Without “P” in Arabic, Palestine cannot exist – Israeli minister

A Likud lawmaker was met with derision in the Knesset plenum, after saying that that there was no such thing as a Palestinian people, since Arabic doesn’t have the consonant “P.”

“I want to go back to history, what is our place here, about Jerusalem, about Palestine, when like we said, Arabic doesn’t even have . . . → Read More: Without “P” in Arabic, Palestine cannot exist – Israeli minister

So what is Donald Trump?

There is the timbre of his voice — pitched somewhere between a squawk and a scream. The propulsive cadence of his sentences. And of course, those distinctive habits of pronunciation (“yuuuge”).

Donald Trump’s supporters often praise how the politician gives voice to harsh truths. But that voice itself, that unmistakable instrument, has been a noteworthy . . . → Read More: So what is Donald Trump?

Its all in the stars

The stars can affect us in unpredictable ways. Astrologists have long tried to predict fame and fortune from the alignment of planets and interstellar objects, with middling degrees of success. The Herald looks at some of the illustrious personalities of Pakistan and tries to make humorous forecasts of what successes or failures – mainly failures . . . → Read More: Its all in the stars

Qatar finds Snow White inappropriate

A copy of a children’s fairy tale has been banned from a private school in Qatar after a parent complained about “indecent images” in the beloved book.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was reportedly removed from the library at SEK International School at the orders of Qatar’s Supreme Education Council.

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Islamic State’s obituary for Jihadi John

Jihadi John was compassionate with orphans, protective of Muslims, and so generous toward his fellow militants that he once offered his personal concubine to an injured, unmarried friend.

At least, that’s the account offered in Tuesday’s edition of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s English-language magazine, which confirmed the notorious militant’s death in a drone strike . . . → Read More: Islamic State’s obituary for Jihadi John

Saudi visit – The Houbara or the troops

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How Star Wars is all about radicalization!

With the imminent release of the newStar Wars film, The Force Awakens, many theatergoers are re-watching the original movies to reacquaint themselves with those stories from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. This time, however, they may find themselves surprised by how much the film’s characters and themes echo the current . . . → Read More: How Star Wars is all about radicalization!

A startup that bets on failed marriages

(By Danielle Paquette) A new startup in Seattle will fund your wedding. Up to $10,000. Even thenacho cheese fondue fountain. The catch: If your union crumbles, at six months or 25 years, you must pay them back — with interest.

Swanluv will review your relationship and set an interest rate based on your compatibility. Co-founder . . . → Read More: A startup that bets on failed marriages

Abdul Aziz’s student graduates in San Barnardinom USA

Al-Huda Institute founder Farhat Hashmi also pays tribute

Visibly touched by one of his former students making a name for herself in the US, Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz said that he was proud of Tashfeen Malik’s achievements. Aziz was addressing a press conference from his mosque’s loudspeaker.

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The myth of the ‘holy cow’

(By Satya Sagar) I am a humble cow from India and writing this to clear up some of the bull being propagated about me and members of my family for a long time.

I am not using the term ‘humble’ out of some false sense of modesty but only because this . . . → Read More: The myth of the ‘holy cow’