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Coca-Cola celebrates Ramadan
Company observes Muslim holiday with star, crescent design on cans

Posted: August 19, 2008 10:35 PM Eastern

Coca-Cola plans to celebrate Ramadan this year by decorating cans with a crescent moon and star – a widely recognized Islamic symbol.

The moon and star can be found on at least 11 flags of Muslim countries, and now it will be featured on packaging in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Morocco, Tunisia and other Islamic countries during the Sept. 1-30 Muslim holiday, blogger Bob McCartney reported.

Pajamas Media

August 18, 2008

Muslim Marriage Contracts: Equality or PR Stunt?
Yet another attempt to make Sharia law more palatable to Britons.

by Mary Jackson

The quest for a reformed Islam is a triumph of hope over experience. The experience is fourteen hundred years of violent conquest, killing of unbelievers, subjugation of women, slavery, and stagnation. The hope? Right now it’s a British think tank called the Muslim Institute. From the Telegraph:

Muslim women are to be guaranteed equal rights in marriage under a new wedding contract negotiated by leading Islamic organizations and clerics in Britain.

Hailed as the biggest change in Sharia law in Britain for 100 years, a married Muslim couple will now have equal rights. A husband will have to waive his right to polygamy, allowed under Islamic law, in the new contract which has been described as “revolutionary.”
Source: Frankfort Station (IL)

Ruff responds to AIA press conference

by Joe Hillenmeyer

August 17, 2008

Click here to view in full the e-mail sent by Paul Ruff

In an exclusive interview with Mokena Messenger and Frankfort Station staff, on Friday, Aug. 15, Frankfort Township Assessor Paul Ruff, along with deputy assessor Kevin Burns addressed accusations that Ruff forwarded an anti-Muslim e-mail to people in the Mokena and Frankfort areas.
Family Security Matters
August 19, 2008

Textbook Lies about Islam

Gilbert T. Sewall

Islam is one of the most important issues of our time, but you wouldn't know it from reading a high school textbook. What students learn makes it almost impossible to understand Islam in history or the world today, much less what fuels Islam's challenge to peace and international security.
A review of leading textbooks used in New York City and nationwide reveals they deliberately misrepresent Islamic history, jihad, Islamic law (sharia), global terrorism, and more.

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