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Is Shariah law harsh? – Nouman Ali Khan (Video)

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Syrian ‘hero boy’ video faked by Norwegian director

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Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the ‘Syrian hero boy‘ who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real.

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30 Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/happy-children-playing/

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos. These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go.

Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. For us adults, it’s important not to let our world-weary and jaded experience stifle our childish hopefulness and imagination!

INDONESIA

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Image credits: Gede Lila KantianaI Gede Lila KantianaIpoenk Graphic

RUSSIA

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Image credits: Elena ShumilovaСветлана Квашина

BURKINA FASO

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Image credits: Òscar Tardío

MYANMAR

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Image credits: Chan Kwok Hung

TAJIKISTAN

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Image credits: Damon Lynch

INDIA

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Image credits: Mukund ImagesSudharsan RavikumarSandee Pachetan

VIETNAM

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Image Credits: HT KëñShï

GHANA

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Image credits: Terry White

ESTONIA

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Image credits: Elika Hunt

THAILAND

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Image credits: Sarawut Intarob

SOUTH AFRICA

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Image credits: tinosoriano.comMuhammed Muheisen

PERU

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Image credits: Enrique Castro-Mendivil

ETHIOPIA

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Image credits: Csilla Zelko

ITALY

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Image credits: Michael Potyomin

USA

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Image credits: Jake Olson

INDONESIA #2

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Image Credits: Mio CadeHendrik PriyantoJames KhooRio Rinaldi Rachmatullah

UGANDA

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Image credits: John Van Den Hende

ROMANIA

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Image credits: Elena Simona Craciun

RUSSIA #2

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Image credits: Elena Shumilova

Aurangzeb and Islamic Rule in India

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Source: lostislamichistory.com

When historians look back at Muslim rule in India, their perspective greatly shapes the way they present historical characters. Some people are seen as great and enlightened leaders, while others are ruthless tyrants. No one is more controversial than the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir, who ruled from 1658 to 1707.

By Hindus and Sikhs, he is seen as a cruel and ruthless emperor that restricted freedoms and imposed a religiously intolerant regime on the people. By Muslims he is seen as a devoted and religious-minded just sultan. This article will look past the rhetoric about Aurangzeb to understand him as a Muslim ruler in a Hindu-dominated country.

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The Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Island (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 The Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts in 2010, with a stunning display of the Northern Lights in the background, Iceland.

The Arab Revolt of World War One

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Source: http://lostislamichistory.com/

No war has had as big an impact on the modern Middle East as the First World War, which lasted from 1914-1918. The war signaled the end of the Ottoman Empire, a major world power since the fifteenth century, and the final victory of Western European imperialism. In the aftermath of the war, almost the entire Muslim world was occupied by foreign forces, something that had never happened before, not during the Crusades, the Mongol invasion, or the Spanish Reconquista. One of the most important (and most debated) aspects of WWI was the revolt of the Arabs against the Ottoman Empire. Was this revolt a manifestation of overwhelming Arab resistance to the Turkish Ottoman Empire, or just a small band of warriors who did not represent Arab sentiment at large?

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Over TEN THOUSAND Palestinians killed or injured by Israel

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Source: http://foa.org.uk/

As Israel’s attack on the Gaza Strip comes close to 4 weeks, the official Palestinian death toll is 1,650 (over 200 more than were killed by Israel in Cast Lead) and 8,900 have been injured.

For many, this conflict makes no sense and Israel’s arguments that it is to stop rocket attacks is unconvincing. This brief update will provide an overview of the overwhelming death and destruction caused by Israel to the Gaza Strip, beginning with the context of the war.

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The Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe of 1948

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One of the most jarring and important events of recent Islamic history has been the Arab-Israeli Conflict. This conflict is multifaceted, complex, and is still one of the world’s most problematic issues in international relations. One aspect of this conflict is the refugee problem that began in 1948, with the creation of the State of Israel. Over 700,000 Palestinians became refugees that year, in what is known as the “Nakba”, which is Arabic for catastrophe. 

Background

In the 1800s, a new nationalistic movement was born in Europe. Zionism was a political movement advocating the creation of a Jewish state. Many Jews believed having their own state was necessary in the face of discrimination and oppression by Europeans. After debating where to create this new state should exist at the First Zionist Congress in 1897, the Zionist movement decided to aim at creating their state in Palestine, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. The sultan/caliph of the Ottoman Empire, Abdülhamid II, refused to accept this, even in the face of a 150 million British pound payment proposed by Theodor Herzl, the founder of the Zionist movement, in exchange for ownership of Palestine.

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