Zia Khwajazada

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Make A Fire Starter From A Lemon In 6 Easy Steps

http://diply.com/article/make-fire-from-a-lemon-diy<p>article<p>Did you know a lemon could do this?<p>Diply

The Entanglement of Islamophobia and Anti-Black Violence

Social justice activists working on issues related to Islamophobia must intensify their efforts to align with activists focused on anti-Black violence.<p>Blacks form a large portion of the Muslim population in the United States. Muslims from Pakistan, India, the Middle East, etc. who joined them later …

'I am you:' American Muslims on faith -- and fear

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a time of terrorism, suspicion and doubt have put a sharp focus on American Muslims after violent attacks rocked Paris, San Bernardino, California, and many other places around the world. With about 3 million Muslims living in the United States, many Americans want to know: Who are they? …

According to the Qur'an, Can Jews and Christians 'Partake in the Blessings of Heaven and Earth?'

Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history. In this projection, Islam must be at least as intolerant as medieval Christianity was! Now the self-proclaimed ISIS appears and confirms …

Religion

The 29 richest people in America

This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy, featured in our recent ranking of the world's richest people. Wealth-X maintains a database of dossiers on more than 110,000 ultra-high-net-worth people, using a proprietary …

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44 iconic images of Barack Obama's tenure as president

"It was not only the largest crowd that had ever attended a presidential inauguration, it was also the largest attendance for any event in the history of Washington, DC," wrote Kate Andersen Brower, a former White House correspondent, in her book, "The Residence."<p>More than 69.4 million Americans …

Why I Do Not Want to Grow Up In Donald Trump's America

At the beginning of this election cycle, I didn't know a lot about the American Horror Story known as Donald John Trump Sr. I knew that he was a filthy-rich businessman and that he was quite obnoxious, but that's about it. When he announced his candidacy in June, I wasn't paying much attention to …

These are the greatest moments in the history of all 32 NFL teams

<i>Given that two teams remaining in the NFL playoffs have never won a Super Bowl, there’s a good chance that Sunday, Feb. 7 will be the greatest moment in one franchise’s history. That got us thinking about what the greatest moment would be for all 32 NFL teams. For some it was easy. Others,</i> …

Scheer Intelligence: Tom Dine on Israel and Peace in the Middle East

This week, Robert Scheer sits down with Tom Dine, currently the senior policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum, but best known as the head of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), a powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization from 1980-1993.<p>Robert and Tom discuss some of the highs and lows …

Adventures in Islam: The Myths and Legends of Muslim Homogeneity

As we watch the presidential debates unfold, one could be excused for thinking that there was an imminent threat of an Islamic takeover of the United States.<p>According to NPR, at a New Hampshire rally, Donald Trump followed up his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the country with the comment …

Islam

The Conspiracy Of War — Power, Profit, Propaganda and Imperialism | Wake Up World

The amazing survival of the Baltic Muslims

<b>It may not be the kind of place you would expect to stumble upon a mosque, but Muslims have lived among the forests and lakes of Lithuania for more than 600 years - showing that tolerance reigned here in the Middle Ages, even when religious strife was rampant in other parts of Europe.</b><p>At first …

Mosques

These Are Some Of The Best White House Photos From 2015

We can't wait to see what these photographers capture in 2016.<p>It's quite a challenging feat to document the everyday happenings of the most important office in the world, but White House Chief Photographer Pete Souza and his team beautifully lived up to that challenge in 2015.<p>As we head into the …

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Pakistan’s army is building an arsenal of ”tiny” nuclear weapons—and it’s going to backfire

Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal and, within the next five to ten years, it is likely to double that of India, and exceed those of France, the United Kingdom, and China. Only the arsenals of the United States and Russia will be larger.<p>In recent years, Pakistan has boasted of …

Pakistan

Behold: How the US blew $17 billion in Afghanistan

In 2008, the Pentagon bought 20 refurbished cargo planes for the Afghan Air Force, but as one top US officer put it, “just about everything you can think of was wrong.” No spare parts, for example. The planes were also “a death trap,” according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan …

