.

Hicks was indicted on Monday by a grand jury on three counts of first-degree murder, and the FBI has opened a hate-crimes investigation. Brand thinks it’s ludicrous to argue that the triple murder was anything but a hate crime—and not, as some allege, a “parking dispute.”

"That’s convenient because there’s not a global ideology about parking spaces, is there?" Brand says. "We can't all get behind that. We can’t all send hashtags about parking spaces."



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VACANCY: Halal Certifier – Islamic Council of Qld


The Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ) is seeking an enthusiastic person to establish our halal certification services in the Brisbane and South East Qld region.





Key Facts

Job Type:         Permanent

Location:          Brisbane, multiple locations

Hours:              Approximately 38 to 40 hours per week

Salary:             Competitive Market Rates

Closing Date:   5pm on Friday, 27 February 2015

Key responsibilities & duties

1. Auditing and Inspection of existing certified outlets
2. Certification and Inspection of new customers seeking certification
3. Marketing and Promoting the newly formed ICQ Halal Directory and Advertising Services
4. Handling general queries from potential customers and building new relationships
5. Providing customer service and maintaining relationships with existing customers


Qualifications, skills and experience

1. No previous halal certification experience is necessary as you will be provided with training in that aspect.
2. We are seeking an enthusiastic person who is able to offer exceptional customer service to our new and existing customers. Applicants should be well organised and have good time management skills.
3. This is an opportunity to establish a new service offering and build a business. Your ability to promote the ICQ Halal Certification services (including the ICQ Halal Directory) to potential customers and the general public is a key selection criteria. Previous sales and marketing experience will be considered favourably but is not mandatory.
4. Applicants should also have a sound understanding of the commercial aspects of halal certification and awareness of the political sensitivities associated with halal certification.

Next Steps
If you wish to apply for the above role please submit a CV/Resume and a cover letter by email to icqnotices@gmail.com. Please insert "Halal Certifier Job Application" in the subject line.

If you have any queries in relation to the above role please also contact us by email at icqnotices@gmail.com.


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DATE: 20 February 2015






DATE: 20 February 2015

TOPIC: “Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) conduct towards his enemies”

IMAM: Mufti Junaid Akbar

AUDIO (MP3) LINK: http://www.masjidtaqwa.org.au/index.php/downloads/kuthba



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Asalaamu Alaikum

This is to inform you that due to bad weather and the police staff busy with weather related incidents our Open day which was scheduled for Sunday 22nd February has been postponed until further notice.

Please inform whoever you know about this postponement.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused




I have about 50 copies of 'A brief illustrated guide to understanding Islam' leftover from some dawah events a while ago. If anyone is interested in these, please contact me on 0411 443 671.


Dear CCN Readers,

I am a Masters student in the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University in Sweden. I would like to invite you to participate in research I am undertaking as part of my studies.

My research project, with the title “A qualitative case study of the impact of counter-terrorism measures on young Muslims in Australia”, attempts to explore the experiences and perceptions of young Muslims in Brisbane of the impact of counter-terrorism measures (on themselves and their communities).


The research thesis also seeks to investigate young Muslims' understanding of citizenship in the context of contemporary Australian counter-terrorism strategies. Considering the political climate we now live in both globally and nationally, I believe that highlighting the Muslim experience and perspective of counter-terrorism laws and practices, is very important.


This standpoint has traditionally been neglected, but my intent is to contribute to my research community by giving voice to the people, potentially, most affected by counter-terrorism laws and politics.

The participants I am searching for would be both men and women between 18 and 29 years old. If you would like to participate in this small-scale study you can find out all the details here.

Thank you!
Anna Messa

As Salaamu Alaykum,

I am after an in home tutor, for my daughter, a current Yr 5 student please. Subjects to cover: Math and English. Based in Kuraby. New grads or students studying teaching are welcome to contact me. Please email for further information to nightqueen008@hotmail.com.



