At first I was a bit skeptical about this event since it seemed like a group of people trying to make money off Muslims, but a good friend of mine called me to clarify explaining who these guys are behind this and he said it can prove useful in the long run.
A WOMAN who won over £1.9 million ($3.67 million) as a teenager says she never should have been allowed to spend her fortune at such a young age.
Callie Rogers, 22, won the lottery when she was 16 years old and proceeded to go on a “never-ending spending spree”, News Of The World reports.
The second-youngest British person to win lotto spent the money on booze, two boob jobs and almost $500,000 of cocaine.
About $400,000 was spent on a family holiday while a large amount was also spent on a string on boyfriends.
When she won the million-dollar prize, she was earning almost $7 as a shelf stacker for her local supermarket. Now she lives at home with her mum.
“I honestly wish I’d never won the lottery money – and knowing what I know now I should have just given it all back to them,” Ms Rogers told News Of The World.
Read more here.
SubhanAllah! She made it big but yet it was taken all away from her within a short period of time. Now she wishes she never even won the money.
Yeah the title is an exaggeration, but you know it’s true!
Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan
As Ramadan begins, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the particular importance of charitable giving throughout the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in America and around the world. Charitable giving is a fundamental characteristic of many faiths, and zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a sacred obligation for Muslims.
Treasury underscores its support for the important work of the charitable sector in providing essential services to those in need, both at home and abroad. Treasury remains committed to strengthening its engagement with the donor community and the charitable sector to support their efforts while at the same time, safeguarding charities from abuse by terrorist organizations. In recent years, the charitable sector has taken significant steps to promote transparency and to guard against such abuse.
We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the charitable sector and the donor community to further advance our shared objective of protecting legitimate charitable activity.
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This video was inspired by an email forward.
With the state Legislature still embroiled in a fight over how to close a $26-billion budget deficit, the California government is expected to issue nearly $3 billion worth of interest-bearing IOUs this month.
Starting today, major banks such as Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Union Bank of California will stop accepting the IOUs, also called registered warrants. Hoping to pressure the state to settle on a budget, the banks rejected state Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s requests to continue redeeming the IOUs for their full value in cash.
The administration’s request for $2.55 billion in security assistance for Israel in 2009 represents the first year of a 10-year U.S.-Israel security agreement to help the Jewish state face increasing threats.
Source (PDF from AIPAC)
My point of sharing this comparison is that the money going to Israel can be used to help America whether it is healthcare, creating new jobs or paying out the federal or states debt.
By Lorenzo Totaro
March 4 (Bloomberg) — The Vatican said banks should look at the rules of Islamic finance to restore confidence amongst their clients at a time of global economic crisis.
“The ethical principles on which Islamic finance is based may bring banks closer to their clients and to the true spirit which should mark every financial service,” the Vatican’s official newspaper Osservatore Romano said in an article in its latest issue late yesterday.
Author Loretta Napoleoni and Abaxbank Spa fixed income strategist, Claudia Segre, say in the article that “Western banks could use tools such as the Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, as collateral”. Sukuk may be used to fund the “‘car industry or the next Olympic Games in London,” they say.
Pope Benedict XVI in an Oct. 7 speech reflected on crashing financial markets saying that “money vanishes, it is nothing” and concluded that “the only solid reality is the word of God.” The Vatican has been paying attention to the global financial meltdown and ran articles in its official newspaper that criticize the free-market model for having “grown too much and badly in the past two decades.”
The Osservatore’s editor, Giovanni Maria Vian, said that “the great religions have always had a common attention to the human dimension of the economy,” Corriere della Sera reported today.
To contact the reporter on this story: Lorenzo Totaro in Rome at firstname.lastname@example.org
I find this interesting that we don’t see or hear anything about the people who are protesting in France, Iceland, Latvia, Bulgaria, Greece, Russia and other places in the world but when their are Muslim protests it is shown on the American mainstream media. Muslims aren’t the only ones that get violent during protests.
