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    Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the 1981 shooting that took the life of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal was invited to speak by the graduating class of Goddard College, the school he had attended. Abu-Jamal delivered a pre-recorded commencement speech that made headlines. “An outcry of criticism from victims, law enforcement, and even the state legislature— not for its content, but for no other reason than Abu-Jamal’s words had been provided for public consumption” (Zoukis, 2015). ‘On October 16, 2014, less than two weeks after Abu-Jamal delivered the commencement speech, the Pennsylvania legislature passed the Revictimization Act, also known as the ‘Silencing Act.’ The bill was quickly signed into…

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    reading the book Writing on the Wall, written by Mumia Abu-Jamal, an American activist and¬ journalist who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the killing in 1981 of a white Philadelphia police officer, Daniel Faulkner (Abu-Jamal 2015). Despite the fact that racial profiling violates the constitutions’ core about equal protection of the law, it continues to be a problem today as it has been used in law enforcement tactic by the police to characterize the targets that most likely to…

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    But the best way to thank me is to get involved." Words are nice. Actions are better. No sour grapes here, just a sense of disappointment and a little bit of anger. I don't expect everyone to be Manning or Perez, but the world needs more heroes and less cowards. For me, the question remains: How can we as organizers, activists and artists cultivate courage? First, by telling the stories of genuine heroes like Manning, Perez, Kathy Kelly, Mumia Abu Jamal, and others. After all, if we don't tell…

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    The Sahara Desert Essay

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    Can you imagine living in the world’s largest and hottest desert? The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest and hottest desert. The Sahel lies on the southern border of the Sahara. This region receives more rain than the Sahara, but it often suffers from long periods of drought. Most of Sahel’s land is not appropriate for growing crops, which gave a hard time to the farmers living there. The Sahel are turning into a desert and it greatly affects the people who live there. People adapt living in…

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    Research Paper On Venice

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    Venice is one of the most known cities in the entire world. Its unique architecture and history, made the city popular in different countries. Actually, because of its beauty, Venice has copies in others continents such in America or Asia, where huge casinos recreate its canals and architecture. Nevertheless, the architecture is not the only thing that helped this city to become a reference and a must see in the world. Venetians has their famous carnival, which is a worldly tourism reclaim. On…

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    Bogota, Colombia’s convergence point Bogota is the capital and the largest city of Colombia, convergence point for all kind of people for all around the country, and the ideal destination for business and careers, which also offers a large repertoire of history, gastronomy, culture, recreation and so much more. As any city, Bogota has faults but also it has strengths that makes it a great city to live. I support my statement with the following reasons; first, the diverse means of transport,…

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    Influential Muslim Women

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    If we can try to devote our lives for the cause of Islam and make changes in the United States, that will be a great duty for us. Works Cited "About Us." Yasmin Mogahed A Life of Submission A Piece of Serenity RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2017. Ambreen. "Aisha Bint Abu Bakr." WISE Muslim Women. ASMA Society, 02 Nov. 2010. Web. 12 Mar. 2017. Ansari, Saeed Ahmed, Syed Suleman. Nadvi, and Abdussalam Nadvi. "Hazrat Umme Atiyya." Women Companions of the Holy Prophet and Their Sacred Lives. New…

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    Rise Of Islam Analysis

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    The Islamic state extended quickly after the demise of Muhammad through exceptional victories both at changing over unbelievers to Islam and by the military successes of the Islamic group 's adversaries. Extension of the Islamic state was a reasonable advancement, since Muhammad himself had effectively settled the new confidence through change and success of the individuals who remained against him. Instantly after the Prophet 's passing in 632, Abu Bakr, as the first Caliph, proceeded with the…

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    There are very strict rules and guidelines the members must follow. For instance, people who wish to work for ISIS must wear all black, and are banned from certain luxuries like DVD’s and music. These members must also stay within the ISIS boundaries, including schools, armies, and national anthems and flags. People join ISIS to gain money and escape from their hometowns and lifestyles. “Those who joined ISIS did so not only because of the money and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s long swords. They did…

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    religions from joining it. This meant that the distinction between Islam and Judaism (not as much Christianity) was very blurry, supporting the argument that Medina was just the beginning of the formation of the basic Islam seen today. After Muhammad’s death, many questions about how they should carry on with their beliefs were left unanswered, leaving followers of Muhammad to sort it out as best as they could. Though the basic ideals left behind by Muhammad such as monotheistic,…

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