 Open letter to Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz


Saudi Arabia should curb Wahhabi ideology to alleviate human suffering in the Muslim world


Dear King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz,


I am a 52-year-old Malaysian-born Muslim. I was raised in a harmonious interracial and interfaith society that accepted and respected other religious practices. The existence of different faith groups was viewed simply as different ways of connecting to the same God. Saudi Arabia started exporting its Wahhabi ideology in the 1970s, and it spread around the world, turning existing interpretations of Islam into one that is dogmatic and violent.

The result is a nearly unrecognizable form of Islam. It appears to get worse by the day. Murders, suicide bombings, sectarianism and religious hatemongering have become commonplace. We cannot continue on this path of religious-based mayhem in the name of Islam. The Muslim world needs a change. You are in the best position to take us out of this misery.

As a child, I remember celebrating Mawlid — the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday — with uplifting songs, prayers and even a parade. Now it is taboo to observe Mawlid even in America, and adherents to the Wahhabi brand of Islam would rather emphasize his death. The same clerics tell us we cannot critically engage with the Quran or use our God-given right to think in order to reconcile the contradictions that exist between the Quran and hadith, the collection of record of the prophet’s sayings that serve as a source of religious and moral guidance.

When I was growing up, weddings and community events were colorful and featured music and dance, without segregating the sexes. This is no longer the case in many Muslim communities. Music, dance and unsegregated gatherings are deemed haram, or forbidden. Artistic expressions must be Sharia-compliant, meaning no depiction of humans or animals.

The Quran liberated women from subhuman status, gave us rights to choose whom to marry, to work, to be in leadership positions and to ultimately live in full dignity. And yet in 2015, Wahhabi imams have relegated women to subhuman status by allowing husbands to cane their wives into obedience and promoting a version of Sharia that permits forced and child marriages and condones honor killings. Women have become sexual objects through forced veiling, which makes our voices, skin, hair and faces off limits, and even a handshake is deemed a potentially arousing sexual experience.


There is nothing Islamic about the way many countries in the Muslim world are run today.

How is this Wahhabi chokehold different from the practice of burying daughters alive?

Our society is increasingly looking like the age of jahiliyya, or ignorance that preceded the birth of Islam. You have the power to change that by lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, abolishing the male guardian system, granting full voting rights for women and promoting equality in all spheres of life for all people. This would deflate the theological foundation of the criminal beliefs of the ISILs, Talibans and the Boko Harams of the world.

There are many reform-minded Saudi men and women whom you should include in discussion rather than imprison them. This will have a profound effect on millions of women and men in the Muslim world and beyond.

Enough with the vilifying of minority sects and non-Muslims. You should sit down with the supreme leader of Iran and sign a covenant of peace till the end of time.

The divisive sectarianism and ideology of Islamic Sunni supremacy is sickening. We are tired of the infighting, the dehumanizing of “the other” at the minbar (mosque pulpit), the talk of takfir (excommunicating of fellow Muslims) and the slaughter of “the other” by assuming a God-like role as the judge and the punisher. There were no Sunni, Shia or other sects during Muhammad’s time, but there were believers of many faiths, nonbelievers and even pagans, all residing in dignity in your country — protected by the prophet.

The Quran teaches us all people are equal in the eyes of God: “We have created you men and women, into nations and tribes for you to learn from each other. Surely, the most honorable among you in the sight of God is the most righteous.” (Quran 49:13). Imagine a Saudi Arabia where all people can come together to exchange ideas freely and share in our humanity.

The Muslim world remains corrupted by power and money, the very dynamic Muhammad spoke against. Imagine a Muslim world void of corruption and endowed with good governance. Such an environment would ensure that the ISILs and Saudi dissidents would not flourish. There is nothing Islamic about the way many countries in the Muslim world are run today.

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology is the root of all the ills in the Muslim world. You have the power to uproot it once and for all through your influence in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the hundreds and thousands of madrassas the kingdom funds. As host to millions from around the world during the annual hajj, the kingdom can send a message of change to Wahhabi-influenced ideologues.

