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High school diplomacy: How Muslim exchange students are changing views

...only thing that made any of the three Muslim exchange students stand out was Maha Abdulrazzaq's...understanding between students from predominantly Muslim countries and Americans. In the U.S...percent of the population identify as Muslim. Abdulrazzaq of Yemen, Abdulla Husain...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-01-26/high-school-diplomacy-how-muslim-ex
Neighbors
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.The failure to reach even a brief humanitarian lull...fire ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. But as Israel's Cabinet met to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/gaza-war-rages-despite-pledge-hamas-i
Not For Web
Soldier says she faced harassment over Muslim name

...Sgt. 1st Class Naida Hosan is not a Muslim - she's a Catholic. But her name sounded...to her superiors about constant anti-Muslim slurs and jokes. She says they responded...or that I'm an idiot or that I was a Muslim sympathizer. It was just a very lonely...

http://juneauempire.com/michael-biesecker/2013-05-09/soldier-says-she-faced-hara
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

...Turkey is home to an estimated 15 million Kurds, about one-fifth of the country's population of 76 million. Most are Sunni Muslim.An insurgent group, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, has fought a three-decade war, initially for independence...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...victories," Khalil said, referring to earlier advances by the YPK against Muslim militants. He said the U.S. has refused to give a visa to PYD leader Saleh Muslim to meet with U.S. officials.If the international coalition does not fight...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/militant-gains-illustrate-plight-syri
Not For Web
Today in History

...Bank hideout of Islamic militants. Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz was stabbed several times on a Cairo street; Muslim militants were blamed in the attack.Ten years ago: The Treasury Department announced that the federal deficit had surged...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-14/today-history
Local
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...In his final analysis, Packer avoids placing all the blame on America's lap. "The Middle East and other regions of the Muslim world are going through an agony of largely self-inflicted destruction," he wrote. "Though exacerbated by outside intrusion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/my-turn-fantasy-american-exceptionali
Opinion
My Turn: What we can do about violent religious persecution

Earlier this week, the Vatican called on Muslim leaders to speak out against the "barbaric" and "unspeakable criminal acts" of the Islamic State in Iraq. The statement said...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-what-we-can-do-about-violent-
Opinion
Outside column: Obama's challenge to the Muslim world

...significance of President Obama's speech to the Muslim world in Cairo cannot be overstated...American president spoken to the global Muslim community. His speech marked a major...their ideals. The question now is whether Muslim governments and warring factions can embrace...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060709/opi_448423906.shtml
Muslim Student Ambassadors to present in Juneau

...opportunity to join in a public forum with Muslim exchange students, a Feb. 17 event at...and 38 countries that have significant Muslim populations. It was created by congressional...understanding and tolerance between cultures.Muslim Student Ambassadors in Juneau is co-sponsored...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-02-12-8
Neighbors

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