Farmers say much of their produce is being held in warehouses due to canceled orders, and fear a sharp decrease in fruit exports to countries such as Jordan, Britain, and the Scandinavian countries.
“We export persimmons, and because of the fighting a number of countries and distributors are canceling orders,” Giora Almagor, of the southern town of Bitzaron, told Ynet. He said some of the produce had already been shipped while some was awaiting shipment in warehouses.
Almagor said a large number of cancellations came from Jordan. “The produce stays packed in warehouses, and this is causing us massive losses,” he said.
“The longer the fruit waits in storage after sorting, the more its quality decreases. We also have to pay for cooling the merchandise that should have already left, and the cost in considerable,” he added.
Ilan Eshel, director of the Organization of Fruit Growers in Israel, said Scandinavian countries have also been canceling orders. “It’s mostly Sweden, Norway, and Denmark,” he said. “In Scandinavia the tendency is general, and it may come to include all of the chains.”
Even Denmark is supporting the Palestinians and many Muslims (including myself) were hating on them. See how Allah (swt) works. Remember sahabahs who were anti Islam but then became super pro-Islam. We need to act with more hikmah in the future when Islam is attacked, because we never know down the future they may join our side.
Why is even Jordan doing business with Israeli farmers? Wow.
Source: ynet News
I give the Zionists mad props for pulling this one:
The Bureau is charged with administering and enforcing the Antiboycott Laws under the Export Administration Act. Those laws discourage, and in some circumstances, prohibit U.S. companies from furthering or supporting the boycott of Israel sponsored by the Arab League, and certain Moslem countries, including complying with certain requests for information designed to verify compliance with the boycott. Compliance with such requests may be prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and may be reportable to the Bureau.
I thought America supported a “free market” system. Why don’t they make a law prohibting American companies from building factories overseas in order to take advantage of cheap labor causing many Americans to go job less. I don’t think George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or John Adams would be proud of America now.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
إخوتى الكرام في الإسلام
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
خادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك عبد الله بن عبد العزيز، أحييكم بتحية السلام والبركة داعيا الله عزوجل لكم بتمام الصحة والايمان والهداية إلى الصراط المستقيم. آمين
إن الاحوال التي يمر بها إخواننا في فلسطين لا تخفى عليكم و باعتبارالمملكة الدولة الأقوى والأكثر تأثيرا في العالم الاسلامي فإنني أهيب بكم أن يتم اتخاذ الإجراءات السريعة بوقف جميع صادراتكم إلى أن تتوقف اسرائيل عن هياجها وقمعها وظلمها وقتلها للابرياء في غزه. أوقفوا جميع الصادرات حتى يتمكن اخواننا الفلسطينيين من تلقي الدواء والغذاء والمساعدات الإنسانية. أوقفوا جميع الصادرات حتى تتوصل إسرائيل وفلسطين إلى نتيجة سلمية بحيث يستطيع الطرفان العيش بسلام دائم
لقد منّ الله على المملكة العربية السعودية بنفط وفير لسنوات عديدة. هذا النفط يستخدم في عديد من جوانب الاقتصاد في جميع البلدان في العالم وبدونه يشل الاقتصاد . كل شيء من السفر الجوي إلى الأرضي الى إنتاج البلاستيك إلى تغليف الأغذية يتوقف مع ايقاف النفط . هذه هي فرصتكم لاستخدامه ضد أولئك الذين مارسوا الظلم على الأمة الإسلامية. هذا السلاح الاقتصادي أقوى من اي سلاح نووي وأي مدفع وأي صاروخ
وإني أدعو الله أن يوفق قادة المملكة العربية السعودية في التصدي ضد الأنظمة الظالمة و قطع جميع الصادرات حتى تتوقف اسرائيل عن سياستها القمعية .
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته،،
إبن محمد هارون الرشيد