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Evolution of Christiainity by Paul • Salaam One سلام

<b>Thomas Jefferson</b><p>“Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.”<p><b>Carl Sagan (Scientist; Author)</b><p>“My long-time view about Christianity is that …

Muslims offer 'wonderful' gesture of support to local synagogue after it is daubed with swastika graffiti

A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti.<p>The …

Most countries have given up their colonies. Why hasn’t America?

With President Trump visiting Puerto Rico next week, another long-ignored part of the United States will draw national attention. In the past three weeks, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been hit by two powerful hurricanes, causing widespread devastation. Last month, Guam made …

Caribbean

How an ex-Googler and entrepreneur paid for university by tutoring — then built an app to help others

"It's to do with my own values, combined with my attitudes towards debt alongside dealing with interest," he told Business Insider. "I didn't think it was fair that I had to choose between what I held closely to myself and my right to education, and I felt that anybody who's in that position should …

London Grenfell Tower fire: Muslims preparing for Ramadan fast reportedly saved lives from fire

"Thank God for Ramadan." Those are the words from a witness who told reporters that Muslim boys knocked on the doors of neighbors to warn them that …

'484 civilians killed' in US-led attacks against ISIL

The US military said that coalition attacks on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq have killed more than 480 civilians since mid-2014 - a tally that is far below those of outside monitors.<p>US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Friday that it added an additional 132 civilians deaths to its …

Middle East

The West is indifferent to Afghanistan and Iraq’s world of terror

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>It's a truism that the world has grown numb to terrorist attacks outside the West.</b> When the Islamic State …

Afghanistan

U.S. Helps Drive 200,000 Syrians From Their Homes

The latest round in Syria’s humanitarian catastrophe is now underway, aided and abetted this time by the U.S. military intervention.<p>JARABLUS, …

An Open Letter To Islamophobic Sexists

Who gives you the right to assume Muslim women are oppressed by the tenants of our faith and the words of the Holy Qur’an?<p><i>Written by Tasbeeh Muhamed & Tahira Ayub</i><p>Dear Islamophobic sexists,<p>I understand that it might seem strange to see the word “sexist” coming right after “Islamophobic.” In fact, to …

Christian church destroyed by Isis rebuilt by Muslim residents

<b>A church in a district once terrorised by so-called Islamic State has been restored with the help of Muslim neighbours.</b><p>Local residents were horrified …

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

I was seven years old when my best friends asked me what religion I was. I responded, "I'm Muslim."<p>They shouted back, "You can't be Muslim! Muslims are covered up and live in the desert." They pulled out a reference book and flipped to a page featuring a colorful picture of a woman praying and …

Muslim Scouts pursue an American tradition — in an America wary of Muslims

<i>“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”</i> — <b>Donald Trump, Dec. 7, at a rally in Mount Pleasant, S.C.</b><p>The Boy Scouts of Troop 1576, from Sterling, Va., hauled their …

Religion

White Man's Alleged Bomb Plot Against Muslims Is A Reminder That Nobody Has A Monopoly On Terror

The suspect had expressed support for Donald Trump, saying he'd "follow this MAN to the end of the world."<p>Police in Richmond, California, on Sunday arrested William Celli, days after receiving a tip that the 55-year-old was allegedly building homemade explosives with the intent of targeting the …

Extremism

Muslims Shielded Christians During A Kenya Bus Attack By Suspected Islamic Militants

Monday saw a dramatic gesture by Muslims who protected Christians during a terror-based attack in Kenya. The event occurred near Mandera when a group of armed attackers (suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants) descended upon a bus full of passengers. The BBC details the scene, which saw Muslim …

A college professor was suspended after wearing a hijab in solidarity with Muslims

Political science professor Larycia Hawkins announced last week that she would wear a hijab in support of Muslims who have been under scrutiny since mass shootings in both Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.,reports the Chicago <i>Tribune</i>.<p>"I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like …

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole source of information were Donald Trump, you’d think that the answer was not much – apart from murdering its citizens and trying to destroy its values. The Republican presidential hopeful has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US until …

Religion

The truth about Muslims in America

<i>This report includes facts and figures from various surveys and studies, all of which are hyperlinked in the body of the story.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism from liberals, conservatives and those in between when he called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.<p>But …

Religion

Here's How Canadian Muslim Women Are Breaking Down Stereotypes About The Hijab

"We really felt that as empowered Muslim women that it's essential to use our voice and help Canadians better understand the Muslim identity."

Muslim Women

Syed Rizwan Farook 'was an isolated individual'

The religion of the attackers who went on a shooting rampage in California should not be become the main focus of the investigation, critics say, after the FBI announced the deadly assault was an "act of terrorism".<p>Fourteen people were shot dead and 21 wounded after Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife …

Terrorism

The Tale of Two Countries

<b>All of our people all over the country-except the pure blooded Indians-are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, including even those who came over on the Mayflower. Franklin Delano Roosevelt,</b> <i>1944 Campaign Speech</i><p>Compassion-some have it, some don't.<p>In a Canadian government website entitled "The …

The ugly Islamophobia in the media coverage of the San Bernardino shooting

Real-time coverage of mass shootings is notoriously bad. But last night's coverage of the San Bernardino mass shooting went beyond bad: It veered into borderline Islamophobia.<p>As a search for the suspects dragged on for hours, speculation about the perpetrators' identities swirled on social media. …

More Than 1,000 Rabbis Call On Congress To Welcome Refugees

“In 1939, our country could not tell the difference between an actual enemy and the victims of an enemy. In 2015, let us not make the same mistake.”<p>In a poignant letter to Congress this week, more than 1,000 American rabbis have called on the United States to open its doors to refugees seeking …

Religion

8 Reasons You Shouldn't Ask People of Color Where They Are Really From

<i>by Nishi Fatima</i><p>"But like...where are you really from?"<p>Among people of color, this question is universally panned and acknowledged as the most annoying one we can receive. Still, we continue to be on the receiving end of it more times than we care to recall, in every situation imaginable.<p>Our default …

World's Largest Islamic Organization Tells ISIS To Get Lost

A 50-million strong Sunni movement in Indonesia just launched a global anti-extremism campaign.<p>Each time the Islamic State, al Qaeda or another terrorist group commits violence in the name of Islam, a familiar refrain arises: What's the Muslim world doing about it?<p>In fact, anti-extremism efforts …

Religion

Obama White House 'in violation of' Anti-Torture Convention

Human Rights Watch has called on the Obama administration to launch a new and credible investigation into Bush-era CIA torture. The White House has …

These 5 Facts Explain America’s Shameful Reaction to Syrian Refugees

Of the 4.2 million Syrians displaced since that country’s civil war began in 2011, America has taken in 2,290—or 0.0005 percent of the total. But to …

Does America Deserve Malala?

There were many men with guns before one shot Malala.<p>Long before she was known to Americans, or the Taliban that would target her, Malala Yousafzai was already being cast as a dead girl. When choosing a student to diary about life in Swat for the BBC in 2009, the commissioning journalist posited …

Pakistan

Here's Why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn't Called a Domestic Terrorist

The two words that were glaringly missing in the reams of news clips, press reports and news features on alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic killer, Robert Lewis Dear, were "domestic" and "terrorist." His target, the clinic and his victims, were deliberately and calculatedly chosen. …