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Doubting death: how our brains shield us from mortal truth

Warning: this story is about death. You might want to click away now.That’s because, researchers say, our brains do their best to keep us from dwelling on our inevitable demise. A study found that the brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.
“The brain does not accept that death is related to us,” said Yair Dor-Ziderman, ”…more: theguardian

Congratulations, Nobel Committee, You Just Gave the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist

Austrian author Peter Handke sits in this garden at his house in Chaville near Paris, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature earlier Thursday. (AP Photo/Francois More)STOCKHOLM IS MORE than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there’s a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that’s no excuse for the decision to give this year’s prize to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs against Muslims in Bosnia….more: the-intercept

Did Minnesota Schools Make Arabic Classes Mandatory?

A site posing as satire often pushes racial rumors.
On June 25, 2019, the junk news site Taters Gonna Tate falsely reported that schools in Minnesota were teaching mandatory Arabic classes.

The story falsely claims that students must learn Arabic in order to graduate because, “After Obama allowed hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to enter the USA and settle down in Minnesota, that state’s ethnic landscape changed radically.”…MORE: FACT

Xinjiang Muslims Under Siege: a New Explanation

Our aim is to fight fear. The people of today’s society always live under the supervision of the government with high technology. People lose their freedom. The leaders of the Communist Party of China called them patriotic and loved the people. In fact, they only love the party and only love power. These videos were taken in China.
This is the long-term suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Chinese government in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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A broken Muslim Brotherhood struggles for relevance

Image result for A broken ,Muslim ,Brotherhood, struggles , relevanceJust days after hundreds of people marched through Cairo and other cities calling for the Egyptian president to step down, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi settled into a chair alongside his US counterpart Donald Trump and addressed briefly the rare explosion of public anger against his rule.
“As long as we have political Islam movements that aspire to power, our region will remain in a state of instability,” Mr Sisi said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. “But I want to assure you, especially in Egypt, the public are refusing this kind of…more: FT

hina’s Aging Population Is a Major Threat to Its Future

A passing typhoon has just tickled southern China’s Hainan Island, churning the sea into angry peaks. One glance is enough for Li An Xiao and Zhao Zhi Ping to cancel their customary 7 a.m. swim, the kind of unspoken agreement that comes with half a century of happy marriage….more:Time