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One Jewish Woman’s Fight for Palestine

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Featured, Hot Topics, International Affairs | 9 comments

One Jewish Woman’s Fight for Palestine

One Jewish Woman’s Fight for Palestine By: Yasmin Mogahed For Jennifer Loewenstein, April 19, 2002 was a “waking nightmare”. She stood silent at the edge of the camp, in disbelief–and horror. Listening to the sound of wailing, she watched as medical workers lay out the bodies of the dead. The corpses, wrapped in white, were loaded onto the back of a pick-up truck. “I will never forget this time,” Loewenstein recalls. “I stayed in the camp for two days, picking through the ruins and debris of people’s former lives–watching children and families look for their...

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Response to Violence Overseas

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Featured, Hot Topics, International Affairs, Media, Prophet Muhammad | 5 comments

Response to Violence Overseas

What is my response to the recent violence overseas? Well, it depends who I’m addressing: To my Muslim brothers and sisters, I say: The violence is wrong, and only helps the cause of those who want to insult Islam and the Prophet (pbuh). To the media and all those who’d like to make the world believe that Muslims are flipping out over cartoons and movies, I say: This anger wasn’t born a week ago over a movie. It is rooted in decades of humiliation and oppression. To employ the old cliche, the cartoons and movies just serve as straws that break the camel’s back. Photo...

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Be Muslim–But Only in Moderation

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Hot Topics, International Affairs, Islamic Matters, Media, Other | 3 comments

In his first 2004 presidential debate, Senator John Kerry began the night in the favor-of-the-day. Answering his first question, Kerry explained that America needed to isolate the “radical Islamic Muslims”. “I have a better plan to be able to fight the war on terror by … beginning to isolate the radical Islamic Muslims, not have them isolate the United States of America.” At first, the statement sounded redundant-even uneducated. A Muslim is, by definition, a follower of Islam, and is therefore, by definition, “Islamic”. Saying “Islamic...

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Facebook: The Hidden Danger

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Entertainment, Featured, Hot Topics, Media | 14 comments

Facebook: The Hidden Danger

    We live in an iWorld. Surrounded by iPhones, iPads, MYspace, YOUtube, the focus is clear: Me, my, I. One need not look far to see this obsession with the self. In order to sell, advertisers must appeal to the ego. For example, many ads appeal to the part of us that loves power and being in charge. DirectTV tells you: “Don’t watch TV, direct TV!” Yogurtland says: “You rule! Welcome to the land of endless yogurt possibilities, where you rule the portions, the choices and the scene.” But advertisers aren’t the only ones who appeal to our ego. There is a global...

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