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August 30, 2014

The Secrets of Isil: A Revealing History of the New Caliphate

On June 29, 2014 -- or the first of Ramadan, 1435, for those who prefer the Islamic calendar to the Gregorian -- the leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) publicly uttered for the first time a word that means little to the average Westerner, but everything to some pious Muslims. The word is... continue

August 24, 2014

"No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other"

Recently, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis' Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund for local teens in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old killed by a policeman earlier this month. Nelly also took the opportunity to mock the looters who... continue

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