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Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Religious Studies Department hosts its 7th annual lecture honoring a famous Bengali poet

Patrick J. Wilkinson

September 12, 2013

The Religious Studies Department hosted its 7th annual Kazi Nazrul Islam lecture on Sept. 12th in the USU West Valley Room. The lecturer was keynote speaker Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, professor and chair of Barnard College Asian and Middle Eastern cultures department. McDermott specializes in the ...

The peacefulness of Muslims: Violence over ‘Innocence of Muslims’ not reflective of true Islam

Michelle Qubadi

September 26, 2012

Over the past few weeks, a crude, low-budget film called "Innocence of Muslims" has been causing outrage and even instances of violence at U.S. embassies around the world. According to the Associated Press, “enraged Muslims have demanded punishment” for the filmmaker and that a “Pakista...

Civil rights activists give voice to Muslim community

Katie Donahue

September 26, 2010

Current political issues, religious freedom and racism were among the issues discussed in a lecture by Asian Americans for Community and Talent (AACT). Kathy Masaoka from Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) and Affad Shaikh, civil rights manager for the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on...

The U.S. should pass a constitutional amendment outlawing the burning of holy texts in effigy

Xavier Scott

September 15, 2010

Arguing for the government: Xavier Scott Since the media’s new and irresponsible approach in distinguishing what is and isn’t important, there have been many stunts made by senseless people that have not only made national news but sparked political debates. The one to receive this honor most recently...

Disneyland should allow employees to wear religious attire while at work


September 8, 2010

Arguing for the government: Cassandra Thieme When Disneyland forced employee Imane Boudlal to remove her hijab while at work, they committed discrimination—our long-standing fight since settlement here in America. Many settlers came to America in order to escape religious persecution and live in a fr...

Iran’s abuse of power extensive

John Kami

January 25, 2010

John Kami Contributing reporter Since its inception, Iran’s government has abused human rights. Its government has stood on the grounds of false accusations against innocent victims, thievery, torture, and embarrassing the Shia sect of Islam. Unfortunately, many people have been fooled that t...

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