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Happy New Year’s Day 2017 Quotes And Sayings: 27 Inspirational Messages Of Hope

By Latin Times Happy New Year's Day! A new year is upon us which means it's time to look back on our accomplishments and think about how we can continue growing as individuals on the year ahead. Sometimes life can be hard and stressful and we forget about all the small strides we make because negativity overpowers us. We might have taken a step back, but the idea is to take two steps ahead and confront the challenges life presents us and overcome it with a positive attitude and having hope that everything will turn out all right. We have rounded up quotes of inspiration that will surely give you hope for the year ahead. Good luck! 1. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” (Brad Paisley) 2. ...

​American Muslims: a potential catalyst of change.

​by Ruby Amatalla, ​Executive Director, Muslims for Peace, Justice, and Progress​, Huffington Post​ In spite of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric and, subsequently, his victory, Muslims in America should remain optimistic. His use of the growing anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States of America (America) were for a political gain during the election is reminiscent of vicious McCarthyism in the 1950s. However, Senator McCarthy’s ruthless drive in hate and fear mongering against the Communists for political purposes was brought to an end by the discourse with the American public initiated by courageous people like Edward R. Murrow, a broadcast journalist. His words were simple and straight forward: he said “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We wi...

​​Americans Think There Are 54 Million Muslims In America. There Are Only 3 Million.

​“The poll is a clear indication that fear can sadly be more influential than fact.”​ by ​Christopher Mathias, Huffington Post​ Americans and Europeans drastically overestimate their Muslim populations, a new international survey shows, a misperception many say is driven by Islamophobia and growing anti-Muslim sentiment. Americans think 17 out of every 100 people in the U.S. are Muslim, according to the survey from Ipsos Mori, a U.K. research company. But, according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, Muslims account for only 1 out of every 100 people in the U.S. That works out to Americans thinking there are about 54 million Muslims in the U.S., when in fact the Muslim population is about 3 million. This wide disparity betwe...

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