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Initial impact of Islam on Christianity and West

<b>Islam & Christianity Video Playlist</b> :http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL12229CD5C112465C<p>The light of Islam (attainment of peace through …

Religion

From Nazi Germany to Argentina — A Proposal for the World’s First Small, Supersonic Cruise Missile

From Nazi Germany to Argentina — A Proposal for the World’s First Small, Supersonic Cruise Missile<p>An expensive idea for a poor country<p>by GONZALO …

Aerospace

How much exercise do I really need?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Between work commitments, family responsibilities, and the stress of everyday life, we have legitimate reasons to fall short of our fitness goals. That's why, for many, the pre-goal should be maximizing the efficiency of your workout regimen.<p>Two and half hours a week of moderate intensity …

Exercise

#BuildMovementsNotWalls for women's rights globally

Women around the world get loud for human rights<p>As the United States prepares for a critical transition of power, women, men, LGBTQI individuals, …

These Women Started a Company to Teach White People How to Be Less Racist

Since the safety pin trend launched after the election, a lot of people have tried to profit from it — from Etsy artisans to luxury brands. But …

Peace Forum Network - ReligiousExperience

ReligiousExperience<p><b>The Varieties of Religious Experience</b><p><b>A Study in Human Nature</b> <br>By William James<p><i>"Were one to characterize the life of religion in the</i> …

Honor Malcolm X Today: Read And Reflect On His Legacy

By onFebruary 21, 2017 in Anti-Loons, Feature<p><b>The greatest Muslim American who ever lived: Malcolm X, was a proud Black man who stared down White</b> …

Faith

How The Right Frames Muslims Through An Islamophobic Lens

By onMarch 23, 2017 in Loon Media, Loon-at-large<p>Islamophobes see Muslims through a lens of hate, loathing, irrational fear and anger. This is why …

Terrorism

The Astroturf “Muslim Reform Movement”

By onMarch 27, 2017 in Feature<p><i>By Jonas Spooner & Jono Stubbins</i><p><i>It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his</i> …

Diaspora

Alibaba is making moves in the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market

Amazon's foremost competitor in Asia, Alibaba, is slowly yet steadily gaining a foothold in India, the world's fastest-growing e-commerce market.<p>The Chinese internet giant has started working out of a shared office space in India's Silicon Valley, <i>Economic Times</i> reports.<p>This comes a few months after …

Emerging Technology

See the 22 Most Stunning Images Science Made This Past Year

Using a variety of photography, illustrations, and medical technology, these 22 pictures pay an artistic homage to medical science.<p>For Oliver Burston, Crohn's disease was akin to living like a skeleton—emaciated and overcome by a sense of frailty. Like many people who suffer from chronic illness, …

Biology

Why Doesn't Antimatter Anti-Gravitate?

Why aren’t there any particles that fall upwards in the gravitational field of Earth? It would be so handy – If I had to move the couch, rather than waiting for the husband to flex his muscles, I’d tie an anti-gravitating weight to it and the couch would just float to the other side of the …

Physics

Supermassive Black Holes Don't Just Eat Stars - They Make New Ones Too

Supermassive black holes don’t just destroy stars, new stars are born in the extreme environment around them too.<p>A group of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope have discovered stars forming in masses of dust and particles spewed out by supermassive black …

Astronomy

Muslim Hate Crime? Minnesota Man Stabs And Bites Stranger Over Religion

When asked why he stabbed and bit a stranger on a Minnesota street corner Friday night, 47-year-old Kevin Porter told police: “I hate Muslims.”<p>Porter …

Crime

The terrifying rise of nationalist villains in India

They say that when America sneezes, other parts of the world catch pneumonia. That certainly seems to be the case in India, where President Trump's …

Religion

Indian Supreme Court cannot avoid decision on Babri Masjid case

NEW DELHI: The chief justice of India has suggested that he can act as a mediator in the pending Babri Masjid demolition case. The expression of …

Religion

Like an invisibility cloak, Latina Muslims find the hijab hides their ethnicity — from Latinos

Magdalena Al Omari, a Mexican American convert to Islam, slipped on the hijab and braced for whatever may come.<p>It happened a few months later, in the checkout line of a grocery store in Santa Ana.<p><i>“¿No tiene calor en esa cosa?”</i> one woman asked another. Isn’t she hot in that thing?<p>Al Omari shot back, …

The Arts

Muslim Veils -- from Hijab to Burqa

Muslim women in Amsterdam, wearing different styles of veils<p><b>The word hijab comes from the Arabic for ‘veil’ and is used to describe the headscarves</b> …

Islamophobia

Enormous increase in Pagan Ásatrú religion in Iceland

"I don‘t feel as though I‘m isolated here, it doesn‘t annoy me. If the weather is bad I can‘t go anywhere but that‘s just fine. It doesn‘t bother me …

Religion

Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia

Donald Trump may admire Vladimir Putin, but Russia’s neighbors are readying for war. Over the past few years, the government of Lithuania has ramped …

NATO

Row after Norway Muslim group appoints spokeswoman in full-face veil

<b>A Muslim organisation in Norway has been criticised for hiring a communications officer who wears a full-face veil, or niqab.</b><p>The culture minister, Muslim MPs and other Muslim organisations have condemned the Islamic Council of Norway's move.<p>It comes after the government gave the group 484,000 …

Islamophobia

Indian minister condemns 'deplorable' race riots targeting African students

Seven arrested over violent clashes in and around Noida amid simmering resentment towards Africans<p>India’s foreign affairs minister has condemned “deplorable” race riots targeting African students near Delhi this week that put two men in hospital and led to seven arrests.<p>The victims included a …

Extremism

Thich Nhat Hanh Recommends 5 Meditation Techniques That Rewire Your Brain to Live in the Present Moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

Meditation

US airstrikes are killing a lot more civilians. And no one is sure why.

Reports of up to 1,000 recent civilian deaths reflect a changing war against ISIS.<p>Civilian deaths are surging at an astonishing rate in the US-led fight against ISIS, a tangible sign that the war is growing more dangerous, not less, as Washington and its allies steadily regain territory that had …

Islamic State (ISIS)

This Crazy Tandem Rotor Drone May One Day Rescue U.S. Army Casualties

It may not be a perfect solution, and it certainly doesn't look like much, but it could get the job done when more capable assets are not …

Drones

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Well-being

China is building a new base in Africa that creates 'significant operational security' issues for the US military

The US's Camp Lemonnier, a special-operations outpost in the sweltering East African country of Djibouti, will soon have a new neighbor.<p>China will open a new naval base — what it has called "logistical support" facilities — nearby, bringing the US into closer proximity with a rival power than some …

East Africa

The F-35 program has a new, unexpected enemy — the strong dollar

The F-35 program has hit another snag, this time not an expensive production mishap or overrun, but the strength of the dollar itself.<p>At Lockheed Martin's 2017 Media Day, Jeff Babione, general manager of the F-35 program, laid out the "blueprint for affordability," or the defense giant's plan to …

Aerospace

A Chinese company will make killer drones for the Middle East at a factory in Saudi Arabia

The Middle East wants more combat drones to fight terrorists and wage wars. Saudi Arabia wants to boost its manufacturing sector to reduce its alliance on oil. A Chinese company is happy to oblige on both fronts.<p>A few weeks ago Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited Beijing and oversaw dozens of deals …

Pakistan

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God - Tonic

My belief in God didn't spontaneously combust—it faded. I lost my virginity at 16. I stopped going to church. I snuck out past curfew. As punishment, my mom made me memorize Bible verses, and I recited them like recipes.<p>I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing. A record number of young Americans …

Atheism