1948, the Nakbah: The Palestinian Perspective

By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota This article is to present the Palestinian point of view mainly for reference purposes. Americans deserve to know all perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian matter. For Israel supporters, May 14th is a day to celebrate because on that day in 1948, the state of Israel was established. However, for the many millions of Palestinians and Arabs worldwide, the feeling is far from celebratory. In Arabic speaking countries, it’s called the day of Nakbah, which means calamity, tragedy, or travesty.

Counting the days to the End Times

A Quick guide to the Islamic attitude toward prophecies By Elias Karmi, Engage Minnesota For some religions/denominations, notably Evangelical Christians, the subject of the End Times constitutes a formidable chunk of faith. Many of Pastor John Hagee’s books, from the fictional “Left Behind” series to “Jerusalem Countdown: A Warning to the World,” attempt to predict the future according to interpretations of the Bible and have enjoyed tremendous popularity among Evangelical Christians. “Left Behind” was even made into a movie.

Look Beyond Those Who Race Ahead and Cry

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota On March 5th, House Resolution 951, which condemned Palestinians for rocket fire at Israel, passed in a vote of 404 to 1. The lone voice of dissent was that of Congressman Ron Paul, who rose against the resolution, saying it was unfair and inflammatory in its condemnation only of Palestinian attacks. What was alarming was that all Minnesota Congresspeople voted in favor. I want to openly and publicly ask these Minnesota Congresspeople some questions.