Recent news according to Almasryalyoum, reports that an Egyptian court has denied Hosni Mubarak from access to his personal bank accounts. Pardon my French but “what the fatwa!?” This begs the question, what does the Mubarak family survive on? Do they have to apply for food stamps? Furthermore, how much does he exactly have in the bank? Regardless of what it is, it doesn’t help his tyrannical image.
Muslim Americans are in the middle of a fierce debate for their identities. Among the issues of concern include dietary needs, which Adnan Durrani has recognized.; Serving as the Chief Halal Officer for his new product, Saffron Road, an upscale halal product, Durrani is excited about tapping into the natural food movement in the Muslim American community. elan was excited to talk to Durrani, a successful entrepreneur in the non-alcoholic food and beverage category.
The State of Kuwait recently launched a fully armed and dangerous female platoon of police officers on the Kuwaiti public. Clad with spiffy uniforms, berets and side arms that would make even CSI Miami’s Horatio Caine smile with pride, the sixty-strong female police squad is taking no prisoners… er unless they have to.
Mabe founded Hewar Social Communications, a digital marketing and public relations company. Constantly studying trends in the Middle Eastern and Muslim markets, Lisa is a pro at what makes our community tick. elan got a chance to sit down and pick her brain about what Hewar excels at and what Lisa’s predictions are for our niche market in the near future.Read More
In 2009 I went homeless in the first week of March, but it was nothing compared to doing my summer homeless project this year. Even though my homeless experience last year was in the middle of the winter and I slept in the subway stations and trains, my journey this year was much more difficult because I was sleeping outside in the street on a card board box every night. I was fasting during the day with very little energy and I was face to face with homeless people because of course the homeless are much more visible during the summer. It was a more “real” experience this year.
For the first time in the history of NASA, foreign interns are taking part in a research program to develop new technologies for the benefit of space and mankind. Hailing from the UAE, researchers Shamma al-Qassim, Rajab Hamad and Hazza Bani Malek are all active participants at the renowned Ames Research Center in Northern California.Read More
You know what occurred to me after this whole erroneously labeled and maliciously contrived “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy started gaining traction? Pretty much everyone in America hates us! It’s true! Well, not everyone. Thankfully, some of those people are Jon Stewart and his staff at The Daily Show.
Pakistan is currently suffering from the worst flooding in their country’s history, as 3 million people have been affected and 1,400 people have been killed. According to reports from the United Nations, there are currently around 27,000 people still trapped by floodwaters and in need of aid. Additionally, the World Food Programme estimated that 1.8 million people whose homes have been destroyed are in need of food aid.