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2014-04-23 04:21:19

KUWAIT CITY, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With viewership at its annual peak during Ramadan, Alwatan's celebrity packed line up of programs is a "must" for media buyers in the region Alwatan will launch their Ramadan schedule on the 27th of April at the Salwa Ballroom in Kuwait at 8:30pm, unveiling their 13 new programs featuring stars such as Elham Al Fadala, Haya Abdulsalam, Dawood Hussien, Mays Hamdan, Bashar Al-Shatti, Fatma Al Safi, Zahra Al Kharji, Khalid Amin,...

2014-03-22 00:21:39

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) tonight welcomed the decision by ABC Family channel to cancel plans to produce a pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia." According to Variety: "Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's 'Alice in Arabia' and requested a...

2014-03-19 16:22:17

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Los Angeles-Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) said today that it has asked ABC Family Channel to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss concerns about potential stereotyping in the pilot for a new series called "Alice in Arabia." [NOTE: Also today, CAIR's Minnesota chapter condemned a Nazi-themed party held at a Minneapolis restaurant. SEE:...

2014-03-12 20:23:50

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten* major national American Muslim organizations held a news conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to announce the formation of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society. [SEE: http://uscmo.org/ ] The new national council's first priority will be to build...

2014-02-25 08:21:06

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HEARING, PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON THE INDEPENDENCE AVENUE EXIT OF RAYBURN BUILDING WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of speculation, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced that the hearing for the 30 U.S. Navy SEALs and other special ops who suspiciously died in a helicopter shoot-down in Afghanistan on a mission called Extortion 17 will take place February 27, 2014. The Committee has named the hearing "Afghanistan:...

2014-01-23 08:26:53

Jon Hamm, Michelle Williams, Paul Rudd, Keri Russell, Bill Hader, Rosario Dawson, Salman Rushdie & Others Unite to Raise Funds NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of actor/filmmaker Adrienne Shelly (Waitress), launched its 7(th) annual Celebrity Auction today with support from prominent celebrities across the entertainment, literary, sports, business and political arenas. The auction is open to bidders...

2014-01-22 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an updated Pentagon policy on religious accommodation for military personnel. The updated policy, effective today, changes rules governing religious accommodations that include beards, turbans and other religious symbols. Under the new policy, the military will make every effort to accommodate...

2014-01-22 10:40:24

British Muslims with diabetes may avoid attending GP surgeries to discuss fasting during the holy month of Ramadan with potentially serious consequences for their future health, new research by the universities of Manchester and Keele shows British Muslims with diabetes may avoid attending GP surgeries to discuss fasting during the holy month of Ramadan – with potentially serious consequences for their future health, new research by the universities of Manchester and Keele shows. The...

2013-12-05 23:31:09

The Sajda Company brings new products to the Muslim community. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 During this past Ramadan, parents would bring their children to the Shirley Gate Mosque in Fairfax, Virginia to observe "Taraweeh" night-prayers. A group of children would gather around the Sajda Salah Mats which were selling at the mosque. The children were enamored by the colorful Sajda Salah Mats and how cushy it felt touching it. They would call their parents over...

2013-12-04 16:24:40

Ricciardi enlightens readers concerning the Islam religion, corrects fatal mistruths MAITLAND, Fla., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In his new book, Islam vs. Christianity; Muhammad vs. Jesus Christ; Darkness vs. Light: Satan vs. God; Hate vs. Love; Male vs. Female ($19.49, paperback, 9781628396003; $9.99, e-book, 9781628396010) Robert H. Ricciardi's primarily focus is to show his own caring love for every Muslim. The secondary focus of this book is to highlight the vast...