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Religion is truly the root of all evil done by man by inventing various religions. The opiate of the masses has served rulers well.
Among Christian evangelists there is a special brand known as evangelistas; there would be a special place in hell for them if such a place existed.
The wins and the struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Israel's decades long war on Palestine creates terror worldwide and is a terrible scene of strife imposed by Israel on innocent Palestinian civilians.
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Bringing them back to Gaza may help peace.
August 21, 2014
Almost all the Gaza Strip’s 1.8 million residents are suffering from a severe lack of water for drinking and washing, since Israeli bombs seriously damaged the Strip’s water, electricity and sewage infrastructure.
August 21, 2014
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group’s armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed.
August 21, 2014
According to Reuters, a Saudi Arabian judge has upheld a barbaric sentence against a business woman for exercising free speech. Her crime, as reported by The Arabic-Language Daily, was “cursing the morality police” and calling them “liars”. Her punishment is one month in prison and 50 lashes. The sentence was officially passed by a district court in Jeddah and has now been upheld by an appeals court in Mecca.
Members of the morality police entered the business woman’s cafe to ensure “…there were no breaches of morality or other laws in the conservative Muslim kingdom, and that some of her employees had then run away because they were breaking immigration rules.” It was at this point the woman cursed members of the morality police and called them liars.
According to BBC, US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of US journalist James Foley is “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world”.
Mr Obama said the ideology of Islamic State (IS), the group which made a video of…
The Gaza truce negotiations that aim to end the current and third war since Hamas took over the enclave in 2007, differ from previous ones in terms of their nature, interests and the conflicting objectives of all …
An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.
August 20, 2014
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earl…
According to Atheism UK, on 12th August the Home Office refused the fresh asylum claim of Syed Mohammad Tabish.
Atheism UK, Ex-Muslims of Britain and FaithFreedom provided evidence for his new asylum claim.
However the Home Office rejected his asylum claim asserting that none of the evidence provided amounted to fresh new evidence.
Syed Tabish faces being deported to Pakistan in mid September. The Taliban and his family have threatened to kill him on his return to Pakistan.
President Abbas’s scheduled visit to Doha comes as Israeli and Palestinian delegations remain locked in negotiations hosted in Cairo, aiming to agree a cease-fire to end the current Gaza conflict.
August 19, 2014
Agreement between Palestinian factions and Israel comes as previous five-day cease-fire expired without a longer-term deal being reached.
August 19, 2014 …
The conference in Cairo aims to aid Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s unity government in its efforts to rebuild Gaza following the current conflict.
August 18, 2014
Approximately 40,000 constructions have reportedly either been demolished or damaged during the conflict, including around 250 industrial, commercial and agricultural constructions.
Panelists talked about the implications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, including the changing roles of Turkey, Egypt, and Qatar. Panelists included Aaron David Miller, Hussein Ibish, and Jonathan Sch…
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which this week appointed a commission to investigate Israel’s conduct during the month-long Operation Protective Edge, lends legitimacy to such terror groups as the Islamic State and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.
August 15, 2014
At least 59 Palestinian families suffered multiple casualties over four weeks of Israeli bombardment in Gaza, according to data collated by the Guardian. The youngest casualty was 10-day old Hala Abu Madi, who die…
One of the most alarming features of Arab responses to the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq is a persistent pattern of neurotic denial in the form of conspiracy theories and other escapist fantasie…
The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group’s momentum.
August 14, 2014
Israel and Gaza fighters were holding their fire Thursday morning after a new truce got off to a shaky start, with night-time rocket fire followed by Israeli air strikes.