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Muslim American teen grieves with Orlando

Muslim American teen grieves with Orlando

By Diana Awawdeh Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International TINLEY PARK, Illinois, U.S.A. – The attack early Sunday at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando – the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – is affecting everyone all over the country. As a Muslim American, I am disgusted by the behavior of the shooter, Omar Mateen and ISIS. Islam is a religion of peace and does not deal with any violence. ISIS and its supporters use Islam as an excuse … Read entire article »

Filed under: bigotry, Diane Awawdeh, gay pride, human rights, Islam, Muslim-American, Muslims, Orlando, religion, religious freedom, terrorism, Tinley Park

Grieving Ethiopians United Against ISIS

Grieving Ethiopians United Against ISIS

By Dawit Leake Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The murderous attack on Ethiopians by ISIS terrorists shocked Ethiopians, who learned about it in a video released April 19. The mood then quickly shifted as everyone started crying. There have been marches and the nation is an official mourning period until Saturday. The beheading of our fellow citizens on a beach in Libya was not something that Ethiopians, including me, expected to see happening. People here thought the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addis Ababa, Dawit Leake, Ethiopia, religion, terrorism, War

Pope Francis Visits, Inspires Filipinos

Pope Francis Visits, Inspires Filipinos

By Fritz Allen Gulmatico Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BAGO CITY, The Philippines – The Philippines made worldwide news when Pope Francis arrived January 15 for a state and pastoral visit. The Pope, who stayed in the country until Monday, traveled to the state of Tacloban, where Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever recorded, killed thousands of poor people in 2013. He made history when six million people gathered during his closing Mass, making it the largest event ever for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bago City, Fritz Allen Gulmatico, Pope Francis, religion, the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan