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Media fails to bring credible sources to discussion on Islam


Islam has been the subject of recent debate, and even Hollywood heavyweights have started to partake in the discussion. Last Friday, Gone Girl star Ben Affleck appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher alongside author Sam Harris, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and politician and MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele, during which Affleck […]

Middle Eastern students face differences


Sahar Khorramnezhad is always dressed to a T. With dark hair, a strut that turns heads and a smile that brings light to any room, most know Khorramnezhad as a student highly involved in a variety of activities on the University Park Campus, ranging from her pre-law fraternity to Undergraduate Student Government. But she hasn’t […]

Holland expected to ban the burqa


Holland is to be the third European country to ban the burqa. Following France and Belgium, Holland plans to introduce fines for women wearing burqas in public, on streets, while using public transportation, in schools and in hospitals. Proponents of such legislation argue that cloth, such as the burqa, that completely or almost entirely cover the […]

Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr


Celebrating the end of a month of fasting, Muslims around the world are recognizing the religious holiday Eid ul-Fitr on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. After abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset for 30 days in the preceding month of Ramadan, today more than 1.4 billion Muslims are […]