Sounding Islam in China
Posted by Darwish in gods 41 days ago
The aim of this project is to cut through the polarised debates which dominate contemporary discussions of Islam in China, and provide clearer insights into the nature and ideology of religious practice in China today. [...] Sounding Islam in China proposes to map the Islamic soundscapes of contemporary China.
[quote] I’ve been in the hospital since tuesday. A couple different infections and kidney issues. Thankfully, my congresswoman called the VA ... [/quote]
Jo Cameron gave birth to a child without needing pain killers, it "felt like a tickle". She has unintentionally injured herself due to not being able to feel the pain.
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Scientists are also intrigued by Ms. Cameron’s extraordinarily low anxiety level. ... She cannot recall ever having felt depressed or scared.
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In retrospect, she sees how her genetic disposition may have aided her at work. After years as a primary-school teacher, she retrained to work with people with severe mental disabilities. Erratic, aggressive behavior never riled her, she said.
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But though having this mutation may sound like a dream, there are downsides. One is that she is quite forgetful; prone to losing her keys and her train of thought midsentence. The other is that she’s never felt the “adrenaline rush” that other people talk about, she said.
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Yup, Mueller delivers his report!
Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Grab a jumbo tub of popcorn and watch the world burn.
LONDON — Police officers and counterterrorism officials in Britain were investigating attacks on five mosques Thursday, including one in which a man took a sledgehammer to smash the windows of a house of worship in Birmingham, England.
Scriptural Reasoning
Posted by Darwish in gods 59 days ago
Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘disagree better’. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and ones own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities. SR is now practised globally, including in places affected by religion-related tensions and conflict.
Nor Ahmed Plays Gold
Posted by Darwish in fun & games 59 days ago
A sports piece about a Muslim woman who does things. This is a surprise to some people.

According to a United Nations panel, more than one million Uighurs and other Muslims are held in what rights groups and activists call mass detention centres in the remote western region - a charge denied by Beijing.


Over one million Muslims are in concentration camps to brainwash them of their culture and religion. This whole project of ethnic cleansing by the Chinese government is only possible with the silence and complicity of Islamophobic Western governments.

New Zealand has banned military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday, just six days after attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 people dead.


Well, that was fast.
The FBIs main suspect, an African-American security guard named Gerald Wallace, had already admitted he was the one who called a Miami-area mosque to declare, "Im gonna kill you," but investigators were still shocked by what they found on Wallaces phone during their interview with him two years ago.

Wallace – a 35-year-old black man – had called the Ku Klux Klan over and over again because, he told investigators, "I do like what theyre saying."

In America, satire satirize satire.
Music has the power to transform. Lift the spirit. Build connections. Heal. Music can be a greater anxiety-reducer and help people cope with pain more than medication in some cases.

The strange class of materials known as quasicrystals has a new member. Researchers from Brown University describe a quasicrystalline superlattice that self-assembles from a single type of nanoparticle building blocks. This is the first definitive observation of a quasicrystalline superlattice formed from a single component.


Scientists have shown that their pioneering single atom technology can be adapted to building 3D silicon quantum chips -- with precise interlayer alignment and highly accurate measurement of spin states. The 3D architecture is considered a major step in the development of a blueprint to build a large-scale quantum computer.
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, University of Michigan researchers have shown.