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Mr. Trump Reconceptualizes Islam?

Image result for Donald Trump“We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,” Trump said. “Instead, we are here to offer partnership—based on shared interests and values—to pursue a better future for us all.”

Those shared values clearly did not include the human rights concerns he criticized Obama for failing to raise last August…MORE: religionnews

“The Only Good Muslim Is a Dead Muslim”

A meatpacking town in Kansas opened its doors to Somali refugees. Then a group of Trump supporters plotted to kill them after Election Day.
On October 11, 2016, less than a month before Election Day, police in Liberal, Kansas, sat in their cruisers outside G&G Home Center, waiting for Curtis Allen to emerge. The mobile home dealership where Allen worked was nothing more than a prefab trailer hauled onto a patch of scrub grass along a remote stretch of Highway 83 on the outskirts of town. .more: newrepublic.com

Researchers identify 6,500 genes that are expressed differently in men and women

Image result for differently in men and womenMen and women differ in obvious and less obvious ways — for example, in the prevalence of certain diseases or reactions to drugs. How are these connected to one’s sex? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers recently uncovered thousands of human genes that are expressed — copied out to make proteins — differently in the two sexes. Their findings showed that harmful mutations in these particular genes tend to accumulate in the population in relatively high frequencies, and the study explains why. The detailed map of these genes, reported in BMC Biology, provides evidence that males and females undergo a sort of separate, but interconnected evolution…more: .sciencedaily

Do Muslims Have to Be Democrats Now?

Related image“As a Muslim, I’d vote for Jesus, but the Republicans won’t let him in, and the Democrats don’t believe in him,” said Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, who concedes that he’s a tad bitter about his political options. Like him, many American Muslims can’t imagine voting for the “Home Alone 2” actor who trumpeted anti-Muslim bigotry all the way to the White House. They also support progressive policies, like affordable health care and a living wage. But privately, they adhere to traditional values, believe in God and think gay marriage is a sin, even though an increasing number support marriage equality…

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Substitute teacher fired after allegedly ripping girl’s hijab off

Image result for Substitute teacher fired after allegedly ripping girl’s hijab offA substitute teacher at a Bronx elementary school was fired after ripping the hijab off an 8-year-old girl’s head because she refused to get out of his chair, cops said.

Oghenetega Edah, 31, demanded that the girl at the Bennington School on Adee Avenue take off her religious scarf around 1 p.m. last Tuesday, cops said.MORE: nypost.com