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Campus meetings examine relations with Muslims

The Journal News (Yonkers, NY) 9/8/2004 Campus meetings examine relations with Muslims By ERNIE GARCIA THE JOURNAL NEWS (Original publication: September 8, 2004) The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center were so personally destructive to Thomas Roger — he lost his daughter, Jean, a flight attendant on …

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Carnage

This term was used by many of the major French newspapers to describe the horrific series of events that unfolded in Beslan. I was enroute to Bordeaux, France when I heard the news. I was stunned. Now, almost a week after the beginning of the siege, the people of Russia …

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Backgrounder: War in Chechnya

The Economist summarizes Chechnya’s troubled history aptly: “The separatist struggle in predominantly Muslim Chechnya results in large part from the exceptional cruelty that Stalin meted out to its people at the end of the second world war. Suspecting some Chechens of aiding the Nazis, he deported the republic’s entire population …

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U.S. and Sudan: A Tricky Situation

The U.S. is stuck between a rock and a hard spot with the crisis in Sudan. Something obviously needs to be done about the escalating humanitarian crisis. Well, why haven’t the U.S. and global community done more to stop the deaths of innocent men, women and children? It’s a complicated …

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Sudan: A Backgrounder

I’m posting this on behald of AID Senior Political Analyst Kathryn Bach: Background In February 2003, black African insurgents in the Darfur region of Sudan began a rebellion against the Arab-led Sudanese government, citing a number of grievances. In an attempt to crush the uprising, the government responded by arming …

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Heartless Globalization?

Some historians claim that centuries ago, Aztec rulers performed rituals of mass sacrifice at the Temple of the Sun at Teotihuacan. The priests and the ruling class tore out and consumed the beating hearts of thousands of slaves and prisoners culled from weaker peoples in “flower wars.” Today, globalization is …

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