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Have Tripled Since Attacks In Paris, San Bernardino

“It’s off the chart -- and I don’t think we’ve seen the end of it.”<p>Americans may fear the threat of international terrorism, but Muslims in the U.S. are facing terror at home.<p>Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have tripled since the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, and the terror attack in San …

Virginia schools closed, events canceled over anger at Islam homework

A Virginia school district closed its campuses Friday and canceled a weekend holiday concert and athletic events amid an angry backlash about a school lesson involving the Islamic faith.<p>School officials in the Shenandoah Valley said they had not received any specific threats but were alarmed by the …

Religion

We Are All Muslim

Dear Donald Trump:<p>You may remember (you do, after all, have a "perfect memory!"), that we met back in November of 1998 in the green room of a talk show where we were both scheduled to appear one afternoon. But just before going on, I was pulled aside by a producer from the show who said that you …

Once upon a time in Afghanistan…

Afghanistan, now paints a picture of a war struck country, destroyed and defeated in every aspect. Presently, it is one of the most challenging …

White Supremacists for Donald Trump: ‘The Positions Made Me a Convert’

The leader of the American Freedom Party thinks the golden-maned GOP frontrunner is leading a movement as big as the antiwar cause in the …

Maybe It's Time to Stop Calling It White Privilege

Maybe it's time we stopped calling it "white privilege." I think the reason people resent that phrase is they don't feel privileged. A life of "privilege" implies that I was born with access to the family yacht and country club membership. I have neither of those things and most of the people I see …

Sean Hannity’s searing hypocrisy: Having conservative beliefs is only OK if you’re a Christian

<b>Sean Hannity (Credit: Fox News)</b><p>Sean Hannity wants Muslims to prove they’re liberal enough to live here, but gives a pass to Christians<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 9, 2015 7:24pm (UTC)<p>While many Republican politicians are trying to distance themselves from Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering …

Religion

If You See Something, Say Something (It's Not About What You Think It Is)

There was a story that happened yesterday that you probably did not hear about. It happened in Boston between the Prudential and Copley train stations. A man who seemed "off" had been staring at my friend since she got on at the Longwood Medical Area stop.<p>This made her feel uncomfortable, but like …

Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Arrest of ‘Clock Kid’

IRVING, Texas (TheBlaze/AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Department of Justice is investigating the brief arrest of a Muslim teenager who brought a homemade clock to his suburban Dallas high school.<p>Lynch confirmed Thursday night during an interview with Muslim Advocates president …

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Salon.com

The newspaper noted that bin Laden organized a militia of thousands of foreign fighters from throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and "supported them with weapons and his own construction equipment" in their fight against the USSR in the 1980s. "We beat the Soviet Union," bin Laden …

Middle East

We Must Understand Why Some Muslims Turn Radical

The horrendous attacks on Paris, Beirut and Mali, and a range of events taking hold of Iraq, Syria and the African Sahel, make confronting and …

Ahmed Mohamed And Family Demand $15 Million In Damages And Apology From School District

His arrest was a violation of his civil rights, according to his attorneys.<p>Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim-American teenager from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school, is demanding damages from the city and school district.<p>Attorneys representing Ahmed are demanding $15 …

Civil Rights

A Letter To Prophet Muhammad

Dear Prophet Muhammad,<p>Remember the man who stood up in front of a huge crowd and accused you of stealing from your own people when you were alive? His name was Hurgoos ibn Zuhair? When he stormed out of the mosque you said,<p>"From this man will come people who recite the Quran but they will not …

The 9 Wildest Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Ain't that America?<p>ISIS brought its brand of terrorism to the cultural hubs of Paris one week ago today. The attacks were a transformative moment for France, and they rightly encouraged the United States to reexamine a number of its own policies. After all, there are plans to allow 10,000 refugees …