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What are Praying Muslims Repeating 17 Times daily?

The Muslim prayer (also known as salah, salat or namaz) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and obligatory religious duty to every Muslims who reached the age of puberty. The purpose of the prayer is to demonstrate a total submission to Allah and a commitment to follow in his path unconditionally. At the start of each unit of ...

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The “Radicalization” Elephant in the Room: Violence Against Women

Left: ISIS considers women as “war spoils” and has adopted special regulations how to rape and manage their slavery. Around the globe from Europe, Pakistan, the Middle East to Minnesota everyone seems to be talking about extremism and radicalization these days. Rohan Gunaratna, an al Qaeda expert, defines radicalization as “a movement in the direction of supporting or enacting radical ...

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Obama’s illogic

Left: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Barack Obama. (Photo: Cihan), Nov.13, 2015 The confusion in the President’s thinking and strategy about the current terrorist crisis is frightening in its implications. As the tragic events in Paris confirm, surprise remains one of the most important aspects of warfare, in this instance by the Islamic terrorists of Daesh [ISIS ...

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Obama, ISIS, the Pope and the Palestinians

While  cache of computers, cell phones, and documents that was captured during the raid will provide important information about ISIS financial operations in Iraq and Syria and possibly on its support of its branches in North Africa, South-East Asia and beyond. But this will not stop ISIS.  What would? Certainly not supplying new arms to the failing Iraqi army that flees and leaves its ...

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