Hassan Masood

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Five Rules Every Job-Seeker Needs To Break

If you are job-hunting you already know how robotic and horrible the job-search process has become. Job ads command you to sit in front of your computer filling out screen after screen of details about your past jobs and your education.<p>After you’ve invested 90 minutes filling out online screens …

A brief history of Islam in America

Islam’s roots in America go back to the Founding Fathers.<p>Much of the debate in the US surrounding President Trump's ban on immigrants and refugees has tended to assume that Muslim Americans are mostly migrants and that Islam is a relatively new phenomenon in America, along with questions about …

They Sow The Cyclone - We Reap The Blowback

Even after this turn, the western lionization of the the Soviet-Afghan War’s Mujahideen veterans, and of Bin Laden in particular, continued into the …

I was a 23-year-old guy at a 4,000-person Chinese singles party

Shanghai’s seventh annual “Love and Marriage Expo” was held in Aima Palace, in the northeastern suburb of Baoshan—the district where I live. The palace and surrounding park were designed to hold Western-style wedding ceremonies, but on this October day, over 4,000 single people under 40 were …

Relationships

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you | Salon.com

Iran was once a secular democracy. You would not know this from contemporary discussions of the much demonized country in U.S. politics and media.<p>What happened to Iran's democracy? The U.S. overthrew it in 1953, with the help of the U.K. Why? For oil.<p>Mohammad Mosaddegh may be the most popular …

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 …

Man describes 'saddest moment' Muslim taxi driver breaks down in wake of Paris attacks

A man has spoken out against Islamophobia following a moving conversation he had with a Muslim taxi driver in New York City following Friday’s terror …

Abdelhamid Abaaoud: what we know about the Paris attacks 'mastermind'

Belgian national of Moroccan origin has been on the run since police raid on suspected Isis cell in Verviers in January<p>The alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people has been named as the leader of an Islamic State (Isis) cell who was sought by police earlier this year …

David Cameron: gap with Russia over Assad rule in Syria narrowing

UK prime minister meets Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Turkey and admits he has failed to convince some MPs of case for more airstrikes against Isis<p>David Cameron has said the gap between Britain and Russia over the future political role of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has narrowed.<p>But …

‘Islam Is Not a Peaceful Religion’: Evangelist Franklin Graham’s Warning About What Might Happen If ‘We Continue to Allow Muslim Immigration’

Evangelist Franklin Graham doubled down on his immigration stance in the wake of the Paris attacks, proclaiming in a Facebook post that “Islam is not a peaceful religion” and that Muslim immigration cannot continue.<p>“We cannot allow Muslim immigrants to come across our borders unchecked while we are …

Russia's grand plan to modernize navy is tripped up by economy

It's been 15 years since a torpedo exploded aboard the Kursk, sinking the Russian submarine, killing all 118 sailors aboard and wounding the navy's reputation and the nation's pride.<p>A tragic metaphor for government neglect of once-powerful armed forces, the disaster spurred ambitious plans for …

Obama urges Russia to join renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Islamic State and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia’s Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria.<p>A White House official said Obama and Putin agreed …

Middle East

The West vs. the world: Facebook, the media, and the ignorance which guarantees more attacks

<b>(AP)</b><p>We ignore terror in Kenya, Beirut and when our bombs destroy a Doctors Without Borders hospital. It’s at our peril<p>David Masciotra<p>November 16, 2015 4:26pm (UTC)<p>The terrorist massacre in Paris was a gruesome illustration of an ideology opposed to modernity, frightened of freedom, and hostile to …

U.S. Yields to Russia’s Insistence Upon Democracy in Syria | Washington's Blog

Eric Zuesse<p>The Syrian peace talks in Vienna, over the weekend, produced an agreement between all parties, and it constitutes a major defeat for the …

5 Weapons Iran Would Love to Buy From Russia

The recent announcement that Russia will begin deliveries of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran rocked western governments—and Israel. Russia is set …

'Anonymous' hackers declare war on Islamic State

Hacker group Anonymous have apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by posting a video declaration of war against the terrorist group that calls …

Guest Post: Gold, Oil, & 'Grandmaster' Putin's Trap

<i>In December of last year we published an intriguing article by Dmitry Kalinichenko, “Grandmaster Putin’s Trap,” which has drawn far more attention</i> …

Vatican Archbishop speaks about Islam as a religion of a "merciful God" ~ but DOES NOT mention Jesus Christ

<i>"They that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed"</i><p><i>Isaiah, 1, 28</i><p>The President of <i>Pontifical Council for the New Evangelizatio</i>n, Archbishop Rino …

Anonymous Declares War On ISIS After Paris Attacks

#OpParis has taken down more than 2,000 pro-ISIS accounts so far, the hactivist collective said Sunday.<p>After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist …

Paris Attacks

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Saudis consider economic refocus as low oil prices bite

Falling oil revenues are hitting the Saudi Arabian economy<p>Saudi Arabia is conducting a major budget review to counter claims that it is running out of money as falling oil prices cut government income.<p>Advisers to the royal court and members of the newly powerful economic council have admitted to …

‘Mosque of Peace’ set ablaze in Canada; two others in Florida threatened as discussion of Islam heats up

By Yanan Wang<p>, Reporter<p>Members of the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association in Peterborough, Ontario, gathered at their mosque Saturday night for a celebration. They drank tea and heralded the birth of a new baby.<p>At around 11 p.m., after all the attendees had left, smoke started rising from the …

Now we're at war? We've been at war since 9/11, from Paris to Peshawar | Stan Grant

Yes, this attack on Paris is an act of war. But it’s not a war of Islam versus the west when most of its victims are Muslims<p>Peshawar, Pakistan: a suicide bombing has torn through a police cadet parade and scores of people are dead. I arrive to find fresh blood staining the ground. A mangled …

China just tested another anti-satellite missile

The test of a Dong Neng-3 exoatmospheric vehicle was carried out Oct. 30 from China's Korla Missile Test Complex in western China, said two defense officials familiar with reports of the test.<p>A Chinese press report also provided details of what was said to be a missile defense interceptor flight …

Military

African mobile banking service M-Pesa is calling investors

If you're searching for the latest in mobile technology and banking, Africa is calling: check out M-Pesa in Kenya. It's a phone system, it's a bank and it's a roaring success.<p>M-Pesa (pesa is the Swahili word for money) is a game-changing technology leap – a mobile money system that lets customers …

JFK’s Forgotten CIA Crisis

During a spectacular dinner at Mount Vernon, Kennedy pressed Pakistan’s leader for help with a sensitive spy operation against China.<p><b>At Mount …