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Letter from America: Thoughts on Oregon Shooting

The world is bleeding with blood, or so it seems. The sad fact is: the victims of this orgy of violence around the globe, often times, have no clue as to why they are getting killed or maimed.

Letter from America: Thoughts on Oregon Shooting
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Letter from America:Is Ben Carson a bigot?

Ben Carson is running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. During an appearance on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday, Sept. 20, NBC's Chuck Todd asked him, "Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?" "No, I do not," Carson responded. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

Letter from America:Is Ben Carson a bigot?
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The Essence of Hajj

This week millions of Muslims have merged into Makkah (in today’s Saudi Arabia) for performing ‘hajj’(pilgrimage). No annual event on the face of the globe, religious or non-religious, compares to hajj in terms of the sheer number of participants, duration of the event and the breadth of agenda. In spite of this fact, it has always remained equally fascinating and mysterious to not only non-Muslims, who are barred from entering the holy city, but also to millions of Muslims, who had not performed hajj.

The Essence of Hajj
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Letter from America: Combating bigotry in Europe

I have noted in the past how religious extremism is on the rise around the globe, which is making the lives of most minorities difficult. It needs to be defeated. So, does fascism.

Letter from America: Combating bigotry in Europe
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Letter from America: War and its profiteers

Who benefits from war? In the last three decades, I have tried to find the answer to this perennial question. All my research have pointed to the merchants of war, or those who are affiliated with the merchandising weapons that kill.

Letter from America: War and its profiteers
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Letter from America: Our Messy, messy world!

Religion is important to most people around the globe. As such, it has been always easy to exploit religion for ulterior motives. But probably never before in the history have we seen so much of abuse of religion or its misrepresentation of values by zealots or extremists.

Letter from America: Our Messy, messy world!
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Letter from America: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's shameful hypocrisy

I had no clue of who Tulsi Gabbard was before reading the news clip that she had introduced a resolution to protect religious minorities in Bangladesh on July 29.

Letter from America: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's shameful hypocrisy
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Letter from America: The Confederate Flag is Down

Friday, July 10, 2015 was a historic moment in the history of the United States of America. On Friday morning just after 10 a.m., the Confederate flag on South Carolina’s (SC) State House grounds was removed. It was an event that was surely overdue for decades. But thanks to the SC politicians, many of whom were overtly racists, if not covertly, and their supporters within the general population, this flag, which has been seen as a symbol of intolerance and racism by all African-Americans, had remained hoisted all these years, until it was brought down last Friday.

Letter from America: The Confederate Flag is Down
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Letter From America: Maung Maung Ohn lies about the Rohingya people

The Outlook India magazine has recently conducted an interview of General Maung Maung Ohn, the chief minister of the Rakhine state of Myanmar. In that he shared his opinions about the Rohingya people who are recognized as the most persecuted people in our planet. During his tenure in office we have seen the exodus of tens of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled the country and have become the ‘boat people’ of our time. He has been a major player in implementing Myanmar government policies that has led to such genocidal activities against the Rohingya people.

Letter From America: Maung Maung Ohn lies about the Rohingya people
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Media Treatment of White Terrorism in the USA

On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was having Bible Study. Hours later, 9 Black church members were shot to death by Dylann Roof, a 21 year old White male.

Media Treatment of White Terrorism in the USA
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