Charlie Hebdo: We cannot let the Paris murderers define Islam
By: Ed Husain
The killing of journalists in Paris on Wednesday was not only an attack on France but also an assault on Islam and the very freedoms that allow 30 million Muslims to prosper in the west.
Free speech is not a western concept: it is a universal craving of the human soul. The gunmen ran away shouting that they were “avenging the prophet Muhammad”. How dare they? We cannot let the murderers define Islam.
In sixth-century Mecca, it was the prophet Muhammad who fought for free speech to proclaim one God as the creator of life and worthy of worship. The city’s pagans were his violent persecutors.
Waiting For The Bombs To Fall: Life In Gaza During War (Video)
On July 8th 2014 Israel launched a 7-week military assault on the Gaza Strip. AJ+ followed three Palestinians living through the war: a doctor at Al-Shifa Hospital, a student at the Islamic University of Gaza and the first female spokesperson for the Hamas government. We follow these three twenty-somethings as they cope with the chaos and uncertainty caused by the bombardment. And we watch as they each try to help Gaza in very different ways.
Student carries mattress with her as a protest against rape (Video)
As long as her alleged rapist goes to Columbia, Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, plans on carrying a navy blue, extra-long twin-sized mattress wherever she goes. Entitled “Carry That Weight,” the mattress is both the visual art major’s senior thesis and a step in her journey to come to terms with her experience. Over the past year, Sulkowicz has become a prominent critic of the University’s sexual assault adjudication policies, retelling her story to various administrators and media organizations to raise awareness.
Mufti Menk “Attacked”
By: Faizel Patel
A group of men have attempted to assault renowned Zimbabwean scholar, Mufti Ismail Menk. The incident took place at the Overport City Shopping Centre in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday evening, 18th August.
Over 300 Survivors and Descendants of Survivors of Victims of the Nazi Genocide Condemn Israel’s Assault on Gaza
Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of Nazi genocide unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza
327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide have signed this letter written in response to Elie Wiesel’s manipulation of the Nazi Genocide to attempt to justify the attacks on Gaza.
Israeli airstrikes kill 38 despite Palestinian ceasefire offer
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 38 Palestinians died on Thursday as Israeli planes bombarded Gaza for the second day in a row after a temporary ceasefire fell apart after weeks of fighting, as the Palestinian negotiations delegation accused Israel of failing to respond to an offer for peace.
Gaza hospitals unable to cope with casualties (Video)
Children and families in Gaza are bearing the brunt of Israel’s assault. Some families have almost been completely wiped out. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Gaza City. A warning that some viewers may find some of the images disturbing.
Busting the Israeli occupation one-liners
By: Sara Saleh
Israel’s war on Gaza is as much about oppression as it is about public relations, and winning the propaganda battle. Sara Saleh unravels the spin.
Two weeks into the current Israeli assault on Gaza, known as Operation Protective Edge, and it seems much of Israel’s rationale has been recycled.
Shujayea: Massacre at Dawn (Video)
Amid a renewed cycle of escalating tensions and violence, Israel launched a military offensive on the Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014.
On the 13th day of the assault on Gaza, Israel intensified its campaign with a ground offensive. The densely populated district of Shujayea in Gaza City came under intense bombardment
Filmmakers: Amjad Almalki and Ahmad Ashour