Reflections on Chapel Hill Shooting: A Great Legacy ~ Dr. Yasir Qadhi


Source: Yasir Qadhi’s Youtube Page Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi shares his thoughts on the Chapel Hill shootings and the great legacy left behind by our brother Deah Barakat (age 23), his wife Yusor Barakat (age 21), and her sister Razan Muhammad (age 19), who were brutally murdered earlier this week. Deah and his wife were newlyweds. The entire family was

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Why We Need to Talk About the Chapel Hill Shooting


Source: By Zeena Mubarak Last Tuesday, a gunman entered a private residence and shot and killed three students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their names were Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. All three of the victims were Muslims, the two girls visibly so, because they chose to wear hijab, the traditional Muslim

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The Chapel Hill Shooting Was Anything But a Dispute Over Parking


Source: MIC.COM By Nathan Lean The shooting deaths of three Muslim university students last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has ignited a firestorm of debate about the killer’s motives. According to his neighbors, Craig Stephen Hicks, the 46-year-old charged with murdering Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha, was an angry man hostile towards religion, irritated by noise in his

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ICNA Offers Condolences in NC Killings, Calls For Full Investigation


Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) extends its deepest condolences to the families of three Muslim students who were shot and killed execution style in North Carolina yesterday. Yusor Mohammad, 21, her husband Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and her sister Razan Mohammad AbuSalha, 19 were shot at the North Carolina State University parking lot. Deah was a

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These Eight Charts Show Why Racial Equality Is a Myth in America


Source: Published: May 22, 2014 Ta-Nehisi Coates’ cover story at The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” published last night — and the subject of this week’s Moyers & Companyinterview — shows how dramatically the legacy of slavery and centuries of legalized and institutionalized racism have held back our country’s African-American population. In 2014, there still very much exists what in

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CIA Torture Report Fast Facts

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Source: CNN.COM Here’s some background information about the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA and its detention and interrogation program. Facts: The report is the result of an investigation into six years of detention and “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the CIA against suspected terrorists in secret sites around the world. The 525-page report is a

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New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%


Source: Published: Monday, 19 January 2015 Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%. Ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in

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Source: The Intercept The first word of Guantánamo Diary is a black bar. The book, in which Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells of his odyssey through overseas prisons and his torture and abuse by the US and its counterterrorism allies, is pockmarked with redactions left by military censors. The diary was finally published last week, more than nine years

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Breaking Taboos, BDS Gains Ground Among Academics


Source: By David Palumbo-Liu Most academic organizations have been wary of discussing, much less endorsing, the academic boycott of Israel. But things have changed since April 2013, when the Association of Asian American Studies became the first academic organization to answer the call for solidarity from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) emanating out of Palestinian civil society.

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A ‘Guantanamo Diary’ From A Prisoner Still On The Inside


Source: NPR.ORG Audio: Listen to the Story Mohamedou Ould Slahi joined the rebels in Afghanistan in the early 1990s, was seized in his native Mauritania a decade later, and was sent to Jordan, where he was held for months. He eventually landed at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, where he remains. Today, he’s the first man still imprisoned at Guantanamo

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