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Hijab becomes symbol of resistance, feminism in the age of Trump

For Sameeha Ahmad, the decision to put on the hijab came in psychology class at the University of Maryland. She hadn’t worn one for five years. Her mom did, as did her sister. But like many young Muslim women across the U.S., the very independence that drove her to cast off the traditional head covering has since drawn her to don one. Via: usatoday.com Since ...

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Germany slams ‘intimidating’ £300bn White House bill

Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate £300bn from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato.  Via: independent.co.uk The controversial President is said to have had an ‘invoice’ printed out outlining the sum estimated by his aides as covering Germany’s unpaid contributions for defence. Said to be presented during private talks in Washington, the move has been met ...

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U.S. boycotts UN human rights council debate on Israel and Palestinians

The U.S. is boycotting a session at the U.N. Human Rights Council that focuses on Palestine and other Arab occupied territories, saying it is biased against Israel.   Via: cbsnews.com In a statement Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took aim at a permanent agenda item at the council focusing on Israel and the Palestinian territories — the only ...

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Rape at Rockville High gets drawn into immigration debate

Critics – including the White House – blamed the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a high school restroom by two much older immigrants students, at least one here illegally, on failed federal policies.  Via: foxnews.com The horrific attack Thursday, in a Rockville, Md., high school was allegedly carried out by two immigrants, ages 17 and 18, who were enrolled ...

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Airline bans electronic devices on flights to and from US

Officials have banned certain electronic devices on flights to the U.S. from 13 international airports due to increased terror threats, sources told Fox News Monday.  Via: foxnews.com The ban is the result of an increased “volume” of chatter suggesting that Al Qaeda and other groups are still looking for ways to sneak explosive materials onboard planes. The open-ended ban, which goes into ...

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Why are the Hard U.S. Leftists Aligned with Radical Islamists ?

The leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying President Trump’s position as a fight against Islam and Muslims. In fact, most moderate Muslims are not offended by the phrase “radical Islam,” because they are very distressed by the fact that their religion has been commandeered by the radicals and transformed from a religion of peace into a more ...

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Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped under Obama

President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “At least we have something in common, perhaps.” Via: bbc.com  US intelligence agencies under Mr Obama reportedly monitored Mrs Merkel’s phone, sparking an angry response. But both Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have said they do not believe Mr Trump was wiretapped. ...

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Russian’s RT paid $45,000 for Flynn’s 2015 talk

RT, the Russian state-owned television network described by U.S. intelligence officials as “the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet,” paid $45,386 for former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn to fly to Moscow to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration in December 2015, according to documents newly obtained by a congressional committee and provided to Yahoo News.  Via: yahoo.com At the Russian ...

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Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. Via: foreignpolicy.com The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from ...

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US, South Korea, Japan start drills off North Korea

The US, Japan and South Korea sent a pointed message to North Korea on Tuesday, dispatching high-tech missile defense ships to the same area where Pyongyang fired four missiles just eight days ago. Via: cnn.com Aegis warships from the US, South Korea and Japan began exercises Tuesday to improve their capability to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles, the US Navy said ...

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