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Australia: Local talent featured in Eid show

By: Alsu Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage The Eid Show Got Talent 2018 organised by the charity Human Appeal Australia was held on Saturday night in Bankstown amidst great excitement and fun-filled enjoyment. Thousands of visitors came to the annual Eid Show to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in a family-friendly environment, enjoying an array of thrilling rides, entertaining stage shows and games, fireworks, delicious street food and fun for all. During the Talent Show children performed exceptionally well in front of a large audience. Their live performances revealed the depth of raw talent that exists in the local communities with some bound for stardom. Young Muslims...

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Review: The Monk of Mokha

By: Imam Zaid Shakir Source: New Islamic Directions “The Monk of Mokha”, Dave Eggers chronicle of the revival of Yemeni coffee through the efforts of an unlikely young man, could well have been entitled, “The Mad Adventures of Mokhtar Alkhanshali.” If fiction is art and nonfiction life, this book would definitely qualify as life imitating art. The unlikely evasion of certain death, the meeting of impossible deadlines, the left turns when a right would have led to disaster, the literal rise from the outhouse to the penthouse; all of this and more could not have been conjured up by the bestselling minds inhabiting the world of fiction. Eggers book, however, is far more than a fast-paced...

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Think Facebook can control you? Wait for virtual reality

By: Elissa Redmiles Source: The Conversation As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them. It’s not just the scandal over psychological profiling firm Cambridge Analytica getting access to data from tens of millions of Facebook profiles. People’s filter bubbles are filled with carefully tailored information – and misinformation – altering their behavior and thinking, and even their votes. People, both individually and as a society at large, are wrestling to understand how their newsfeeds turned against them. They are coming to realize exactly how carefully controlled Facebook feeds are, with highly tailored ads....

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