• A little bit about me

    I have been an Imam and teacher in Jamaica, West Indies; Los Angeles; Toronto, Canada and Cape Town, South Africa. Over the past four decades, I’ve visited over 61 countries around the world and have spoken to tens of thousands of people. I’ve spoken...

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  • Urgent request: Support completion of Iqaluit masj...

    Asslamu Alaikum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakatuh, Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Supporters, This is an urgent appeal. Please help the completion of the Iqaluit masjid by donating now or sharing this post to those who can. The Masjid is under construction...

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  • New Direction for the New Year

    All praises are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and may His choicest peace and blessings be constantly showered upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, forever. With the new Islamic year of 1435 A.H. upon, we need to take some time to reflect on the past,...

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  • Agreeing to Disagree in a World of Conflict and Ch...

    Finding Space for Pluralism and Religious Freedom in the 21st Century As an African American with ties to the First Nation Mohawk people of northeast America, travelling across the globe and interacting with people of different nationalities, religious...

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  • Reviving Islam in the 21st Century

    One of the most pressing issues facing the Ummah today is the need for a revival of the true spirit of Islam. This revival needs to take place both on a societal level and within the  individual. This lecture series focuses on the areas which are in...

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  • Muslim Spain’s Legacy

    In the year 1000 A.D, Cordoba, Spain (formerly known as Al-Andalus) was the largest city on earth. It contained hundreds of libraries, schools and universities. Scholars from Europe, Africa and the Middle East flocked to this enlightened center of civilization...

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  • Do Muslims have equal rights?

    By John Esposito, Founding director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies In recent weeks, Republican politics and attempts across...

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Ramzy Baroud: Somalia: What the Media Failed to Report

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Ramzy Baroud: Somalia: What the Media Failed to Report

Our informed support is essential now because the Somali people have suffered enough. Their plight is urgent and it deserves a much deeper understanding, alongside immediate attention.

By Ramzy Baroud

The people of Somalia are enduring yet another round of suffering as Ethiopian forces wreck havoc in the capital, Mogadishu. Apparently in response to an attack on one of its units, and the dragging of a soldier’s mutilated body through the city’s streets, an Ethiopian mortar reportedly exploded in Mogadishu’s Bakara market on November 9, killing eight civilians. A number of Somalis were also found dead the following day, some believed to have been rounded up by Ethiopian forces the night before.

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