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2014-04-30 09:49:38

Friday will mark the third anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s assassination, a day when U.S. President Barack Obama famously stated “Justice has been done.” But has it? A new study from a team of social psychology researchers led by Mario Gollwitzer of Philipps University of Marburg, has questioned whether this instance of vicarious revenge led to feelings of satisfaction and reestablished justice within the American public, including whether bin Laden’s assassination ignited craving...

2014-04-28 12:27:29

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahlulbayt Organization (http://www.shia.es) is a registered non-profit organisation that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers [http://itresearches.com/about-us ] in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi'a School of Thought in particular due to the...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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