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Calgary Launches First Anti-Hate Task Force

Dozens of Calgarians of different religious, racial, and cultural backgrounds have come together to launch the city’s first anti-hate task force, Global News reported. “Coming together is for our children our community,” Mukarram Zaidi with the Think for Action think tank said. “If we want to live together, we have to respect and love. We have to respect each other‘s culture and ... Read More »

Muslim Youth Embrace Islamic Pride in Houston

Assalam Regards At his Houston-area high school, 17-year-old Mohamad Alwan is one of the students spreading the word about the newly formed Muslim Student Association (MSA). The new group, which was only formed this school year, boasts about 30 Muslim students and even a sprinkling of non-Muslims. “We (Muslims) can’t hide in the shadows,” Mohamad, a junior, told AboutIslam.net. “We have to ... Read More »

US: Muslims face most discrimination

US: Muslims face most discrimination 9th Mar 2019 By Umar Farooq   WASHINGTON (AA): Muslims face more discrimination than any other religious group in the United States, according to a poll of registered voters published Friday. Conducted by political website The Hill and market research and consulting services company HarrisX, it found that 85 percent of respondents believe Muslims face ... Read More »

Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend

The billionaire financier Tom Barrack was caught in a bind. In April 2016, his close friend Donald J. Trump was about to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. But Mr. Trump’s outspoken hostility to Muslims — epitomized by his call for a ban on Muslim immigrants — was offending the Persian Gulf princes Mr. Barrack had depended on for decades as ... Read More »

The politics of holding hands

Donald Trump, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In have all embraced the ceremonial patting of palms in recent months. But is there something more calculating at play?  A new form of physical intimacy has swept the political world in recent months. Reaching out across borders, nationalities, political allegiances and 65-year-old civil wars, it would appear that hand ... Read More »

8 Tips for High School Graduates

Over three-million (link is external) high school students are graduating this spring in the United States. Many of them will head to university in the fall. The transition from high school to college is a major one, and successful adjustment to college has lifelong implications. College adjustment comes in different forms including adjustment to the academic workload of college, engaging ... Read More »

U.S. urges China to account for the ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States urges China to make a full public account of those killed, detained or who went missing during a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The Chinese government sent tanks to quell the June 4, 1989 protests, and has never released a ... Read More »

Doctor: Trump dictated letter that proclaimed he’d be ‘healthiest’ president

President Trump’s personal doctor admitted on Tuesday that he did not write the hyperbolic 2015 letter that proclaimed Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” “He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Dr. Harold Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday. “I just made it up as I went along.” Bornstein recently revealed that three ... Read More »

Donald Trump Hails Astronaut Kalpana Chawla as Inspiration for Millions of American Girls

Chawla, who was born in Karnal and emigrated to the US with an aeronautical engineering degree from Punjab Engineering College, died in 2003 on her second mission when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to earth.] United States President Donald Trump has hailed the late Indian American astronaut Kalpana Chawla as an inspiration for millions of American girls. “Chawla’s ... Read More »

Feminism: Changing the Way Our Society Views Women

Feminism is about changing the way the world perceives the strength of a woman “Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings”- Unknown I recently returned from a trip to Peru and during my four-week stay, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the local village of Pucamarca which is ... Read More »