“All Iraqis are Christian today!” – Christmas in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — From a distance, it looks like an apparition: a huge multi-colored hot-air balloon floating in the Baghdad sky, bearing a large poster of Jesus Christ. Below it, an Iraqi flag


Welcome to the first-ever public Christmas celebration in Baghdad, held Saturday and sponsored by the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Once thought to be infiltrated by death squads, the Ministry now is trying to root out sectarian violence — as well as improve its P.R. image.

Even before I can ask Interior Ministry spokesman Major-General Abdul Karim Khalaf a question, he greets me with a big smile. “All Iraqis are Christian today!” he says.


Saw this in Abu Yusuf’s blog here. He has a good point in saying:

I wonder if America will allow an event like this for Eid or Ramadan, or have someone say “today, all Amercans are Muslims”

Source: CNN

The Future of Makkah

This may be a good thing and a bad thing. Good thing will be that the accomodations for hajjis will be easier to control and maintain. The bad thing would be it will turn Makkah into an urban city taking away that traditional village vibe.

The Future of Makkah

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Earth’s Last Uncontacted Tribe in South America

Earth\'s List Tribe in South America shooting at helicopter

Skin painted bright red, heads partially shaved, arrows drawn back in the longbows and aimed square at the aircraft buzzing overhead. The gesture is unmistakable: Stay Away.

Behind the two men stands another figure, possibly a woman, her stance also seemingly defiant. Her skin painted dark, nearly black.

The apparent aggression shown by these people is quite understandable. For they are members of one of Earth’s last uncontacted tribes, who live in the Envira region in the thick rainforest along the Brazilian-Peruvian frontier.

SubhanAllah! I never knew these type of people still existed today. With the invention of electricity, the radio, the TV, the Internet and satellites, you would think that the entire Earth was covered and everyone knew everyone.

I have to give a lot of respect to these people. For probably thousands of years they have successfully boycotted the entire modern world.

Only Allah knows what will happen to them or what happened to them. How can Islam reach them?

Dunkin’ Donuts Pulls Ad Because of a Keffiyah

Dunkin’ Donuts has submitted and bowed down to the right wing pro-Zionist Israeli lobbyists in pulling an ad featuring celebrity, Rachel Ray, wearing a scarf that resembles a Keffiyah which is worn by many Arabs and Muslims around the world.

So now that Keffiyah’s are in style, we should all wear them, especially when going to Dunkin’ Donuts. You can find nice colorful ones in the streets of Jersey City and Newark, NJ. You will find a lot of the traditional ones from Saudi, Yemen, Egypt and Palestine in Brooklyn.

Source: Boston Globe