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U.S.-Cuba Trade: a Trojan Horse?

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times this week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discussed some of the lucrative opportunities for American business offered by the recent easing of relations between the U.S. 565 more words


The Nightmare in Haiti

Anti-government protests are raging throughout the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince as President Michel Martelly continues to resist popular demands for political change. Dissidents in the thousands are calling for Martelly’s immediate resignation and for the formation of a provisional consensus government to replace his highly unpopular regime. 1,563 more words


The Impending Executions of the Bali 9

This situation is really perplexing me. I cannot get my head around how I feel about it and I have been trying to for days. 595 more words

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Questions and Faith

A quality regularly celebrated in the Western world is that of asking questions, whether out of curiosity or scepticism. For example, my dad got a popular science book for Christmas entitled, … 709 more words


Cuban Exodus

The recent resumption of formal diplomatic relations between the governments of the United States and Cuba after more than 50 years of hostility has given rise to fears in both Cuba and southern Florida that the current rules regarding Cuban immigration to the U.S. 576 more words


How to Give A Productive Da'wah

Before stepping into the field of Da’wah: Recheck your intention again and again

Alhamdulillah, you have finally decided to pursue something that will be a huge source of sadaqa jaariya for you.
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Freedom of Speech, the Gospel, and Calling Out Evil

(image via http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis)

The Pope’s comments on the Charlie Hebdo massacre are disheartening because of the exception he apparently made for violence in the face of behavior that is considered insulting by others toward Islam. 1,098 more words

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