The negative image of Islam

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from The Washington Times Robert Crane, a former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain who converted to Shi’ite Islam and leads the Center for Understanding Islam in Somerset, N.J., said Shi’ites should lobby in Congress, found a top-notch Islamic university in North America and take part in Washington think tanks that help draft legislation. The above passage appeared in a report by the Washington Times of a gathering of Shi’a Muslims in Washington to address the negative image …

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Instruments of torture… and their cure!

The BBC reports that American interrogators of the Iraqi prisoners of war are being bombarded with heavy metal songs as well as The theme tune from the US children’s programme Sesame Street and songs from the purple singing dinosaur Barney. That is dirty. I think I can stand heavy metal, sleep deprevation and other forms of torture, after all I have been tought by Tom Sharpe‘s Mr. Wilt. Oh I will break in time, but I …

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Americans are immoral

Why should Americans be worried about the image we are projecting to young people overseas? from cbn news People invariably associate the US and Americans with what they see on TV and the movie screens. The article referred to above is attempting to find out why these movies are “the fuel of terrorist hatred” where many teenagers in countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Korea, Lebanon, India among others directly associate the people of the United States …

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Now read this…

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from Ahmedabad Newsline First textile industrialist Mohommad Saleem had a close shave when men belonging to the Anees Ibrahim gang opened fire near his residence. Then, Pankaj Agarwal of Prafful Sarees received threatening calls from underworld gangster Fazal-Ur-Rehman to settle the payment due to actress Shilpa Shetty. Bankim Desai, owner of Rangoli Dyeing and Printing Mills, received extortion calls from Saleem Kolsawala, a gangster with links to a Bahrain-based gang, an offshoot of the D-Company. He …

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