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UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis

UN Secretary General Calls on Member States to Take a People-centered Approach to Migration Crisis

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 2,200 migrants died while trying to cross the Mediterranean during the first seven months of 2017. In the United States, more people are dying while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, even though fewer people are ...

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We Should Have Never Permitted Another Inquisition

We Should Have Never Permitted Another Inquisition

In the last week there have been mass graves discovered in Iraq. There is little detail on who the 400 people found buried are, why they were executed or what group they belonged to, but just that they were victims of ISIS and their location. This story and many ...

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Bangladeshi Hindu activist: “Sheikh Hasina’s government helps the Rohingya but neglects non-Muslims”

Bangladeshi Hindu activist: “Sheikh Hasina’s government helps the Rohingya but neglects non-Muslims”

In an exclusive interview, Shipan Kumar Basu, the head of the Hindu Struggle Committee, emphasized that Sheikh Hasina’s government is rushing to help Rohingya Muslims but is systematically discriminating against Hindus, Buddhists and Christians in her country including the Rohingya Hindus who came to her country seeking shelter from ...

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GailForce: Standby for More Debates on Privacy vs Security

GailForce:  Standby for More Debates on Privacy vs Security

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to gets his pants on.” –Winston Churchill On October 4th, the House Judiciary Committee introduced a bill that would extend the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which is set to expire at ...

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Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Rohingya Muslims are not the only victims of the ethnic cleansing presently going on in Myanmar. Hindu homes are reportedly being burned and looted while the international community continues to only focus on the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

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Hindu Rights Activist Seeks Israeli Support for Bangladeshi minorities

Hindu Rights Activist Seeks Israeli Support for Bangladeshi minorities

The minorities in Bangladesh are in a dire and tragic predicament. Sheikh Hasina, who has served as prime minister since 2009 has done nothing to offer security to them.

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Hindu Rights Activist: Bangladeshi Democracy on the Verge of Extinction

Hindu Rights Activist: Bangladeshi Democracy on the Verge of Extinction

The persecution of the Bangladeshi Supreme Court’s Chief Justice due to his opposition to the 16th amendment highlights the oppression experienced by Hindus.

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The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

The Persecution of Christians and Hindus in Bangladesh

According to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “If a country does not recognize minority rights, you will not have the kind of prosperity and stability that is possible.” The present reality in Bangladesh highlights that Clinton is correct about this.

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Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

With over a million migrants arriving on Greek and Italian shores last year looking to enter the EU, curbing the flow of third country asylum seekers from places like Eritrea is an urgent policy priority for European leaders.

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Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam

Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam

Against a backdrop of growing islamophobia, we are compelled to ask an urgent question: are Islamic values compatible with Western values?

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Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Bangladesh—a Muslim majority state—is planning to send refugee Rohingyas from Myanmar to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal that critics say is 'unlivable'.

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Refugee Policy Should Always Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

Refugee Policy Should Always Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

As refugee funds are limited, assistance should be concentrated on those who are worst off—individuals and communities that are victims of genocide.

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The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

Establishing the facts in an objective review could possibly achieve some form of justice for victims of war crimes and genocide.

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How the U.S. Sentiment Towards Refugees Shifted

How the U.S. Sentiment Towards Refugees Shifted

40 years ago, two million Vietnamese refugees resettled in the U.S. FPA spoke to Vietnamese-Americans to see how U.S. sentiment towards refugees has changed.

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‘Reality Presidency’ and New Diplomacy

‘Reality Presidency’ and New Diplomacy

The recent public execution of political correctness in the U.S. and elsewhere in the West had an unintended consequence: removing the curtain of hypocrisy.

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