‘I Emphatically Refuse’: Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic Terrorism

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FAITH‘I Emphatically Refuse’: Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic TerrorismDec. 29, 2015 9:38am Carly Hoilman3.6KSHARESShare ThisTweet ThisThe deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States.Rana Elmir wrote that she’s “consistently and aggressively asked” to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. “I emphatically refuse,” she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.The op-ed was titled: “Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I’m Muslim.”Elmir, who lectures on issues related to Islamophobia, free speech and the intersection of race, faith and gender, asserted that she “will not…
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Animal Study Points to Drug Duo That Might Aid Injured Brains to Bounce Back

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Animal Study Points to Drug Duo That Might Aid Injured Brains to Bounce BackCan two everyday drugs prevent irreversible harm from traumatic brain injury?STAFFBy Gary Stix on October 23, 2015  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on RedditEmailPrintShare viaGoogle+Stumble Upon ThinkstockA blow to the head generates a hail of free radicals and inflammatory molecules that can cause lasting damage if left unchecked.  A drug that could be administered within hours, or even a day or more after the injury, could help soldiers, athletes, and everyone really.A report at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago this week showed that mice treated within hours after a lab-induced injury with a combination of an antibiotic and an antioxidant could avoid some of the neural chaos that results from a concussive blow. The apparent effectiveness of the drugs persisted even if…
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Muslim man shows true spirit of Christmas by delivering presents to homeless people

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Muslim man shows true spirit of Christmas by delivering presents to homeless people15:02, 25 DEC 2015UPDATED 15:03, 25 DEC 2015BY JON LIVESEYAs a Muslim, Nubaid Haroon, aka Rambo Vlogs, doesn't celebrate Christmas, but he's taken to the streets to "spread love" among rough-sleepers    SHARES  5COMMENTSSubscribe CLICK TO PLAY     Play0:00/0:48 FullscreenMuteShare    A Muslim man on a mission to "spread peace and love" has captured the true spirit of Christmas - by delivering presents to homeless people.Nubaid Haroon, also known as Rambo Vlogs on social media, filmed himself giving blankets to people sleeping rough on the streets this winter.At the beginning of his YouTube clip , he admits that, as a Muslim, he doesn't particularly celebrate Christmas, but wanted to enter into the giving spirit.He is then seen presenting festively wrapped blankets to less fortunate people, including Catherine, who has been homeless for 21…
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Muslim man shows true spirit of Christmas by delivering presents to homeless people

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Muslim man shows true spirit of Christmas by delivering presents to homeless people15:02, 25 DEC 2015UPDATED 15:03, 25 DEC 2015BY JON LIVESEYAs a Muslim, Nubaid Haroon, aka Rambo Vlogs, doesn't celebrate Christmas, but he's taken to the streets to "spread love" among rough-sleepers    SHARES  5COMMENTSSubscribe CLICK TO PLAY     Play0:00/0:48 FullscreenMuteShare    A Muslim man on a mission to "spread peace and love" has captured the true spirit of Christmas - by delivering presents to homeless people.Nubaid Haroon, also known as Rambo Vlogs on social media, filmed himself giving blankets to people sleeping rough on the streets this winter.At the beginning of his YouTube clip , he admits that, as a Muslim, he doesn't particularly celebrate Christmas, but wanted to enter into the giving spirit.He is then seen presenting festively wrapped blankets to less fortunate people, including Catherine, who has been homeless for 21…
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Muslim volunteer group serves 1,000 meals to homeless on Christmas Eve

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Muslim volunteer group serves 1,000 meals to homeless on Christmas Eve Volunteers with the American Muslim Voice Foundation spent Christmas Eve serving a thousand meals to the homeless at Loaves & Fishes. December 24, 2015Frances Wang12:28 p.m. PST December 25, 2015(Photo: ABC10)CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREVolunteers with the American Muslim Voice Foundation spent Christmas Eve serving a thousand meals to the homeless at Loaves & Fishes.Some food items include baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes. From buying the groceries, to preparing the food, to actually serving the meals, the volunteers were busy all day."Giving one day of our time isn't that much" first-time volunteer Kiran Fareed said. "Seeing the smiles on everyone's faces the children and the families is definitely a meaningful experience."As an American Muslim who attended Catholic school, Fareed says she knows all too…
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ചിക്കൻ കൊണ്ടാട്ടം

