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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…

Ghazni: the City of Diverse Islamic Architecture

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SHAFAQNA - Afghan Zariza | By Syed Zafar Mehdi : Known for its diverse Islamic architecture, the city of Ghazni is home to some magnificent mausoleums and minarets that attract a number of visitors from across the world every year. “The…

Singaporean Arabs seek for Their Ancestors in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Arab News : The first car to arrive in Tarim, a historic town in the Hadhramaut Valley of Yemen, was an American Studebaker. It had traveled across oceans and continents to get there — but not without the help of one prominent…

Uzbekistan’s Blue City: the beautiful Samarkand

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Afifa Thabet : When the famous Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited this wonderful place in 1330, he described it as “one of the greatest and finest cities, and most perfect of them in beauty”. He was right! Such a…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

Who Should Arabs and Muslims Vote for?

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SHAFAQNA - The NDP is my clear answer. But why? On Sept. 17 a group of prominent Arab and Muslim organizations from across Canada got together and sent a letter* to the leaders of the five main federal parties: Conservatives, NDP, Liberals,…