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Himalayas: From India/Pakistan to Bhutan & Nepal + Chinese Tibet

Tawang, India. As I sit here at 10,000 feet on the veranda overlooking the cloud-covered mountain range before me, I study over my books on this spectacular mountain range. I am a long way from New York.  Let me share with you what I am learning! The Himalayas is a mountain range in Asia, separating […]

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Indonesia: Islamic Edict Threatens Immunization Efforts

Jakarta, Indonesia. As Indonesia’s health ministry undertakes a huge campaign to immunize 70 million children against rubella and measles, critics say those efforts have been complicated by an edict issued by the country’s top Muslim clerical body, Indonesian Ulema Council, declaring some of the vaccine’s ingredients as forbidden by Islam. While the quasi-governmental body’s edict, […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: Immigrant Doctors in France Save Grand-maman

With Tony Abdel ghany. Provins, France. The entire world seems divided at year-end between the forces of love and hatred. Authoritarian regimes have reared their ugly heads across the planet. Politicians have painted Muslims as evil on two continents. Yet, outside Paris, a good-news story emerges that shows love can in fact triumph over evil. […]

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For Britain’s Muslims, Mayor’s Victory Sign of Change

London, U.K. The election of Sadiq Khan as London’s first Muslim mayor is a sign of changing times for Britain and its population of nearly 3 million Muslims. “He is a Muslim. We are Muslims. This is a great opportunity for the Muslim people,” said Mohammed, a 69-year-old businessman in East London’s largely Muslim Whitechapel […]

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Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama, on his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president, says Americans “too often” conflate Islam with terrorism. U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University on June 4, 2009. Photo: Wikipedia. “We’re one American family,” Obama told Muslim-Americans at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. He said the entire Muslim community […]

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Iraq War Veteran (Muslim) to Be State of the Union Guest

Washington, D.C. It was a phone call Naveed Shah was not expecting. “All of a sudden, this call on Saturday: ‘Is this Naveed Shah? Would you like to be at the State of the Union in the first lady’s box?’  I said, ‘Are you sure you have the right Naveed?’ ” Shah, a Pakistani-American and […]

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Muhammad Ali Denounces Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Washington, D.C. One of the most well-known Muslims in the United States appears to have joined the rising chorus of criticism of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. U.S. boxing great Muhammad Ali. The boxer criticized Republican candidate Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims. Photo: Wikipedia. […]

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