The Citadel rejected her hijab, but another military school embraces Muslim student’s request

May 26, 2016

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Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post “Norwich University, a nearly 200-year-old private military college in Vermont, has granted an accepted student’s request to wear hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a decision that was welcomed by some but also provoked outrage for some alumni and cadets. [The Citadel considers allowing a Muslim hijab as an […]

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Horrendous Pay Gap: CEOs Now Make 335 Times More Than Average Worker. 

May 22, 2016

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Reuters, Ross Kerber “BOSTON (Reuters) – Chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies on average made 335 times more money than U.S. rank-and-file workers last year, down from a multiple of 373 in 2014, according to a union study released on Tuesday. The figures are issued annually by the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. federation of […]

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Why Smart Students Shouldn’t Use Laptops in Class

May 22, 2016

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Jeff Guo, Wonkblog, Washington Post “For the past 15 years, educators have debated, exhaustively, the perils of laptops in the lecture hall. Professors complain that laptops are distraction machines; defenders say that boring classes are to blame — students have always doodled or daydreamed, so what’s the difference that they’re browsing Facebook instead? The remarkable […]

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Inhumane and unIslamic labor practice: US poultry industry workers not allowed to use the bathroom. 

May 14, 2016

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Huffington Post, Michael Lazar “According to recent reports, poultry workers are under such tight quotas and deadlines that most can’t even take a bathroom break. This has resulted in many workers wearing diapers when they are on the production line. Not only are the birds treated terrible, but chances are good that the person that […]

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Man who pulled a Muslim traveller’s hijab pleads guilty. 

May 14, 2016

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Identities.mic, Tom McKay North Carolina man Gill Parker Payne plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge on March 13 after being accused of ripping a hijab off a Muslim woman’s head on a Southwest Airlines flight in December, the Guardian reported. While removing the scarf from the woman, identified only in court documents by the […]

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Crony Capitalism is thriving in Muslim Countries

May 14, 2016

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Source: The Economist, Data Team Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey are among the main culprits in the Muslim world that engage in crony capitalism.  “POLITICAL connections have always greased the wheels of commerce. But for the past 20 years, from Malaysia to Mexico, crony capitalists—individuals who earn their riches thanks to their chumminess with government—have had […]

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Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

May 7, 2016

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Catherine Rampell, Washington Post On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man — with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent — boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought. The curly-haired man tried to keep to […]

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