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A little story I’ve always wanted to share. I grew up in Tunisia then I moved with my parents to the U.S. to temporarily live there for my father’s work. I was somewhat forced to wear the hijab when I was young, and especially when I went to high school because it is important to practice Islam regardless of where we live. I went to high school in Virginia and it was an amazing school. Although there was not a lot of members of my community ( I was the only hijabi girl in the school), I fit pretty easily…


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The crusades were a series of military campaigns by Christians primarily against the Muslims holding Jerusalem. The purpose was to regain control of Jerusalem- called the “City of God” by Christians- the city where Jesus had taught and was crucified. The main series of Crusades occurred between 1095 and 1291 C.E. The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Claremont preached the first crusade at the Council of Claremont. The first crusade, which lasted from 1095–1099, established the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem, providing more lands for the crusading knights, who often travelled across Europe to try their fortunes and to visit…


“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.”

This quote perfectly describes Michael Apted’s The Up Series. The Up Series is not only documentary filming at its finest, but it is an important sociological study. The series started in 1964, with a group of filmmakers who interviewed 14 children, all age seven. Seven years later, they sought out the same 14 children for follow-up interview. This was repeated when the subjects were 21, 28, 35, and 42. As he chats with them about how things are going, his films penetrate to the central mystery of life, asking the same questions that Wim Wenders poses in “Wings of Desire:”…

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