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American Submitter: The Key To Knowledge (Audio Podcast)

Source: americansubmitter.org

The Wikipedia entry of Menlo Park, California literally begins with the words “Menlo Park is an affluent suburb”. Apparently 21% of Menlo Park residents work at Facebook. In any case, it’s still in many ways a typical nice and quiet suburb of America. I know this because I’ve been there. I went there to visit my friend Scott.

Scott grew up in Menlo Park and he and I currently study at an Islamic liberal arts college in Berkeley, California called Zaytuna College. In this episode we get to hear about his life, his existential struggles,  and the journey which eventually led him to Islam and now to Zaytuna College.

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French Director Converts to Islam After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

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Source: moroccoworldnews.com

Rabat – French director Isabelle Matic announced on her Facebook page on January 11 that she converted to Islam, only a few days after Charlie Hebdo Paris attacks.

“Today, I passed through the first pillar of Islam,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“I testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is His messenger,” she added.

After her announcement, Matic posted on Facebook more statements explaining her conversion to Islam. Following the “massacre of Charlie Hebdo” and other event that have targeted France, the French director announced that she became a Muslim.

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Investigation: Twitter and Facebook ‘allowing Islamophobia’

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By: Oliver Wright

Sourceindependent.co.uk

Twitter and Facebook are refusing to take down hundreds of inflammatory Islamophobic postings from across their sites despite being alerted to the content by anti-racism groups, an investigation by The Independent has established.

The number of postings, some of which accuse Muslims of being rapists, paedophiles and comparable to cancer, has increased significantly in recent months in the aftermath of the Rotherham sex-abuse scandal and the murder of British hostages held by Isis.

The most extreme call for the execution of British Muslims – but in most cases those behind the abuse have not had their accounts suspended or the posts removed.

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Mufti Menk – LOL! Social Media (Audio)

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Digital Insanity: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me (Video)

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WISH – Women In Solidarity with Hijabis

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Stand in solidarity with Australian Muslim women by posting your photo donning a hijab with the hashtag #WISH Women in Solidarity with Hijabis.

Pass The Knowledge Report: Top Social Media comments on 9/11 (Video)

Halal and Haram on Social Media

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Source: http://maestrouzy.com

By: Uzman Muhajir

Numerous Facebook notifications as usual. Click, click, click. Friends abuzz, annoying-funny-repetitive posts all over your news feed. Just another day on your profile. Messages are next in line for your attention. Click, comment, click, comment. Okay, done… oh, look a message in “other”, who is it you wonder? And with that your nafs begins to find entertainment from this prospect, stroking your ego, amusing you even if you feel somewhat violated from the message of “Salam” or “Alaykumsalam” or “Hey (and your name), how are you?”. This is what social media is, an endless space. With an endless amount of people, and a major platform for communication.But what kind of communication?

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Woman Dies 30 Seconds Later Due To Ice Water Challenge!

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Source: huzlers.com

Latasha Brown accepted a friendly online challenge invite from her best friend via Facebook the challenge is to toss a bucket of ice cold water over your body. Latashs Brown died from hypothermia 30 seconds later her frozen body was rushed the the hospital where coroner Will Jackson declared her death.

Forty-year-old Willis Tepania, a father from Kaitaia, reportedly died of a cardiac arrest, five hours after participating in the ice challenge, which also included consuming nearly a liter of bourbon. You can read that full story at ibtimes.com.