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ചിക്കൻ കൊണ്ടാട്ടം - Chicken Kondattam *****************************************വേണ്ട സാധനങ്ങൾ-- ---------------------------------കോഴി -- ചെറിയ കഷ്ണങ്ങളാക്കി മുറിച്ചത്കൊണ്ടാട്ട മുളക് (തൈര് മുളക് ) - തണ്ട് മാറ്റി ക്രഷ് ചെയ്തത്ചെറിയുള്ളി - ചതച്ചത്പച്ചമുളക് ,ഇഞ്ചി ,വെളുത്തുള്ളി - ചതച്ചത്തേങ്ങ ചിരകിയത്അരിപ്പൊടി വറ്റല് മുളക് - തണ്ട് മാറ്റി ക്രഷ് ചെയ്തത്പൊടികൾ - മഞ്ഞൾ ,മുളക് ,മല്ലി ,ഉപ്പ് ,കുരുമുളക് ,ഗരം മസാലവിനാഗിരി അല്ലെങ്കിൽ നാരങ്ങാ നീര്പുദീനയില - ഉണക്കി പൊടിച്ചത്മല്ലിയിലകറി വേപ്പിലഎണ്ണ -ജീരകം-----------------------------തയ്യാറാക്കുന്ന വിധം-- ---------------------------------ആദ്യം കോഴി കഷ്ണങ്ങളിൽ ടൂത്ത് പിക്ക് കൊണ്ട് നല്ല കുത്ത് വച്ച് കൊടുക്കുക ,(ചെറിയ സുഷിരങ്ങളിലൂടെ കൊണ്ടാട്ട മുളകിന്റെ എസെന്സ് ഇറങ്ങി ചെല്ലാൻ വേണ്ടിയാണു ഇത്),ഇനി ക്രഷ് ചെയ്തു വച്ചിരിക്കുന്ന കൊണ്ടാട്ട മുളകിൽ കുറച്ചും , മഞ്ഞപ്പൊടിയും ,ഉപ്പും , മുളക് പൊടിയും ,അരിപ്പൊടിയും(അരക്കിലോ ചിക്കന് 5-6 സ്പൂണ്‍) ആവിശ്യത്തിന് ചേർത്ത് ഒരൽപം വെള്ളവും ചേർത്ത്(കോഴിയിൽ വെള്ളമയം ഉണ്ടെങ്കിൽ വേണ്ട) നന്നായി ഇളക്കി കുഴച്ചു ഒരു രണ്ടു മണിക്കൂർ വയ്ക്കാം.അതിനു ശേഷം എണ്ണയിൽ മുക്കി പൊരിച്ചു മാറ്റി വയ്ക്കാം ,എണ്ണയിൽ ബാക്കി വരുന്ന പൊടിയും എടുത്തു വയ്ക്കണം .ഇനി മറ്റൊരു പാനിൽ ചെറു ചൂടിൽ എണ്ണയില്ലാതെ തേങ്ങയും വറ്റല് മുളകും ചേർത്തു ഒന്ന് മൂപ്പിച്ചു മാറ്റി വയ്ക്കാം ,ഒരു ഇരുപതു സെക്കണ്ട്…
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Forgotten Indian history: The brutal Maratha invasions of Bengal

