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Nothing "Islamic" About ISIS, Part Two: What the "Jizya" Really Means

Date: 08/25/2014

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Last time , we began the conversation about how ISIS and its actions are hardly "Islamic." Now, we will delve, a little, into the issue of this "tax" that the barbarians of ISIS demanded be paid by Iraqi Christians, called the jizya. The extremist forces of ISIS told Christians that they can either "covert, pay the j ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Quran, Islam, Muslims, Jizya, Tax

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A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Date: 08/25/2014

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina   You may have noticed headlines about the rise of prescription drugs as a major cause of addiction and death by overdose. Pain pills are overshadowed by illegal drugs like heroin and their dangers masked by a certain air of respectability. Ye ...

Related Topics: Opiod Abuse, Prescriptions-Opioids, Opioids-Chronic-Pain, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, Codeine, Percocet, Perscription-Drug-Abuse, Pain, Painkillers, Chronic-Pain-Research

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