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Why do non-Muslims convert to Islam?

Amil Imani<p>The writer is an Iranian-American writer, poet, satirist, novelist, essayist, literary translator, public speaker and political analyst who …

Watch a teenage Parkland survivor’s powerful call for legislative action

“Please! We are children. You guys are, like, the adults.”<p>Speaking to CNN in the aftermath of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, 17-year-old David Hogg, who survived the shooting, issued a powerful plea to politicians to move beyond “thoughts and prayers” and take …

The U.S. Fights Terrorism—But Not School Shootings

There is a colossal gap in how the government has prioritized stopping one form of violence versus the other.<p>Upon learning of the murder of 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, the activist Michael Skolnik reissued a plea for gun-control measures that he’s made in the wake of previous …

MALCOLM: If Trudeau’s going to crack down on ‘fake news’, he needs to define the term

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants social media companies to crack down on what he considers “fake news.”According to a recent media report, Trudeau …

Meet the woman who crafts Justin Trudeau’s image

As communications director in Justin Trudeau’s PMO, Kate Purchase’s job is to make the boss look good. It’s getting tougher.<p>At the presidential …

Muslim boys who insulted Christianity sentenced to memorise verses of Quran that honour Jesus

Three Lebanese teenagers who were hauled before a court on charges of insulting Christianity have been handed the unusual sentence of studying the …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Here’s what you need to know about Canada’s ‘extraordinarily permissive’ new spying laws

The Liberal government’s updated national security legislation, Bill C-59, is currently being picked apart by a House of Commons committee in …

A list of Philadelphia Eagles players who say they'll skip a visit to the White House

<b>(CNN) —</b> A visit to the White House has been a tradition for teams fresh off a Super Bowl victory. But several Philadelphia Eagles players, basking in the glow of their history-making Super Bowl win, say they plan to skip the event.<p>Many players in the NFL have been critical of President Trump's …

The White House

Learn how to stop procrastinating once and for all

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7 Museums In Montreal You Can Attend For Free In February

<b>Did you know that if you live in Montreal</b> and you plan accordingly, you can take advantage of a ton of indoor activities, including many of …

Anniversary of mosque murders exposes Quebec's uneasy relationship with Muslim minority

MONTREAL — On Monday, the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque attack that killed six worshippers, the province’s largest labour federation …

The Constitutional Right to Boycott

In Kansas, where a public school teacher was punished by the state for declining to buy items made in Israel, a federal court has issued a ruling that’s good news for free speech advocates.<p>Esther Koontz is a public school educator in Wichita, Kansas. A couple years ago, she saw a presentation about …

40 Well Paying Jobs You Can Get In Montreal Right Now

<b>Hunting for a job can be difficult, especially if you've just started your career and you</b> don't have much experience under your belt. That said, …

Employment

Why are people prejudiced? The answer is not what you think

<b>(CNN) —</b> People are prejudiced -- sometimes unashamedly so. We tend to have a host of reasons ready to justify our biases -- the mentally ill are dangerous, immigrants steal jobs, the LGBTQ community corrupts family values, Muslims are terrorists and rural whites are uneducated.<p>But these prejudices …

Psychology

20 of the most powerful things Oprah has ever said - that will leave you seriously inspired

Today is Oprah Winfrey's big day - and there sure is plenty to celebrate.<p>After being handed the honourable Cecil B. de Mille Award at the Golden …

Motivation

Blowback: How ISIS Was Created by the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

“Your brother created ISIS,” college student Ivy Ziedrich told a startled Jeb Bush after a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, in May 2015. The …

Islam

Anti-immigration vitriol is rooted in white supremacy

Regarding the Jan. 22 front-page article “White House’s immigration agitator at center of impasse over ‘dreamers’ ”:<p>While I appreciated The Post’s focus on anti-immigrant zealot Stephen Miller’s role at the center of the debate on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, I was disappointed to see …

Immigration

White and far-right extremists kill more cops, but FBI tracks black extremists more closely, many worry

White supremacist and other far-right extremist groups have killed 51 police officers since 1990, according to a report published by the …

Rights & Freedoms

Four ways to find meaning in life

In her book, The Power of Meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith details the four pillars of meaning, arguing that they're much more important than chasing …

Immune System

A Glimpse of a Canadian-Led International Order

The U.S. ditched a massive trade agreement—which turned out slightly better without it.<p>President Donald Trump did not kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Although he withdrew the U.S. from the trade deal in the first week of his presidency, on Tuesday—exactly a year after the American …

The National Law Review January 2018 Law Student Writing Competition

<b>Quick Links</b><p>Please let other interested professionals know about this valuable and free resource!<p>If you know someone interested in publishing with the …

Law School

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules state congressional map unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map is the result of gerrymandering, to the point that it violates the …

Government

This weekend, they marched. In November, they vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> They've said, Time's Up. They've said, Me Too. And now they're saying: If you're not an ally, we're coming for your seat.<p>Longtime activist Linda Sarsour, a Women's March co-organizer, has no doubts women can keep the movement churning toward action in November. Just look at the thousands …

Trump Administration

How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy

Activism

The (almost) complete history of 'fake news'

<b>In record time, the phrase morphed from a description of a social media phenomenon into a journalistic cliche and an angry political slur. How did the term "fake news" evolve - and what's next in the world of disinformation?</b><p>It was mid-2016, and Buzzfeed's media editor, Craig Silverman, noticed a …

Journalism

How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump

One year ago, there seemed to be no stopping politicians around the globe who claimed to speak for “the people” but built followings by demonizing …

Political Science

On Being a Social Justice and Peace Activist

- Advertisement -<p>Browsing the Internet, one can find a deluge of entries on social justice and peace activists, but very little about their own …

Social Justice

50 Words You Think Are Synonyms but Aren’t

Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn't mean that you can simply slot one in for the other. Learn the most common …