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Taking the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom from Bad to Worse

The GOP's appointment of prominent purveyors of anti-Muslim hatred to positions on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is both disturbing...
Rafah - Gaza Strip

Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza. Will the world notice?

Fathi Harb should have had something to live for, not least the imminent arrival of a new baby. But last week the 21-year-old extinguished...
No War

World Affairs and Insanity as Entertainment: Are we at the End of Human Morality?

“Certain forms of modern life lead directly to degeneration….in the poor as well the rich, leisure engenders degeneration. Cinemas, concerts, radios, automobiles and athletics...
Disappearing Palestine

Legacy of Sam Nzima’s Iconic Photo Will Live On In Palestine

Nothing could illustrate the stark contrast between a post-1994 democratic South Africa and Israel's apartheid structures than the iconic photo of Hector Pieterson. The picture...
Iftar at Home

Attaining Piety during Ramadan

The Islamic month of Ramadan has come and Muslims are fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Qur'an - the Muslim Holy Scripture:...