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The faith of an entire group is not determined by one man

from Malaysia:

Ikmal Rozlan –
January 21, 2019

According to comments by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang at a recent seminar, any Muslim who wants religion to be an exclusively private affair is a “deviant”, someone who does not follow the tenets of Islam. 578 more words

Asia

Dr M: Trump bars Mexicans, what’s wrong if we bar Israelis?

AFP –
January 22, 2019

VIENNA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today again defended Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes, likening it to US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. 72 more words

Asia

12 Days at Sea

Hello everyone! It’s been about two weeks since I last posted since I’m currently traveling the long stretch to Japan from Hawaii but I wanted to share with you all what exactly happens on the ship! 717 more words

Asia

Another Gili Day, Maldives (2017)

We spent the next day fully relaxing mode. The weather wasn’t perfect (it wasn’t raining, but a bit overcast). But after that it was full on sun the rest of our trip. 237 more words

Travel

Neanderthals were having sex and spreading cancer-causing HPVs thousands of years ago

Cancer-causing human papillomaviruses (HPVs) diverged from their most recent common ancestors approximately half a million years ago, roughly coinciding with the timing of the split between archaic Neanderthals and modern Homo sapiens, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Zigui Chen of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Robert Burk of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and colleagues. 268 more words

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