An American contractor working with the U.S. Army warned at least four years ago about a large cache of potentially explosive chemicals that was stored in Beirut’s port in unsafe conditions, according to a United States diplomatic cable…more:
But they didn’t remain silent. If anything, Muslim women lead the charge in advocating for the rights of minority groups and taking America to task for its ongoing failure to uphold its founding values of “life, liberty and justice for all.”
Below are 17 of the Muslim American women who made 2016 a kinder, more just and beautiful year. We salute these women and the thousands of others who make this country great….more: HUFFINGTONPOST.COM
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, Law Office of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
Adrienne M. Baker, Dechert LLP
Janis M. Berry, Rubin and Rudman LLP
Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College Law School
Deborah S. Birnbach, Goodwin Procter LLP... more: masslawyersw
The exact full moon will occur shortly after dawn on Monday at 8:52 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, just a bit more than 2 hours after it reaches perigee at 6:22 a.m. Unfortunately for a good part of the country, including Massachusetts, the moon will set just after perigee…see: masslive – and : LATIMES.COM
“It’s fundamentally about ‘who are we?’” said Eric Kaufmann, a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. “What does it mean to be part of this nation? Is it not ‘our’ nation anymore, ‘our’ meaning the ethnic majority?
“These kinds of questions are really front and center, even though they’re not necessarily verbalized.” more: nytimes
As the presidential election campaign drags on, it may come as no surprise that corrupt government officials are one of the greatest fears many Americans have, according to a new study. People are scared of a lot of things, ranging from terror attacks to identity theft and deaths within the family, according to the third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears. …more: usatoday.com….more: blogs.chapman.
“Maybe they feel a little more in tune to our issues and the things that we’re having to deal with, especially with a lot of the terrorism that has been happening this year,” Thalia Arenas, public relations officer for the Muslim Student Association told ABC30 in Fresno. “That has spread a lot of discrimination and harassment to our communities.”…..more:IBTIMES.COM