Islamic world replete with conflicts over who is actually a Muslim: Zohaib Zafar (Opinon)

The Muslim Times

Guest columnist Zohaib Zafar writes on the importance of understanding the underlying causes of conflict in the Islamic world. (Cory Shaffer/ photo)

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on October 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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Guest columnist Zohaib Zafar, a Brecksville resident, is a student at Davidson College in North Carolina, where he is a member of the Muslim Student Association.

The Islamic world is currently the hotbed of many conflicts that Americans need to become aware of. Yet, this seems increasingly difficult as even our own politicians such as Donald Trump and Gary Johnson cannot identify basic information regarding these conflicts.

Furthermore, the conflict in Syria receives the most media coverage, but much of this coverage is a misrepresentation of the facts. Moreover, many Americans are not even aware of the conflicts in Libya, Yemen and the seemingly never-ending conflicts in Israel and Kashmir. There seems…

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Is She the Savior that Kakamega County needs? The voters will give the verdict.

African Press International (API)

By Dickens Wasonga.

She’s still very bitter with the IEBC even as the commissioners prepare to exit .

She believe the electoral body connived with her opponents to deny her the Constitutional right to be the first woman Governor for Kakamega.

Meet Mabel Muruli,a real estate Mogul based in London whose name was controversially omitted by IEBC in 2013 but still believe she’s the magic the county needs to turn around.

She’s a fighter. Even with frustrations in the last polls,she never gave up the fight. She moved to court and got compelling orders to have her name in the ballot. This never happened and her supporters were disappointed. But she’s in the race again.

This time even more determined to clinch the seat currently held by Hon Wycliffe Oparanya.

And her entry into the gubernatorial race is causing ripples. So far Dr Bonnie Khalwale of the bull fights fame…

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Nigeria’s Former First Lady: Stop Attacking Me for Gifts I Received

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

Ex-Nigerian First Lady Patience Jonathan’s patience is being tested by a campaign of calumny being waged against her.  Since her husband left office in 2015 she has been under constant attack merely because she recieved some small gifts from friends and well-wishers while her husband served in government.   The Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is trying to force the authorities to open a criminal case against her and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria’s anticorruption agency, wants to seize the gifts.

It is easy to see why the attacks are testing Patience’s patience.  The gifts were all small, some as little as $800, and altogether they total just $15 million.  Moreover, as she has repeatedly explained, she had nothing to do the money being deposited into bank accounts in someone else’s name.  An assistant did that without telling her, and in any event why does…

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Jeremiah 17

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Jeremiah 17 has the prophet considering the sin of Judah.  It is deep.  “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars”.  He makes it clear that their sin is full of hardness and their rebellion is strong.  This is deep rooted sin.  But in God’s eyes, sin is sin.  And our sin is equally as bad as the people in Jeremiah’s time.  We may try and excuse it as much less sinful, but there are no levels or grades of sin.  All sin separates us from a righteous God.

God’s people have experienced His blessing.  Their history is full of His power alive in their lives.  Yet they forget and choose to worship idols and ignore the God who saved them and set them…

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Afghan girl made famous by National Geographic photo arrested on corruption charges

The Muslim Times

If convicted, Sharbat Gula, photographed as a 12-year-old refugee in 1984, faces a possible 14-year jail sentence

The Afghan girl whose piercing eyes made her famous when her photo appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine has been reportedly been arrested on suspicion of corruption.

Sharbat Gula, photographed as a 12-year-old inhabitant of a refugee camp in 1984, now faces the possibility of spending 14 years in jail, it was reported.

She was arrested at her home in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Wednesday  by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Peshawar, Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper said.

Quoting  “FIA sources,” the Pakistani newspaper said she was suspected of forging a computerised national identity card.

The extraordinary twist in Ms Gula’s story was, some commentators suggested, an episode which highlighted the desperate measures…

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