We do not have a pope in Islam, but by adopting the official title of custodian of our two holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, you have assumed a unique position of influence to shift our Muslim world onto a positive path.

I recognize that my letter is an idealistic plea. After all, you are a king with all the earthly needs one can imagine and so powerful that you have Muslim and non-Muslim nations at your feet. But do what Muhammad did: Promote equality and a just system that benefits all people. That is the true meaning of the straight path we recite in al-Fatihah.

With deepest sincerity,

Ani Zonneveld

Founder and president, Muslims for Progressive Values

Ani Zonneveld is the founder and president of the Muslims for Progressive Values.

Source: Al Jazeera


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Norwegian Muslims will form a human shield around an Oslo synagogue   


OSLO: The headlines have been grim. Europe's Jews face "rising anti-Semitism"; in some countries, many are leaving in "record numbers." In separate incidents in recent months, gunmen have targeted Jews and Jewish institutions in Paris and Copenhagen. Even the Jewish dead have not been left in peace, with reports of graves being desecrated.

But the future of tolerance and multiculturalism in Europe is far from bleak. The bigotry on view has been carried out by a fringe minority, cast all the more in the shade by the huge peace marches and vigils that followed the deadly attacks. And some communities are trying to build solidarity in their home towns and cities.

One group of Muslims in Norway plans to form a "ring of peace" around a synagogue in Oslo on Saturday. On a Facebook page promoting the event, the group explained its motivations. Here's a translated version of the invite:

Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to. Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other. Muslims want to show that we deeply deplore all types of hatred of Jews, and that we are there to support them. We will therefore create a human ring around the synagogue on Saturday 21 February. Encourage everyone to come!

According to the Times of Israel, Ervin Kohn, a leader of Oslo's small Jewish community, had agreed to allowing the event on the condition that more than 30 people show up — a small gathering would make the effort look "counter-productive," Kohn said. Close to 1,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they will attend.

"We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening," 17-year-old event organizer Hajrad Arshad said in an interview with Norwegian television.

"If someone wants to attack the synagogue, they need to step over us first," posted another of the event's organizers on Facebook.

Source: Washington Post

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A Positive Story About Muslims and an Example for All of Us 



MYANMAR: In 1937 the Muslim Free Hospital was established in Rangon, Burma. It was created by a group of Muslim leaders to care for the poor of Rangoon that had no other access to medical care. The initial investment came entirely from Muslims.

In 1937 the Muslim Free Hospital was established in Rangon, Burma. It was created by a group of Muslim leaders to care for the poor of Rangoon that had no other access to medical care. The initial investment came entirely from Muslims.

The Muslim Free Hospital still exists and is still funded by the donations of Muslims of Myanmar. Burma received a name change in 1988 and is now called Myanmar. Rangoon received a name change and is now called Yangon. However, the mission of the Muslim Free Hospital has not changed.

From to the beginning the hospital did not discriminate on the basis of religion, ethnic group, or income. The Muslims of Myanmar have been and still are paying for the medical care of poor Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, or member of any religion.

Mr. Moosa Madan- Grandson of the founder of the Muslim Free Hospital and current President of the Board of Directors. A businessman in Yan

It is particularly remarkable that this is occurring in Myanmar. Muslims are a minority in Myanmar, about 4% of the population. Many Muslims in Myanmar live in fear. Violence against peaceful Muslims is on the increase. Militant Buddhist monks openly incite violence against Muslims.


In parts of Myanmar businesses and homes are burned. Muslims are killed. Buddhist monks openly ask all Muslims to leave their country and call them animals. A 2013 Time Magazine article describes the terror being created by a Buddhist monk in Mandalay. Since that article the situation continues to worsen.

Yet, the Muslim Free Hospital continues to offer care for the Buddhist majority free of charge without complaint. The Muslim Free Hospital has no political agenda.

