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Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

New York, United States – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classrooms across the country tells another. While fewer Americans speak Arabic than English, Spanish, Chinese or even Tagalog, it is perhaps the nation’s fastest-growing language and is […]

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

An air strike by the US-led coalition countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group may have led to the death of Iraqi soldiers, the US military said in a statement. After acting on information from Iraqi security forces on the ground near Fallujah, coalition forces conducted several air strikes against ISIL […]

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole source of information were Donald Trump, you’d think that the answer was not much – apart from murdering its citizens and trying to destroy its values. The Republican presidential hopeful has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US until American authorities “can figure […]

Rep. Andre Carson says he received death threat

Rep. Andre Carson says he received death threat

A Muslim member of the US Congress says he has received a death threat amid the increasing Islamophobic rhetoric in the United States. “I just received a death threat yesterday in my own office, and it’s largely in part to this toxic environment,” Rep. Andre Carson, one of two Muslim members of Congress, said Tuesday on […]

Amazon founder wants to send Donald Trump to space

Amazon founder wants to send Donald Trump to space

On Monday, much-maligned Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump decided to attack a fresh target – Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. In a series of apparently unprovoked Tweets, Trump heavily criticised Amazon, Bezos and the Bezos-owned Washington Post, which he referred to as a “scam.” Meanwhile Bezos decided to respond on Twitter, posting his fourth-ever Tweet to […]

Donald Trump Worst than Voldemort: J.K. Rowling

Donald Trump Worst than Voldemort: J.K. Rowling

Trump as bad as Voldemort? That’s an insult to Voldemort: J.K. Rowling claims presidential hopeful’s call to ban Muslims from US makes him worse than the Dark Lord J.K. Rowling has waded into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump – saying the presidential hopeful is worse than Voldemort. The author took to Twitter to vent her […]

Who said it: Donald Trump or Adolf Hitler?

Who said it: Donald Trump or Adolf Hitler?

After the tycoon’s call to ban Muslims from America drew comparisons with the Nazi dictator, try our quiz to see how similar his rhetoric can be Donald Trump, the outspoken tycoon and Republican presidential candidate, has sparked a furious backlash after calling for all Muslims to be banned from entering the United States following the […]

Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

Texas official suggests bombing Muslims with nuclear weapons

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has posted a Facebook photo suggesting bombing of “the Muslim world” with nuclear weapons. The Facebook photo posted on Sunday night shows a mushroom cloud rising up through the air after the explosion of an atomic bomb with a text saying “Japan has been at peace with the US since […]

US to sharply increase drone flights by 2019: Report

US to sharply increase drone flights by 2019: Report

The United States plans to expand the number of drone flights over the next four years in an effort to gain greater firepower and more intelligence in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, South China, and North Africa, a report says. Citing defense officials, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the daily drone flights would be increased […]