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Toxic Smoke Chokes Indonesia
For months, fires have been raging throughout much of Indonesia. They started because of the practice of slash and burn agriculture, which local farmers view as necessary to keep up the lucrative palm oil industry, but they haven’t stopped. Now they’re blanketing the skies of much of Southeast Asia, grounding flights, closing schools, threatening endangered species, and sickening inhabitants. One expert has called the environmental and public health crisis “a crime against…
Natural disasters and calamities in light of Quran and Sunnah
Natural disasters and calamities have been hitting different parts of the world throughout the human history. People have different views about them; some take them as mere events and accidents taking place by chance, while many others take them as torments and trials of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala (SWT). We need to seek guidance from the holy Quran and the Sunnah about these matters. When we read the holy Quran and Hadiths minutely, we can conclude three points:..
Televangelist: Gay Rights Will Lead To ‘Catastrophic Natural Disasters’ And Violent Persecution
Tennessee-based televangelistPerry Stone posted a “Major Alert” on his Facebook page yesterday to issue a dramatic warning about a plan to fine and imprison pastors who “publically say that the gay lifestyle is a sin.” Of course, Religious Right activists have been making this bogus claim for years , but Stone reports that this nonexistent bill to criminalize free speech “has the support [of] over 100 House members and numerous Senators.” He warned that violence and natural disasters are coming to America as a result of the gay rights movement: “It is the days of Elijah all over again, where the Spirit of Jezebel is after the heads (voices) of the men of God. There is serious government persecution coming to all who stand for truth, and when the ‘left’ becomes…