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Shahajahan Chowdhury

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Fake News refers to a term recently coined by President Donald J. Trump in order to denigrate  news contrary to his policies. He branded media outlets as “Enemies of the people”. In a country that champions liberties such as freedom of the press. It is an unusual case for the United States to have a hostile policy towards the media. One of the most outrageous cases of Fake News circulated by Trump would be his views towards global climate change. Not only does he consider it to be false, but he made the claim the theory stems from the Chinese government in order to economically cripple the American economy. A clearly false statement given how the overwhelming majority of scientists have agreed global climate change exists and human activity is primarily responsible for it. Trump chose to spread the lie in order to appeal to his constituents – One of…

Whether it is taking off your shoes or removing your belt and walking into a scanner, it is clear that airports in the United States take security very seriously. Luggage, for instance, must be below a certain weight and carrying liquids have special regulations involved.  Here, I try to break down the rationale behind airport security. Based on a few personal incidents, here are a few guidelines that airports don’t tell you for ensuring safety: Speaking Arabic Whatever you do, don’t speak Arabic. Yeah, yeah it’s the fifth most common language in the world, but it’s only spoken by about 295,000,000 people. Maher Khalil and Anas Ayyad, who were born in Palestine, were asked to leave the plane because a passenger felt uneasy listening to them speak in Arabic. Ultimately, after questioning from the police, they were able to enter back onto the plane, but they knew not to speak…

Current POTUS Donald J. Trump has recently unveiled an immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations – Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump’s administration chose these nations because all seven countries are plagued with links to terrorism. The media failed to highlight the double standards in which the anti-American sentiment stems from a common grievance – All seven countries suffered from American intervention. For example, the United States invaded Iraq under the suspicions of alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction, which were never found, and liberating the Iraqi people after years of crippling sanctions. After the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime, the nation failed to maintain its stability. Today, the nation suffers from immense sectarian strife as Sunni/Shi’a militias clash with each other, and militant insurgencies such as Daesh(Arabic for Islamic State) and the al-Quds Force exploit sectarianism in order to maintain their sovereignty in war-torn Iraq. Today,…