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Forgotten Indian history: The brutal Maratha invasions of BengalFor medieval India history, incidents that don't fit into an overarching Hindu versus Muslim narrative tend to be removed from popular discourse. The 1741 Maratha invasion of Bengal is one such example.Shoaib Daniyal  · Dec 21, 2015 · 10:30 am263.6KTotal Views  Road names often have a story to tell. In Calcutta, given its long continuous history, even more so.  One of those is the curiously named Marhatta Ditch Lane in Baghbazar in North Calcutta.The lane refers to an actual ditch built in the 1740s along what was then the northern extremity of Calcutta. Its purpose? To stop the marauding bands of Maratha cavalry who were pillaging Bengal at the time.In 1741, the cavalry of Raghoji Bhosle, the Maratha ruler of Nagpur, started to pillage western…
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Why the Rajputs failed miserably in battle for centuries

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What our textbooks don't tell us: Why the Rajputs failed miserably in battle for centuriesThey were defeated by Ghazni, Ghuri, Khilji, Babur, Akbar, the Marathas and the British.Girish Shahane  · May 20, 2015 · 09:00 amPhoto Credit: Wikimedia Commons518KTotal Views  The home minister, Rajnath Singh, wishes our school textbooks told us more about the Rajput king Rana Pratap, and less about the Mughal emperor Akbar. I, on the other hand, wish they explained why Rajputs fared so miserably on the battlefield.A thousand years ago, Rajput kings ruled much of North India. Then they lost to Ghazni, lost to Ghuri, lost to Khilji, lost to Babur, lost to Akbar, lost to the Marathas, and keeled over before the British. The Marathas and Brits hardly count since the Rajputs were a spent force by the…
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Bajirao was Not a Hindu Nationalist, All He Fought For Was Chauth – A Form Of Tax!

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Bajirao, No Hindu Nationalist, Was Hated By Most. All He Fought For Was Chauth - A Form Of Tax!Aakar Patel, AakarvaniDecember 20, 2015 facebooktwittermailtwittergplus2.9kShares  TwitterI think I’ll write about Bajirao Mastani today. I have not seen the movie, nor do I intend to (only one Gujarati makes the cut as director of watchable pap and that is neither Sanjay Leela Bhansali nor Sajid Nadiadwala, but Manmohan Desai, a true master).However, I have read Bajirao Mastani’s reviews and one of them said to my alarm, that the film “explores the romantic side of 18th-century Maratha general Bajirao Ballal Bhat, who fought and won 40 battles against the Mughals with an aim to create a unified Hindu kingdom or Akhand Bharatvarsha”.Whoa, hold it right there. First, the Marathas only ever wanted a Marathi kingdom for…
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How Beautiful is Lebanon

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41 Photos to Remind You How Beautiful Lebanon IsWritten by Aprille Muscara 7k98120 @daniellemradWe dedicate this post to Mohammad Shaar, who inspired the #NotAMartyr selfie protest, and all those who participated, including @daniellemrad, @mayafawaz and @thisisjad, as well as to all the Lebanese respondents to this survey who said they were less than proud to be citizens of Lebanon.Here are some photos to remind you how beautiful Lebanon is – because, simply, it’s been easy for us to forget.  Adonis Waterfalls, Afqa (Via) Anjar (Via) Barouk Cedars (Via) Batroun (Via) Bcharri (Via) Bcharri (Via) Bcharri, Qadisha Valley, northern Lebanon (Via) Faqra (Via) Faqra Castle (Via) Faraya (Via) Faraya (Via) Hammana (Via) Hasroun (Via) Jbeil (Via) Jeita Grotto (Via) Jezzine (Via) Jounieh Bay (Via) Maad (Via) Mar Charbel (Via) Mohammad Al Amin Mosque (Via) RIP Mohammed Shaar (Via) Moukhtara (Via)”>Via) Mount Lebanon (Via) Mzar (Via) Nahr El Ibrahim (Via) North Lebanon (Via) Sarma (Via) Sidon Sea Castle (Via) Tannourine (Via) (Via) (Via) Panorama view from Mount Lebanon (Via) (Via) Beirut (Via) Beirut (Via) Beirut Street Art (Via) Beirut (Via) Beirut…
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