This tolerance of religious diversity is also displayed in the employees of the Muslim Free Hospital. Muslim, Buddhist, and Christian doctors and nurses all work together with respect.

The quantity and quality of care given with the hospital's limited resources would be unimaginable in the United States. Muslims in Myanmar donate $400,000 a year. If the patients have money they pay what they can. If they have no money they pay nothing.

The outpatient clinics care for 450 outpatients a day. The hospital has 160 beds. In the year 2000, a year for which there are statistics, there were approximately 6000 cared for as inpatients. The hospital has medical, surgical, maternity, and a special unit for eye patients. Currently an average of 220 deliveries occur a month. The hospital has x-ray facilities, pharmacy, ultrasound unit, and operating rooms.

There are a total of 45 doctors working and donating time to the hospital.


Huffington Post


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Texas, USA: After Chapel Hill, the conversation American Muslims need to have

Students take part in a Texas Muslim Capitol Day rally at the Texas Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas.  


A quiet debate is underway among American Muslims about how to reclaim our faith and affirm our love of the prophet. “Je suis Charlie” may have spread across social media following the massacre at the offices of the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. But to many Muslims, “Je suis Muhammad” was the truer response.

Answers can be found in the teachings of our prophet. Muslims strive to model their lives after the man they consider “mercy to mankind.” Muslims love Muhammad , as they love other prophets, and cannot help but feel hurt when he is insulted or slandered.

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there has been a steady increase in the negative perception of Muslims. A Pew poll last year concluded that Muslims were perceived more “coldly” by the general public than any other religious group. Notably, however, the poll also showed that people who know Muslims tended to have a “warmer” attitude toward them.

That is why it’s such a problem whenever American Muslims are portrayed by the media and pop culture as “others,” not unlike how Catholic, Jewish or Japanese Americans have been viewed at points of our history. Today, this attitude is particularly dangerous because it coincides with an increase in threats and attacks against Muslims and Islamic places of worship in both the United States and Europe. We don’t yet have a full understanding of why three young Muslims were murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C., this week, but it is understandable why so many fear this terrible crime was at least partly motivated by anti-Muslim feeling.
Fortunately, to address such views we only have to talk more openly about what our faith teaches us.

In her book “Muhammad, A Prophet for Our Time,” the British scholar Karen Armstrong explained the shallow Western understanding of the Muslim prophet, and his followers, and presented a counternarrative based on his biography. “Muhammad was not a man of violence,” she wrote. “Muhammad had been distinguished in his selfless treatment of the people around him.”


The Washington Post


Opinion by Mohammed Zaher Sahloul, past president of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.


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Indiana Man, Drank 45 Beers, Got 'Riled Up' By Fox News Before Mosque Arson



INDIANA, US: An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told the judge that, prior to the arson, he had been "riled up" watching Fox News.

On Sept. 30, Randolph Linn of St. Joseph, Ind., tried to burn down the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, The Plain Dealer previously reported. It was reported that he attempted to burn down the mosque in retaliation for attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and for Muslims getting a "free pass" in the U.S. While being booked in jail, Linn reportedly said, "F**k those Muslims."

In court on Wednesday, Linn plead guilty to the arson charge. He said that he had gotten "riled up" watching Fox News, according to the Sentinel-Tribune, and drank 45 beers in seven hours before heading to the mosque. Linn started a fire in the prayer room, northwestohio.com reported.

“Every day you turn on the TV, you see Muslims trying to kill Americans,” he said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. When asked whether he thinks all Muslims are terrorists, Linn reportedly responded, “I’d say most of them are.”

Linn's viewpoints upset some in attendance at the court hearing on Wednesday.


“And I was more sad when Judge [Jack] Zouhary asked him that, ‘Do you know any Muslims or do you know what Islam is?’” a member of the mosque told WNWO after the hearing. “And he said, ‘No, I only know what I hear on Fox News and what I hear on radio.’”

