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Study suggests US Muslim population unknown to Americans

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Sourceidigitaltimes.com

By: Andrew Whalen

About 1.6 billion of the world’s population are Muslim, collectively comprising the world’s second largest religion and 23 percent of the world’s population. Contrary to popular association, the vast majority of Muslims live in Asia and the Pacific Rim, rather than the Middle East. The Middle Eastern Islamic population is more comparable to Sub-Saharan Africa’s 248 million than Asia’s nearly one billion. But the distribution of Islam throughout the world is not the only perception radically distorted by our current foreign policy and political fixation on Muslim populations. It turns out that most of us don’t even know how many Muslims live in the US.

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As Islamic fashion takes off big players emerge

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By: Branka Prodanovic

Sourcehttp://theconversation.com/

Islamic veiling is a global political issue and the debate tends to move in two different directions: it’s framed as either a matter of the freedom of female self-expression or as emblematic of gender inequality and suppression. Its role as a fashion statement is rarely discussed.

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Noah the Movie: An Islamic Perspective (Video)

info-pictogram1 Noah, a recent hollywood blockbuster, has sparked some curiosity and debate. Some Middle Eastern countries have banned the film. Dr. Shabir Ally compares this hollywood Noah to the Islamic and Biblical prophet Noah.
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