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Feb23

Pakistan: 8 dead, 20 injured in Lahore terror attack

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL A bomb explosion in the Pakistani city of Lahore has left at least eight people dead and about 20 injured, officials say. The February 23 blast struck an upscale shopping district, a spokesman for the Punjab provincial police said. Police said the area had been sealed off and the cause of the explosion, which appeared to target a popular restaurant, was under investigation. There were reports of a second explosion, but police said that turned out to be a false alarm. The explosion came one day after authorities announced a national antiterrorism alert after the country was rocked by a spate of attacks that left more than 130 people dead. On February 16, a militant...

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Feb23

American Muslims raise over $91,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery

By: Jonathan Allen and Gina Cherelus Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage NEW YORK (Reuters) – Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the graveyard on Wednesday and told clean-up volunteers, state officials and reporters that there was no place in America for hatred, violence, anti-Semitism or acts of prejudice. “I must tell you the people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care of this place, for the Jewish community in Missouri and I want...

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Feb23

Get busy but not too busy!

By: Muhammad Arshad Source: eislam.co.za They say that a fool lives to eat and a wise person eats to live. But then the question remains: for what purpose does the wise person live? Living is not an end by itself. There has to be a purpose to life. So what is this purpose? Most who reflect or think about life in any detail will consider and ponder about this. If the purpose of life is to become wealthy, then obviously there would be no further purpose after becoming wealthy. How could wealth then be considered as the aim of life? Once upon a time, a strong woodcutter got a job with a timber merchant. The pay was good, so he determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe. The first day...

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