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As oil prices increase (somewhat irreversibly) the price of food in the West are going to go up- for the very simple reason that their farms and delivery system is so oil dependent.

If the food prices rise in the West, there will be more food exports to the West from the countries that produce food for cheaper. Because the Western countries typically have more purchasing power (for the moment), the prices of food are going to go up globally.

It is critical then that the countries that are import-dependent just because imports are cheap must focus on food production in their own countries. They are in for big trouble if they don’t manage that within next one-two years.

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Al Jazeera English gains cachet in U.S. during Egypt rallies

Mubarak’s Fall Prompts Double Takes by Anchors

Al Jazeera English Blacked Out Across Most Of U.S.

Al Jazeera gains popularity during uprising

Egypt coverage gives Al Jazeera surge in US viewers

UPDATE: Here is a collection by AJE itself.

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Eid Mubarak.

And some good news:

Ijtema bloggers directory. Eid gift from Ijtema.net :)
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Announcement on Ijtema.net

Bismillah

Assalamu ‘alaykum dear friends of Ijtema.net!

It’s finally here… an exciting, new development from the Ijtema team… the Muslim Bloggers Directory!

The Muslim Bloggers Directory is a categorised collection of links to Muslim blogs, vlogs, and other multimedia channels, with a custom search engine allowing visitors to search through the actual contents of listed sites. It is open to submissions from the public… and it is entirely FREE!

Come on over and see if your site has been listed. If not, submit it today, and become part of the Ijtema community! Visit the FAQ page to learn more about the directory and how to use it, including how to claim an existing entry.

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IJTEMA Update

Ijtema is working this Ramadan to bring you a new service soon.

Read on at IJTEMA.

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Sad

Narcissism is a poison. Sadly, the narcissist doesn’t realize he/she is one.

May Allah protect us from Satan, the accursed.

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And I thought I shall be able to blog regularly now!

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Book Meme

I got tagged on this long long time ago. I feel so terribly at loss when it comes to tags!

Anyway, the nearest book happened to be “Lost History.”

Following the instructions, I get to:

Working out the implications of a rotating Earth while demanding decisive observational proofs for Earth’s motion will become one of Islamic astronomy’s most heated controversies after the 13th century, reaching well into the Copernican period, and perhaps even feeding it.

Parallel debates will take place in Europe among intellectual theologians like the Frenchman Nicole d’Oresme and Jean Buriden. While Muslim astronimers will be open to the idea of a rotating Earth, they will refuse to believe so until much stronger evindence for it’s motion is available. Discussions of a moving Earth will spread farther into Europe, although there such issues continue to be firmly located within theological deliberations, whereas in the Islamic world the argument will be part of a purely scientific discourse.

There is some evidence to suggest that Copernicus will inherit these important astronomical questions from Arabic astronomy.

I tag

iMuslim

gess

Faraz

Sharique

Mummyjaan

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the 5th Sentence
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people.

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