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Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

ABA, Nigeria — Horror calls down to us from northern Nigeria. Most of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels last spring are still unaccounted for. On Nov. 10, Boko Haram bombed a high school in Potiskum, killing at least 48 children. Last month, the group killed 48 fish vendors near the border with… Continue reading Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria

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Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

LONDON — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda significantly strengthened Africa’s antigay movement on Monday, signing into law a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases, according to government officials. The move came weeks after Mr. Museveni’s Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, took similar steps in his own country, threatening offenders… Continue reading Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

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Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

There are two subjects Russians talk about a lot: history and geography. In recent days, there’s been much public discussion of both. Russian officials and the media have been constantly recalling “Yugoslavia – 1999”, “Iraq – 2003” and “Libya – 2011” as examples of Western military intervention which resulted in regime change. The suspicion in… Continue reading Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

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Cindy Lee Garcia, Actress in ‘Innocence of Muslims’, Sues Producers and YouTube

LOS ANGELES – An actress in an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world sued a California man linked to its production on Wednesday for fraud and slander, saying she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia, who also named Google Inc and its… Continue reading Cindy Lee Garcia, Actress in ‘Innocence of Muslims’, Sues Producers and YouTube

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More Provocation: French Magazine Publishes More Caricatures of Prophet Mohammed

A French satirical magazine has published controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday as worldwide protests continue against a US film. France announced it would close embassies and schools in around 20 countries, fearing violence.

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Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React?

How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad (SAW) or should we even react at all? Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse.  From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what’s most noteworthy is the enormity of the response.  Despite the… Continue reading Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React?

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Photos from ‘Anti-Islam Film Protests’ Around The World

“This is the start of a serious movement that must continue all over the Muslim world in defense of the Prophet of God (PBUH)… As long as there’s blood in us, we will not remain silent over insults against our Prophet (PBUH).” – Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah From Pakistan…

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film amid mystery over movie and its makers

LOS ANGELES — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in managing and providing logistics for the production.

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