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Revival of a Palestinian community in crisis

By: John Owens Source: VOA News NAHR AL-BARED, LEBANON – After nearly a decade and more than $200 million in fundraising, landmark efforts to resurrect a Palestinian community destroyed by fighting in northern Lebanon are at a crisis point. On March 25, as part of a tour of the region, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to prospective donors to help complete the reconstruction of the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp. He called for a further $200 million, highlighting the ongoing struggle to restore a once-thriving center for commerce, and rehousing the thousands who remain in limbo amid broken pledges from the international community. A life from hell “It is a life...

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Dealing with the vice of homosexuality

By: Shaykh Faraz Khan Source: Seekers Guidance MV Editor’s Note: As evil forces in the international community, and the entertainment and other industries continue to support corrupt individuals and organizations in nations across the globe in promoting the vice of sodomy and the moral sickness of homosexual attraction, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that real people suffer and struggle to overcome such vices which, in the present climate, can be particularly difficult to do. This excellent advice addresses the vices and the struggle in a meaningful and, we hope, helpful manner. This answer was in response to a questioner who was distressed to the point contemplating self-harm...

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Hard evidence: UK Muslim women are targets of discrimination

By: Julian Hargreaves, University of Cambridge Source: The Conversation The controversy surrounding a now-infamous “I confronted a Muslim” tweet – and a subsequent race-hate charge – reminds us that tackling discrimination against British Muslims remains as big a challenge as ever. For those who missed it, PR-man Matthew P Doyle took to Twitter to announce: “I confronted a Muslim woman in Croydon yesterday. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.” Police were alerted to the incident when Doyle’s ill-judged comments about the encounter were retweeted by bemused internet users. While charges were eventually dropped, the story is a prime...

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