Posts Tagged ‘ Taliban ’

Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

December 26, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Murders so foul that the sky bleeds in pain

No I am not talking about the killings of 20 innocent children and six adults in Newtown, CT. We know the perpetrator of that evil act and we also know that it was a case of madness and a gun culture gone out of control.
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Acts of bravery

October 22, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Acts of bravery

I recall a very special learning experience as I taught last year at an all-inclusive progressive school. I was sitting in a history class with my co-teacher and a cluster of students.
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Malala shooting: Does the BBC share the blame too?

October 17, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Malala shooting: Does the BBC share the blame too?

Malala, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, an activist who was writing a blog on her life and education in frontier Pakistan was shot in her head by the Taliban.
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A 21st century munajat

October 14, 2012
Adnan Morshed
A 21st century <em>munajat</em>

O dear Allah, thank you for listening to me, you are the most merciful. Please, Allah, give Muslims strength to love you instead of fearing you. Please give them courage to follow your path not because of the rewards of heaven
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Posted in Communal Discord, Human Development, Religion, Religious Extremism, Women's Rights | 26 Comments »

The way out of the Afghan abyss

March 21, 2012
David Rohde
The way out of the Afghan abyss

To a growing number of Americans, Afghanistan is a festering pit where the United States has no vital interests.
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Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

January 27, 2012
Kayes Ahmed
Pyramids, “idolatry” and the Salafis

Back in the Middle Ages, AKA, 1987, I had my first glimpse of the pyramids. The pyramids of Giza took my breath away, literally. This was after I have been through the Valley of the Kings and the Luxor ruins and um, the lightshows! Nothing came close to the pyramids of Giza.
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