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The world in solidarity with Palestine (IMAGE)

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What a sight to see…The world in solidarity with Palestine… #FreePalestine

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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Why is tweeting #FreePalestine such a political bomb for celebrities like Rihanna?

As the conflict in Gaza rages on, many people around the world are taking to social media to express their views on the decades long situation in the Middle East.

By: Santilla Chingaipe

Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/

Among them, are some big celebrities.

One of the hashtags that’s been not only the most used, but perhaps also more controversial, is the ‘#FreePalestine’ hashtag which people are using to show their sympathies in the favour of the Palestinians.

Zayn Malik of the British boy band One Direction has been the latest to voice his concern when he posted “#FreePalestine” on his Twitter account last week.

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Popstar Rihanna also tweeted the hashtag, only to delete it several few minutes later after receiving a barrage of abusive messages.

Antony Lowenstein is an independent journalist and author and also a prolific tweeter.

He spoke to Santilla Chingaipe about what the hashtag means.