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No, Donald Trump. We’re not Barring Muslims from Entering Country

Dec 8, 2015 by Hillary Clinton Washington, D.C. Donald Trump has made a name for himself in this election by trafficking in prejudice and paranoia. Now he says he wants to stop all Muslims from entering the United States. It’s a shameful idea. It’s also dangerous. At a time when America should be doing everything we […]

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Global Outcry Grows Over Trump’s Proposal to Ban Muslims

London, U.K. An international backlash grew Wednesday against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, with nearly 250,000 Britons signing an online petition that calls for the real estate mogul to be banned from entering their country. Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action […]

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Untold South Asian Stories at IAAC Literary Festival in New York

New York, N.Y. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), did not sleep much last month – though she seldom does. Aroon Shivdasani, Executive and Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), welcomes attendees. Photo: Shashwat Gupta. Perhaps because throughout the year she coordinates the New York Indian Film Festival […]

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Muslims Around World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr – Including U.S. Soldiers

Jakarta, Indonesia.  Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Worshipers gathered in mosques in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, to begin the celebrations Thursday. Iraqi Muslims exchange greetings after the Eid dawn prayers outside mosque on the first day of […]

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Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC’s Indo-American Arts Council

New York, N.Y.  Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half her life. Her vision is to make Indian culture accessible to Americans across a broad spectrum, encompassing film, music, dance, theater, fine arts, sculpture – any medium in which the Indian […]

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Gaza: Not Immune To Swine Flu (H1N1)

By Omar Ghraieb in Gaza, edited by Jim Luce in New York. Following the global pandemic known as Swine Flu (H1N1) in most parts of the world, Gazans started to believe they might be immune to its ravages.  Their sense of assurance ended this month — on December 6 — when the first swine flu […]

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