International

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

Bolingbrook Man Arrested at O’Hare; Wanted to Join Islamic State, Feds Say

Now, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan faces a potential of life behind bars if he’s convicted of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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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

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

DAASH: An “Islamic State?”

the words of Shadi Hamidi, a Fellow at the Brookings’ Institute for Middle East Policy…

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October 2, 2014

Freeing the Traumatized Mind

psychic damage on us from the world’s wars

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October 2, 2014

Pilgrimage to Makkah-An Abrahamic Tradition

More than 3 million people travel to perform the Hajj every year…

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October 2, 2014

Rebels Seize Yemeni Capital

An escalation of political turmoil in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, risks aggravating an already dire food security situation

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October 2, 2014

Anti-Islam Ad Taken Down

Controversial blogger Pamela Geller to remove ads from New York City buses and subways after protest from Foley family

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October 2, 2014

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