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October 27, 2015

USS Lassen sails through South China Sea defying Beijing

US destroyer in South China Sea

US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer sails through the South China Sea near artificially made islands which are claimed by BeijingUS Navy handout via Reuters

Ignoring Beijing’s warning, the USS Lassen sailed through the territories of the South China Sea which are unilaterally claimed by China. In a direct challenge to China, the US warship navigated near man-made islands built by Beijing.

full article here

One of America’s most famously Christian businesses is amassing a vast collection of Biblical antiquities. The problem is some of them may have been looted from the Middle East.

n 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 to 300 small clay tablets on their way to Oklahoma City from Israel was seized by U.S. Customs agents in Memphis. The tablets were inscribed in cuneiform—the script of ancient Assyria and Babylonia, present-day Iraq—and were thousands of years old.

Exclusive full article at the Daily Beast

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think: “Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think” explores the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by the Gallup organization. It asked Muslims from Indonesia to South Asia, to the Middle East, as well as minority communities in the US and Europe, what they thought about issues such as Gender Equality, Terrorism, and Democracy.

A very interesting and open documentary on the majority or Muslims


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