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Why Guns Are Blazing Again on Indo-Pak Border

India and Pakistan are at it again, fighting phantoms of an unforgiving past.

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October 16, 2014

Is the World Still Afraid of Iran?

Netanyahu’s claims aside, Iran’s evil enemy rap sheet may not be looking so bad these days.

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October 16, 2014

Bill Maher’s Ponderous and Ill-Informed Opinions on the Muslim World

The caveat, “Islam today,” is important. The central problem with Maher’s and Harris’ analysis is that it takes a reality – extremism in Islam – and describes it in ways that suggest it is inherent to Islam.

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October 16, 2014

Kurdish Defeat at Kobani ‘Inevitable’

Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a US-led coalition to escalate airstrikes on Islamic State insurgents who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday.

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October 16, 2014

Glaciers

Glaciers are flowing masses of ice, created by years of snowfall and cold temperatures. Approximately one-tenth of Earth is covered by glaciers, including Antarctica and parts of Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Russia, and Alaska. Mountainous regions on every continent except Australia also contain glaciers. Glaciers have enormous powers to reshape the face of Earth. Even today, […]

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October 16, 2014

Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

The truth is that there are hundreds and thousands of other Malalas. They come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other places in the world. Many are victims of the West, but we conveniently forget about those

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October 16, 2014

TV-Smashing Army Chief Keeps Pak PM on Edge

As anti-government protests led by Imran Khan get stronger and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s authority gets diminished, the powerful Pakistan Army gets even stronger

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October 16, 2014

Illinois Mom Converts to Islam, Makes Hajj

This year, Szremski was one of the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who were drawn to Mecca between October 2 – 7 to complete the fifth pillar of Islam, the Hajj.

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October 16, 2014

Woman-Designed Mosque

Ilmfeed The Şakirin Mosque is thought to be the first Mosque in Turkey to be designed by women and it’s beautiful. The Mosque which is situated in Istanbul combines a contemporary and modern design whilst paying homage to traditional Ottoman design. The 500 capacity Mosque was designed by interior designer Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is famous […]

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October 16, 2014

Saudi Clerics Condemn IS but Preach intolerance

When Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described Islamic State and al Qaeda as “kharijites” last month, he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history, a sect that caused the faith’s first and most traumatic schism.

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October 9, 2014

QSIS: Michelle Dunne

A Geoffrey Cook article about ISIS and a speech by Michelle Dunne

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October 9, 2014

This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees

Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try their luck in Germany

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October 9, 2014

‘Eidul Adhaa Message

During this Festival of the Sacrifice, we celebrate vicariously in the Hajj/pilgrimage rituals-the manasik. Many of you have fasted 1-9+ days; fasting the day of Arafah expiates the sins of the previous and coming year.

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October 9, 2014

Hajj: Sea of Humanity

Two places stand in great prominence on the wide plains of Arafat.

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October 9, 2014

The Universe

The universe, totality of matter and energy in existence. The study of the origin of the universe, or cosmos, is known as cosmogony, and that of its structure and evolution, cosmology. The age of the universe depends on which theory of cosmology one accepts. According to the big bang theory, favored by most scientists, the […]

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October 2, 2014

Saudi Overhaul Reshapes Islam’s Holiest City

By Aya Batrawy MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) – As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out […]

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October 2, 2014

Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force

Those who use violence to shape the world, as we have done in the Middle East, unleash a whirlwind.

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October 2, 2014

Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

“I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from a drone.”

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October 2, 2014

Peace: a 4-Letter Word in Israel

According to the Jewish calendar, a new year started on Thursday, two days ago. Let’s hope that it will see the first step towards the awakening…

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October 2, 2014

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