Posts Tagged “Ottoman Empire”

Christians should honor their close ties to Muslims this Ramadan

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Christians should honor their close ties to Muslims this Ramadan

Christians should honor their close ties to Muslims this Ramadan Sadly, tensions have increased between Christians and Muslims but the truth is the two peoples and their religions could not be closer. Muslims and Christians have always gotten along and defended each other. And these days both need to stand together in the face of…

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

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Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan

Democracy reinforced under Turkey’s Erdogan My column this week in the Arab News speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, truly one of the few real Democratic leaders in the Middle East standing up to rising religious extremism from Muslims in the Arab World, Christians in the West and Jews in radical Israel. A referendum he…

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Theeb, Arabic language film, nominated for Oscar

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Theeb, Arabic language film, nominated for Oscar

An Arabic language film, Theeb, was nominated for an Oscar by the Academy Awards on Thursday. The film is the story about a young boy who helps a British soldier during World War I. Theeb, the Arabic language story of a young bedouin boy who embarks on a journey through the Ottoman Empire during World…

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Leading Muslims turn backs on Armenian genocide

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Leading Muslims turn backs on Armenian genocide

While the World is pausing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of more than one million Armenians by the former Ottoman Empire, many major Muslim American organizations and Arab World leaders have been either silent or have argued that the Armenian genocide is little more than a part of World War I. Armenians, who are Christian,…

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National Muslim groups challenge 1915 Armenian massacre

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National Muslim groups challenge 1915 Armenian massacre

Armenians across the world have been joined by organizations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre of more than 1 million Armenians, mostly Christian, by the Ottoman Turkish empire at the beginning of World War I. But the commemoration has caused some consternation among Muslims. The US Council of Muslim Organizations based in Washington D.C., issued…

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Armenian American celebrity Kim Kardashian boosts Syrian dictator Assad

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Armenian American celebrity Kim Kardashian boosts Syrian dictator Assad

Armenian American celebrity Kim Kardashian boosts Syrian dictator Assad By Ali Younes and Sadallah Mahmoud While the mainstream American news media is no longer  providing any in depth coverage of the  raging civil war in Syria or the atrocities that has been committed by the Syrian regime or his extremist Al Qaida-linked opponents, two tweets by American…

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