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Imran Khan accused of endorsing military coup in Pakistan

Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-opposition leader Imran Khan has been accused of endorsing a military coup against the civilian government led by prime minister Nawaz Sharif.<p>“People would celebrate and distribute sweets if there was a military takeover in Pakistan,” Mr Khan said at a rally in …

Our ancestors were carnivorous super-predators, so do we really have a choice about eating meat?

The internet abounds with “expert advice” on what we should or shouldn’t eat. High-carb or low-carb diets? Grains or gluten-free eating? Meat eating …

Trump-Pence is the Most Anti-Catholic Republican Ticket in Modern History

As goes the Catholic vote, so goes the nation? It sure seems that way. Catholics have voted for the winner of the popular vote in almost every …

Donald Trump

The truth about whether Islamic values are compatible with Western values

A recent poll published by the BBC suggested the majority of Brits don’t think Islam is compatible with Western values. This is a thoroughly …

The College Playbook: Tips On Finding The Perfect Roommate

Around this time last year, my mind was in a state of chaos. I had graduated high school and was ready to start the grand adventure that was college, but there were still a wide array of questions I had to answer: where would I be living? How far would I live from the McDonald's on campus? Would I …

College & University

6 Lessons I Learned From Six Years In College

Is college worth the investment of your time and money? And what do you even learn in college?<p>When it comes to learning—I like to learn by doing. So …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Will the Middle East Ever Be Secular?

In this era of ISIS, many debates in the West center on how followers of Islam will eventually, through a series of steps and growing pains, arrive at liberal democracy. Shadi Hamid, the author of the new book <i>Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World</i>, believes that …

Islam

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

Why France has a more fraught relationship with its Muslim communities than the U.S.

News that the attacker who killed at least 84 people in France was a Tunisian citizen and a Muslim legally working in the country quickly became ammunition for American politicians suggesting that the United States also faces a serious threat from within.<p>Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Immune System

Oklahoma Lawmaker Shares Article Arguing Islam Isn’t A Religion, Calls For ‘Final Solution’

An Oklahoma lawmaker personally propagated an article over the weekend calling for a “final solution” regarding “radical Islam,” arguing that the …