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January 2009
Quota of Quotes

“People who committed this heinous crime cannot be called Muslim. Islam does not permit this sort of barbaric crime." -- Hanif Nalkhande of Muslim Jama Masjid Trust, which refused to bury the men who carried out the Mumbai attacks in the Badakabrastan graveyard in downtown Mumbai. (AP)

"If I have to remove it, it's going to be with a lot of pain. ? Call it psychological or emotional. That's not something we could do in our value system." -- Ram Balasubramaniam, 47, a Loudoun County, Va., resident who has accrued $900 in fines from his homeowners association for painting a kolam, a religious symbol, on his driveway. (Washington Post)

“I will probably think a hundred times before calling 911 ever again." -- Kawaljeet Kaur, 35, of Houston, who, along with her brother, Ramandeep Singh, was allegedly harassed by sheriff’s deputies after a burglary in their home. (Houston Chronicle)

“We are intrigued by Patel’s arm strength and Singh’s frame and potential. These young men have improved a tremendous amount in their six-month exposure to baseball and we look forward to helping them continue to fulfill their potential.” -- Neal Huntington, senior-vice president, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, on the signing of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who came to America for training after demonstrating their potential as pitchers on the Indian reality show “The Million-Dollar Arm.” (Reuters)

"I have performed better than others in the personality and question-answer round. This is not just. All those who watched it yesterday felt like that. I feel the jury's decision was unfair." – Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan, disappointed at her runner-up finish at the Miss World contest. (India Vision)

"This project has dramatically changed my life. I tell my students that life in America is like eating dessert three times a day. At some point you have to wonder: There has to be something more." -- Ray Umashankar, an assistant dean at University of Arizona College of Engineering who two years ago launched ASSET (Achieving Sustainable Social Equality through Technology), which helps poor children learn the skills needed to work for an IT company. (Tucson Citizen)


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