Linn plead guilty to intentionally defacing, damaging and destroying religious real property because of the religious character of that property; using fire to commit a felony; and using and carrying a firearm to commit a crime of violence, the Albany Tribune reported. He likely faces 20 years in prison.

“The freedom to worship in the manner of one’s choosing is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans,” Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division told the Albany Tribune. “The Department of Justice and the Civil Rights Division will continue to aggressively prosecute hate-based attacks on houses of worship. I commend the cooperative efforts of local and federal law enforcement officials to ensure justice in this case.”
Source: Huffington Post


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Indian Muslims weigh their options as Hindu right gains prominence


One of the over 160 million Muslims in India  


INDIA: As President Obama celebrates India’s Republic Day on January 26, he will be visiting the largest democracy in the world and one that has more than 160 million Muslim citizens. That’s roughly half the population of the US.

Multicultural India, home to the third largest population of Muslims in the world, has a rich tradition of peaceful coexistence among its various communities.

It has also, however, witnessed bouts of caste and communal violence – the worst of which occurred during the country’s independence and partition in 1947.

Since May, the country’s prime minister (and President Obama’s host) has been Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist. The question is what this means for India’s Muslims.

Rise of Hindu Nationalists

Since the rise of Hindu nationalists in Indian politics, from 1980s onwards, the country has had its share of Muslim/Hindu tension. Hindu ascendency in governance has been marked by a parallel increase in anti-Muslim rhetoric and alienating policies.

The Hindu nationalists have consistently accused the previous secular governments of appeasing the Muslims for electoral benefit; this, despite the fact that the latter regularly face discrimination and score low on many socio-economic and education indicators.

Secular parties in India historically offered Muslims security in the face of riots. But they did not do much to improve the economic condition of the Muslims. Party leaders and the members of their respective castes enjoyed expanded access to state resources and power while the Muslims continued to be marginalized.

Divisive Agenda

In the run up to the 2014 elections, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, promoted economic development as its main agenda.

But there was a divisive subtext running throughout the campaign – caste and community. Appeals were made to voters evoking their Hindu identity against the backdrop of riots in populous states like Uttar Pradesh. The rioting is usually prompted by seemingly minor issues like a minor traffic accident or alleged harrasment of girls of one community by men of another community. The 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar which led to several deaths and internal displacement of thousands were the result of one such incident. Historically, it has been been observed that riots are not spontaneous but a result of well oiled “institutionalized riot systems” which are activated during intense electoral competition.

Voter polarization on religious and caste lines is very much in evidence elsewhere too.
Since assuming office Prime Minister Narendra Modi made some initial positive comments about Muslims, indicating an attempt towards rapprochement. In an interview with CNN he said: “Indian Muslims will live for India and die for India. Al Qaeda is delusional to think Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes.”


Modi after landslide victory  

His Home Minister further affirmed that sentiment asserting that only a handful of Indian Muslims have been attracted to the lure of international terrorist organizations like ISIS.

Influence of extremists

Modi also called for a ten year “moratorium” on all forms of discrimination and conflict based on caste, religion, and regional identities. But he has been reluctant to rein in the powerful section of his party’s leadership and cadre which continues to indulge in hateful rhetoric targeting Muslims and Christians.

The rhetoric and actions of BJP affiliated cultural and militant organizations like the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Bajrang Dal,Vishwa Hindu Parishad and others have been even more shrill.

His reluctance can be attributed to the fact that the rabble rousing section of his party and their affiliated organizations played an instrumental role in the BJP’s electoral success. And more importantly he is himself a product of the RSS.


Members of RSS, the Hindu National Volunteer Organization  

His refusal to punish the offenders has emboldened them enough to create one controversy after another. They have been trying to stoke fears in the majority Hindu population by claiming that Muslims, who account for only 14.2 of the population, will soon overtake them (which is statistically impossible).

Narendra Modi’s record on the policy front has also been a disappointment.

