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Detroit’s Jimmy Aldaoud, deported from Detroit to Iraq, dies without access to insulin

This is Jimmy Aldaoud. He was born 41 years ago in a Greek refugee camp to Christian parents that had fled religious prosecution in Iraq. As six months old, Aldauod and his family made their way to United States, where they have lived ever since. This past June, ICE deported Aldaoud to Iraq. They did […]

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Juan Cole on the Swiss minaret ban

Yesterday, the people of Switzerland voted to make the construction of minarets illegal in their country. Minarets, as you may know, are the narrow towers adjoining mosques from which Muslims are called to prayer. The action, which is sure to prompt legal action on behalf of Switzerland’s 5% Muslim minority, is being furiously debated online […]

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