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Terrorism and Some Hard Truths for the US


 by Lawrence Davidson Part I – World War on ISIS I was waiting for a doctor’s appointment with only the magazine rack for company. I usually don’t pay much attention to news magazines, seeing as how the range of politically acceptable points of view are pretty narrow in such sources. However, with time on my hands, I picked up Time …

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Sorry, JK Rowling, You’re Wrong over The Israel Boycott


By Ramzy Baroud There is a possibility that you have heard of the famed British author, J.K. Rowling, writer of the popular fantasy series ‘Harry Potter’. While I knew of her books – through my teenage kids – I knew little about the author herself, until recently. Using generalised, ambiguous terminology that offered little by way of compelling Israel to …

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8 Canadian Arabs Elected in the new Parliament


This year in the federal elections in Canada, a record eight parliamentarians from Arab background were elected. Below  you will find interesting facts on the winners : Omar Alghabra: Omar Alghabra is a Saudi Arabian born Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Mississauga—Erindale in the Canadian House of Commons from 2006 to 2008. He is the former president of the Canadian Arab Federation, and senior policy advisor to Justin …

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Palestine, the alternate universe


By : Amer Zahr There’s no reason to think there’s anything wrong. Almost no reason. Except for one thing. There’s a military occupation going on. Forty-eight years later, unfortunately, this still has to be explained. And I don’t want to try to explain it to you by exploring international law or geopolitics. Wikipedia has that pretty well covered. Instead, let’s …

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‘I Can’t Believe I’ve Lost My Family’

A man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Human Rights Watch By: Belkis Wille Walid al-Ibbi, 35, a barber from Saada city in northwest Yemen, is one of only four members of his family left alive. A few days ago, he sat with me in a garden in Sanaa, the capital, sharing pictures of his late wife and daughters. Over and over he repeated the words, “I can’t believe …

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CAIR Releases Report on Islamophobia in Midterm Elections


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/6/2014) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released a snapshot report on incidents of Islamophobia in the 2014 mid-election. Highlights of the report include:  * The most significant anti-Islam action of the 2014 midterm election, Alabama’s Amendment 1, was approved by voters. Alabama is the eighth state …

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US general says moderate Syrian rebel force needs time


Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on Friday said that a Syrian rebel force consisting of 12,000-15,000 will be required to push back extremists from the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria, a number that is three times the number of combatants that will be trained by the US. Dempsey offered the estimate and said …

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Iraq: rights group alleges campaign of mass murder committed against Sunni prisoners


International rights group Human Rights Watch said that Iraq’s security forces and militia aligned with the government seem to have illegally executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners in six Iraqi villages and cities since June 9th, 2014. Most of Iraqi militia and security forces are Shiites. According to the rights group, in all cases but one, the executions took place …

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Scientists Discover That Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration & Fights Cancer


by Arjun Walia A number of ancient health practices are proving to be effective in multiple ways. We recently posted an article about meditation, and how neuroscience can now explain what happens to the brain when we meditate. Now, scientists have discovered the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system. The study …

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Grad students combine research and Islam to promote good health

From left to right: Asim Siddiqi, Naushin Sholapur and Qasim

Two McMaster graduate students were wrapping up a community presentation on mental health when members of the audience began approaching them, in tears. The audience had just experienced an eye-opening discussion in which some had learned that symptoms they had battled privately were in fact the hallmarks of recognized conditions such as depression and anxiety, and that treatment was readily …

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