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From Kansas to Palestine, Hatred and Pie

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So a 73 year old KKK member has just gone on a shooting spree in Kansas, killing three people. He specifically targeted people of the Jewish faith. For every Muslim who condemns the killings and extends their sympathies to the Jewish community, expect to be asked, "But what about Palestine?" Because now that the shooting has stopped, let the shame grenading begin. Read More »

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Masjid Al-Aqsa

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There can be only one choice for the world's most contested area of land, and that is masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. It is no exaggeration to say that for thousands of years, people have been dying for control over it. For Muslims, it holds a very important place in our heart. It is the 3rd most holy site in Islam. ... Read More »

Change the Life of an Orphan

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Losing a parent means losing a teacher, a mentor, a friend. But in addition to this immeasurable trauma, orphans suffer practical challenges too. Many orphans are left with no one to rely on in poverty-stricken, war-torn countries. They often have to drop out of school, leaving behind their friends—and the last remnants of normal life—to work in their community's lowest ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Taking Action with BDS

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Pre-req | Introduction  | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 We've spent the last few articles describing the apartheid policies implemented by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The obvious question which follows is: so what, what am I to do about it and why? Apart from the obvious moral incumbency of acting to eliminate injustice, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict deserves special attention for a ... Read More »

Empathizing with Catastrophe: Les Misérables and Human Suffering

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Every few decades a story is written that resonates with people across cultures and across histories to create a bridge of understanding spanning centuries of basic human instinct. This story essentially captures the needs, hopes, dreams, and desires that lie deep within our feral souls in spite of a people's shared sorrows. This story shakes us to our core and ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 3

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Pre-req | Introduction  | Part 1 |   Part 2 | Part 3 |  Part 4 | (Note: The Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) refers to the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem which have been under Israeli occupation since 1967 )  Apartheid Roads and Restrictions on Freedom of Movement Israel has created a system of extensive roads in the Palestinian territories, primarily in the West Bank, which connect Jewish ... Read More »

Who Started The Latest Round of Escalation: Gaza Palestinians or Israel? A Timeline.

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Here we go again. Israel has started bombing Gaza using one of the most superior air-force in the world against one of the most inferior resistance in the world. As always, two narratives carry the day. One that is dominant in most Palestine-friendly and neutral countries that decries Israel for everything, from occupation to siege to the use of heavy ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 2

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This article explores the different apartheid policies designed and enforced by Israel in the Palestinian territories to oppress Palestinian Arabs and give preferential treatment to Israeli Jews to maintain the domination of its race. Read More »

5 Examples of Supreme Muslim Tolerance

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As the Western world grapples with the cancerous spread of dangerous Islamophobia in their lands and the Muslim world grapples with tendency to reflexive actions in theirs - we would all do well to remember his [saw] example. Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 1

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Pre-req | Introduction  |   Part I |  Part 2 | Part 3 |  Part 4 “ If I were to change the names, a description of what is happening in Gaza and the West Bank could describe events in South Africa.” — Nobel Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1989  What is Apartheid? Apartheid is the Afrikaans word for 'separateness' or 'separate development'. Historically, it was used to refer to the set ... Read More »

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