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|March 11, 2019
The largest Islamic organization on the planet has a request for all Muslims. Quit calling people kafir, an Arabic word for infidels or nonbelievers. This proclamation was issued by Nahdlatul Ulama or NU, an Indonesian collective claiming more than 90 million adherents — from clerics and politicians to shopkeepers and farmers.
Also, in the Syrian desert near the Jordanian border lies Rukban Camp — an unofficial tent city of over 40,000 displaced people who fled the country’s civil war. There’s no running water, regular food supplies or medical care. And a complex web of negotiations between leaders of Syria, Russia, Jordan, Iran, the United States and the United Nations have stalled aid for months at a time.
And on the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising, an activist who has long fought for a Free Tibet reflects on the movement.
— Anna Pratt, The Scan editor
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