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Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million people since World War Two

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Source: countercurrents.org
By: James A. Lucas

After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. Although Americans understand in the abstract the wisdom of people around the world empathizing with the suffering of one another, such a reminder of wrongs committed by our nation got little hearing and was soon overshadowed by an accelerated “war on terrorism.”

But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. Hopefully, this article will assist in doing that by addressing the question “How many September 11ths has the United States caused in other nations since WWII?” This theme is developed in this report which contains an estimated numbers of such deaths in 37 nations as well as brief explanations of why the U.S. is considered culpable.

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Ma‘rifah: Getting to Know God

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Source: thehumblei.com

When we compare our lifespans, wherein our lives unfold, to the age of the earth or to the visible universe of nearly fourteen billion years, it seems less significant than a drop of water in an endless ocean. To today’s materialists, life holds little significance beyond that of selfish genes and chance mutations (or of exploitation and unfettered consumption). To believers in Allah and His Oneness (tawhid), however, life is seen as a rich tapestry of signs and an arena of tests that grant us the opportunity of knowing Allah and of worshiping Him. I only created jinn and men, stresses Allah in the Qur’an,that they may worship Me. [51:56]

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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.

A Muslim woman explains why she has chosen to wear the Hijab, not out of repression, but liberation

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By: Sultana Yusufali

Source: http://thedeenshow.com

I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of “oppressed female.” The brave individuals who have mustered the courage to ask me about the way I dress usually have questions like: “Do your parents make you wear that?” or “Don’t you find that really unfair?”

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10 Extraordinary Camouflaged Animals

“Camouflage is a set of methods of concealment that allows otherwise visible animals, soldiers, military vehicles, or other objects to remain unnoticed by blending with their environment or by resembling something else.”

Here Are Some Of The Animals That Use This Amazing Technique Called “CAMOUFLAGE” 
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1.Common Baron Caterpillar
The Common Baron caterpillar feeds on mango trees and cashew nuts during its larvae stage, using remarkable camouflage to hide from predators by seemingly disappearing into foliage. Once metamorphosed it transforms into a light brown butterfly.It is a medium-sized nymphalidbutterfly which is a native to India and Southeast Asia.(source)

2. Uroplatus phantasticus

Uroplatus phantasticus, also known as the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko is a species of gecko which is only found in Madagascar. It is an arboreal species that relies on its natural camouflage in the northern and central tropical forests of Madagascar.Other names for it are the eyelash leaf tailed gecko or the fantastic leaf tailed gecko.This creature is a master of disguise and you might have a hard time to distinguish this creature from the leaves since all 9 cm of the gecko literally looks exactly like a leaf, right down to the grungy, dead leaf tail.(wiki)

3. Phasmatodea
The Phasmatodea are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada). The ordinal name is derived from the Greek word phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, and refers to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage can make them extremely difficult to spot. Phasmatodea can be found all over the world in warmer zones, especially the tropics and subtropics. The greatest diversity is found in Southeast Asia and South America, followed by Australia. Phasmids also have a considerable presence in the continental United States, mainly in the Southeast.(wiki)
4. Pygmy Seahorse
A tiny, brightly colored marine animal is an expert camouflage artist and, as the tiniest cousin of the seahorse, is known as the ‘pygmy seahorse’. It takes its name from the fact that it is so tiny, and has often been overlooked by researchers and biologists. Measuring less than an inch in length, it is the smallest seahorse in the world.(source)
5. Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish are sometimes referred to as the “chameleons of the sea” because of their remarkable ability to rapidly alter their skin colour at will. Cuttlefish change colour and pattern to communicate to other cuttlefish, to camouflage themselves and in deimatic display to warn off potential predators.(wiki)
6. Jaguar
The Jaguar (Panthera Oca) is a mysterious animal. Being the largest South American cat, it can live up to 16 years and most species are found in the zoos. The Jaguar lives in the understory, the last or bottom layer in the rain forest, which helps it camouflage with its beautiful fur. The Jaguar’s fur is yellowish- brown in color and coated with irregular black spots. Sometimes people confuse Jaguars with Panthers. They are related, but the Jaguar’s jaw is bigger and its head is heavier.(source)
7. Decorator  Crab
Decorator crabs are crabs of several different species, belonging to the super family Majoidea (not all of which are decorators), that use materials from their environment to hide from or warn off predators. They stick mostly sedentary animals and plants to their bodies as camouflage or, if the attached organisms are noxious, to warn off predators through aposematism.(wiki)
8. Tiger Sharks
These sharks have dark blue or gray backs that blend in with the dark waters near the ocean floor. They also have white or light-yellow bellies that match the light waters near the ocean’s surface. This camouflage makes it hard for other animals to see the sharks, whether they are swimming above or below them. Plus, tiger sharks have stripes on their backs that look like shadows of waves in the water, helping to disguise them even more.(source)
9. Arctic Fox
Scientifically known as the Alopex lagopus, the Arctic fox is also known as the White Fox. Arctic Foxes are found in the Northern hemisphere and mostly live in areas of Northern Canada, Alaska and around the Arctic Circle in the tundra and some coastal areas. The Arctic fox weighs around 2.5 to 9 kg and has a length that measures about 75 to 115 cms. This white fox has been given the name due to its white coat which serves as a camouflage. Once the spring or the summer sets in, this white coat tends to become slightly thinner and the legs along with the back and the tail tend to become slightly brown. Some Arctic foxes even have a bluish coat during the winter season which becomes darker during the summer days.(source)
10. Eastern Screech Owl
The screech owls are about 7 to 10 inches tall and have a wingspan of about 18 to 24 inches. They have either rusty or dark gray intricately patterned plumage with streaking on the underparts. Mid-sized by screech-owl standards, these birds are stocky, short-tailed and broad-winged. They have a large round head with prominent ear tufts, yellow eyes and a yellowish bill. Rusty birds are more common in the southern parts of the range; pairings of the two color variants do occur. A pale gray variation also exists in western Canada and the north-central United States. This coloration helps them get camouflage against the tree bark.(wiki)

Read more: http://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2013/02/10-extraordinary-camouflaged-animals.html#ixzz2vCUwwgw5

Mufti Ismail Menk: Signs of The Hour (Audio)

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info-pictogram1 Many of the signs of the Hour have already occurred or are visible today. They are in accordance to the prophecies of Rasulullah (S.A.W). This is one of the many evidences which further corroborates the prophethood of Rasulullah (S.A.W).

Once the major signs of the Hour start to emerge, they will follow in succession, like beads falling one after another from a necklace once the thread is cut. Rasulullah (S.A.W) said: “Whatever of them (i.e., the signs of the Hour) occurs first, it will soon be followed by the other.” [Muslim]

May Allah give us the ability to prepare for the Day of Judgement and protect us from the trials of The Hour. Ameen,
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