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Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on followers to keep up attacks against Shi’ite Muslims

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SHAFAQNA : In a new 54 minute long speech for the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, instructed his followers to keep fighting, despite their several setbacks across Syria, Iraq, and…

Iraq: Daesh's Forgotten War

SHAFAQNA - With all eyes recently focusing on Islamic State in Syria, developments in Iraq are proving equally, if not more, instructive in illuminating the extremist group's changing fortunes and -- critically -- its changing strategy in response…

Canadian government will stop using the term "Islamic State" and instead use "Daesh"

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SHAFAQNA- The Canadian government’s recent announcement that it will no longer call Daesh the “Islamic State” has been celebrated as a bold stand against Islamophobia, and a notable departure from Stephen Harper’s fear-mongering about…