His government has taken several measures to cast important state institutions in the right wing Hindu mold. This includes the appointment of RSS affiliated men to key ministries and departments. Their attempts to change the school curriculum to conform to Hindu supremacist worldview has been roundly condemned.

Muslim options

Modi has not, in my view, made any attempts to initiate a genuine dialogue with the Muslim community. This is necessary if he is to come out of the shadows of the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat when he was the chief minister.

Even though the Supreme Court had cleared him of involvement many questions remain about his lack of determination in controlling that violence.

His actions so far do not inspire confidence among the Muslims. His Minority Affairs Minister, for instance, refused to acknowledge Muslims as a minority, indicating that there is no need for any special provisions to be carved out for them.

In the light of a majority Hindu upswing, Indian Muslims stand at a crossroads. How to engage with the Modi government? While some Muslims advocate limited engagement others call for a wholehearted embrace.

The fact is that the secular alternatives to the BJP are in a state of decline and disarray.

The Indian National Congress, which has been the main recipient of Muslim votes for the longest period of time, is sulking as it faces a crisis of leadership and direction. The Communist parties and the regional parties have yet to emerge from their electoral defeat and are struggling to present themselves as a viable alternative.

A third way would be that of a national Muslim party.

So far the Muslim parties have had only regional influence. The surge in popularity of the All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) across the country indicates a new moment in Indian Muslim politics. It is too early, however, to predict its success at the national level.

Regardless of the options, it will ultimately be Narendra Modi government’s call on how it responds to Indian Muslim anxieties, demands and aspirations. India’s success and strength will be enhanced if its Muslim population is empowered. As Gandhi said,“a nation is known by the way it treats its minorities." The Modi government’s Ministry of Minority Affairs ran full page ads in newspapers with the above quote on December 18th which is celebrated as the ‘Minorities Rights Day.’ It also mentioned its commitment to ‘education and economic empowerment.’ But so far it has little to show.

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Q: Dear Kareema, I’ve been pushing my body really hard for the last 3 months trying to shift weight and get stronger. I’m feeling a little run down and was wondering if you have any advice as I don’t want to stop exercising but my body is telling me to change something..

A: Good on you for listening to your body.


Make time to recover between workouts by giving yourself permission to relax. You actually become fitter between workouts – this is the time your body repairs (builds) muscle.

So ensure you schedule some much needed R & R into your workout routine.

Try active recovery – light cardio, a restorative yoga class, or just a walk in the park, to keep moving and to keep muscles from getting stiff.

Take a day or two off – Your need at least one no-exercise day each week. Your body needs time to repair and recover for all the tough sessions ahead.

Take care and N-JOY!




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KB says:  This makes for a great hors d'oeuvre or as a side dish, and ingredients like ground and slivered almonds turn it into somewhat of an exotic dish.
This recipe was inspired by Mariam Mahomedy.

Chicken Kiev with Almonds





4 Chicken Fillets
¼ cup oil
3 Tab. Lemon juice
2 Tab. Ground almonds
¼ bunch dhania/ coriander leaves
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. green chillies
1 tsp. crushed cumin
½ tsp. ginger garlic mix
¼ cup yoghurt
1 tab slivered almonds


1. Liquidise the oil, lemon juice, ground almonds and coriander leaves together.
2. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of butter.
3. Cut the fillets in slices (like a schnitzel) and flatten with a mallet
4. Marinate chicken fillet for a few hours.
5. Place a piece of butter in the middle of each fillet, roll and secure ends with a tooth pick.
6. Place in a pot which has a few blobs of butter and cook until the chicken is done.
7. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and sauté for a minute.
8. Remove toothpicks and garnish with fresh coriander.
9. It is best served hot.

For a healthier option, coconut oil could be substituted for butter.

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Jallaludin's wife is standing and looking in the bedroom mirror.


She was not happy with what she saw and said to her husband,'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to give me a compliment.'

Jallaludin replied, 'Your eyesight's perfect.'

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