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Long Lost MLK Speech Discovered (Video)

info-pictogram1 Derek Bolin, a UCLA graduate student, recently salvaged and digitized speeches from the ’50s. He found this long-lost speech from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered to UCLA students just after the march from Selma in 1965. It still resonates.

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Documentary: The Slum – Storm Rising (Video)

info-pictogram1 Lives are lost and homes and businesses destroyed when a tropical storm hits the Philippines.
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Temporary homes arrive to Gaza yesterday

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Temporary homes arrive to Gaza today to support families that lost their homes in the last Gaza war.

NEVER FORGET: MY SON’S 9/11 HOMEWORK PROJECT – REMEMBERING WHAT THEY WANT US TO FORGET

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Source: muslimmatters.org

By: Hena Zuberi

Yesterday my son brought home a school project on 9/11 and he couldn’t understand why I snapped at him—’#NeverForget‘ is not just a slogan. Today I apologized to him for not giving him an interview about where I was and what are my worst memories of the day, and what exactly happened on 9/11. He said, “It’s okay, Mama. My sisters told me your about friend, Rahma.”

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My dearest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones during September 11

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By: Mohammed Zeyara

My name is Mohammed Zeyara. I am a Canadian Muslim originally from Gaza, Palestine. Whether 9/11 was planned by the CIA or by extremist Muslims; who do not represent Islam. I would like to send my dearest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones during September 11.

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An incredible Ottoman map of the United States from 1803 (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 An incredible Ottoman map of the United States from 1803. Most state names are visible, along with major Native American tribes to the West.

US girl shoots gun instructor in the head (Video)

info-pictogram1 The gun culture in the US is back in the spotlight after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor at an Arizona shooting range.The child was being shown how to fire the weapon, but lost control when it was switched to automatic.Al Jazeera’s Jennifer London reports from Los Angeles.

45 years after the 1967 war: How the Arabs lost Jerusalem

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By: Ali Younes

Source: http://www.alarabiya.cc

This past June marked the 45th anniversary of the Arab defeat of the 1967 war. War is normally measured by its final outcome, but many individual heroes faithfully gave up their lives for the Arab side, defending the honor of their nations. The actions of those men deserve to be highlighted and explained, especially the contributions of the Pakistani pilot Saiful Azam and the brave Jordanian soldiers of the battle of Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem.

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Did Russia Really Promise Crimea To Turkey?

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Source: http://lostislamichistory.com/

As the current dispute over control of the Crimean Peninsula between Russia and Ukraine intensifies, there’s a claim making the rounds online that, if true, could have major repercussions for the region today. Most versions of the story claim that after Russia annexed Crimea in 1783, it signed a treaty which promised that if Crimea ever declared independence, it would automatically be transferred to the Ottoman Empire.

On March 11, 2014, the Supreme Council of Crimea declared its independence from Ukraine in the aftermath of the Euromaidan protests and the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. That would mean that according to the 231 year old treaty’s provisions, the Crimean Peninsula would now legally belong to Turkey (the successor state to the Ottoman Empire). Many of the articles making this claim online have sensationalist headlines that declare that Crimea should now belong to Turkey or that Turkey now finds itself in the middle of the dispute between Ukraine and Russia. But is there any truth to this claim?

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