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Beware what comes within from without

By: Mark Damien Delp, Zaytuna College Source: Renovatio, The Journal of Zaytuna College Οὐαὶ τῷ ἔσω ἀπὸ τῶν ἔξω* Since the advent of portable devices—especially smartphones—that allow a person to view, among many good things, images (and to a lesser extent, text) of a violent and/or pornographic nature that were unlawful to be shown in any format a short time ago, a virtual industry of articles and books, written mostly though not exclusively by Christian authors, has emerged to sound the alarm of unprecedented harm being done, not only to traditions of moral virtue, but with special emphasis on the vulnerability of young people, even to the physical organ of the brain. The best of this...

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Meet the Iranian Lionel Messi

By: VOA News Source: VOA News An Iranian student who happens to look uncannily like soccer great Lionel Messi, nearly ended up in jail for disrupting public order. A photo event in Reza Paratesh’s home town of Hamedan attracted so many fans that police had to close it down, according to AFP. Paratesh’s brush with fame came after his father convinced him to pose for a photo wearing Messi’s number 10 Barcelona jersey and send it to a sports website. That worked out well as Paratesh became a popular television guest and even got a modeling job. “Now people really see me as the Iranian Messi and want me to mimic everything he does. When I show up somewhere, people are really...

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Turkey still doing well as tourist destination

By: DAILY SABAH WITH IHLAS NEWS AGENCY Source: DAILY SABAH Turkey is among the top five favorite holiday destinations for Muslim tourists, according to a report by Crescent Rating, a company specializing in a “Global Muslim Travel Index”. The 2017 report included 130 countries and found that Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Turkey are the top four destinations for Muslim travelers. Other countries ranging at the forefront were Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Morocco. In terms of accessibility, travel connections and entry requirements Turkey even ranged first. The world’s fastest-growing population is that of Muslims, projected to represent 26 percent of world...

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