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People of Faith Have Legitimate Questions About Use of Lethal Drones

Since June 18, 2004, the first day U.S. drones killed people in what has been called the U.S. “global war on terror,” people of faith have questioned whether the use of lethal drones is justifiable.

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December 18, 2014

Online Ventures Target Global Muslim Consumer Market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalize on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards.

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December 18, 2014

The Line Between Man & God

There is a line separating man from God that should never be crossed. For when it is, hell breaks loose. We witnessed hell this week in Pakistan.

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December 18, 2014

6 Reasons Lower Oil Prices Won’t Stop Solar, Wind and Electric Cars

the green power revolution

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December 18, 2014

Pakistani Pupils Recall Narrow Escapes, Carnage in Taliban Slaughter

In an instant, the peace was shattered – gunfire, smoke and dead bodies strewn across the school’s halls and corridors, with crazed militants rushing from room to room shooting randomly at pupils and adults…

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December 18, 2014

Islamic Banks Grow but May Miss out on Global Footprint: Study

Islamic banking is growing faster than its conventional counterpart but is focused in a few core markets and risks missing an opportunity to build a global footprint, the EY consultancy said in a report on Tuesday…

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December 18, 2014

Sydney Siege Sparks “I’ll Ride with You” Campaign for Worried Muslims

Inspired by the Twitter hashtag “I’ll ride with you”, some commuters heading into the city for work on Tuesday gave their support to Muslims who might feel vulnerable amid concerns about a blowback after the hostage drama…

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December 18, 2014

“Let’s Be Honest” MPAC Hosts Panel on ‘Taboos’ In American Muslim Community

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held its 14th annual convention last Saturday, featuring a panel titled, Lets be Honest: Tackling Taboos in the American Muslim Community.

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December 18, 2014

Righteous Anger: Turning Grievances Into Meaningful Action

I woke up to the tragic news of the Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 132 innocent children at the hands of seven Taliban cowards. Since then I have experienced many emotions and moods: disbelief, confusion, grief, denial. Today, one of these has settled and will guide my reaction in every tomorrow: anger…

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December 18, 2014

Pakistan Rocked by Worst Terrorist Attack in 10 Years

The Pakistani Taliban killed 132 students and nine school staff in what is being widely described as the worst terrorist attack in the Muslim state in a decade.

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December 18, 2014

Kerry Urges Flexibility in War Powers Against ‘Islamic State’

Any congressional authorization of U.S. military force against Islamic State should be flexible and not limit the fight to Iraq and Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

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December 11, 2014

Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels

Chechen “Death” unit fighting Ukrainian forces has 300 people…

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December 11, 2014

Britain and Turkey Vow Closer Cooperation on Foreign Fighters

By Jonny Hogg and Tulay Karadeniz People walk past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Shaar district December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo ANKARA (Reuters) – Britain and Turkey will share more information on foreign fighters among the ranks of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq to try to prevent them posing a threat when they return […]

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December 11, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi Receive Their Nobel Prizes for Child Campaigns

Malala, Satyarthi Receive Their Nobel Prizes for Child Campaigns

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December 11, 2014

Leave or Let Live? Arabs Move in to Jewish Settlements

Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel’s most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements on occupied land …

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December 11, 2014

Saudi Set for Tighter 2015 Budget After Oil Price Falls

Plunging oil prices could mean the first budget cuts for major exporter Saudi Arabia since 2002 but they are not expected to be large enough to stop growth in the Arab world’s biggest economy…

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December 11, 2014

No More Geopolitical Risks Please: Kemp

“Warning lights are flashing over the global economy” …

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December 11, 2014

British Muslims Receive 12+ Years for Syria Travel

Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both 22, were arrested at Heathrow Airport in January 2014 as part of a government crackdown on “radicalized jihadists.”

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December 11, 2014

Erdogan’s Ottoman Language Drive Faces Backlash in Turkey

President Tayyip Erdogan stirred fierce criticism on Tuesday with plans to make lessons in Ottoman Turkish mandatory in high schools…

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December 11, 2014

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