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Pro-reform groups to protest Mubarak in Washington DC

Peaceful Demonstration in Front of the White House
Supporting Democracy & Human Rights in Egypt

Organized by: The Alliance of Egyptian Americans, Voices for a Democratic Egypt, Houkouk  Alnas, International Quranic Center, Coptic Assembly of America,  and Ibn Khaldun Center For Development Studies

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009
11 am to 4 pm
Between Madison Avenue and 15th Street

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Why Deepak Chopra is wrong

The Huffington Post
05/05/09
by Sanjeev Bery, Sahar Shafqat

It is always easy to tell someone else what they need to do. Just point your finger, clear your throat, and boldly offer your advice. Don’t worry about the realities of history — just speak your mind.

In his recent essay, “The Dilemma of the ‘good’ Muslim,” Deepak Chopra is guilty of exactly this. He ignores the complexities of history and blithely proclaims that Muslims should take responsibility for a whole host of enemies: oligarchs, military regimes, anti-Semites, jihadis. Chopra declares: “We — and here I mean the entire world — need the vast majority of Muslims to wake up and then to stand up.”

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