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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

America Can’t Be A Nation Of Bystanders While A Racist Murders Nine Innocents

America Can’t Be A Nation Of Bystanders While A Racist Murders Nine Innocents

By Garret Reich Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International GLENWOOD, Iowa, U.S.A. – As it is, does there happen to be a context to pulling a gun on innocent people?  Or a context for pulling one in a church prayer circle because of the race of the worshippers? In Charlestown, South Carolina this week, there was what many would call a “church massacre” when a gunman killed six women and three men. Police arrested 21-year-old Dylann Roof for the murders. According … Read entire article »

Filed under: Garrett Reich, racism, terrorism