Muslim Imam: ‘We Feel That We Are American’

By Mary Onishi “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was blasting through my car’s speakers when I pulled up to the Islamic Center of the South Plains, one of two mosques in Lubbock. I walked into the quiet entrance of the mosque where I was asked to slip off my Chuck Taylors and leave […]

Travel Restrictions Bring Stress, Fear for Students

By Nathan Lawson Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, immigrants in the Texas Tech community have voiced their feelings. According to a fact sheet issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the seven countries being denied entry to the United States are Iraq, Syria, Sudan, […]

Weekly Poll: Religion

According to the Pew Research Center, 47 percent of college students consider religion very important, with 36 percent of them attending religious services at least once a week. In Lubbock, previously ranked as the second most conservative city in the United States, students have an abundance of student ministry options, with most places of worship […]

Double-Edged Power: Soothe Some, Brainwash Others

Friday, November 13, 2015. This is the day everyone remembers for the horrendous news of the Paris terrorist attacks, in which 130 people were killed. As the situation unfolded, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The French flag colors almost immediately flooded the global social space as a symbol through which people expressed sympathy, support and strength in the face […]

The Refugee Question

By Everett Corder As the U.S. gears up for the 2016 presidential election, every international issue is discussed and debated at length by candidates and political analysts throughout the country. Recently, one of those big issues has been whether or not candidates would allow people from Syria fleeing the terrorism in the Middle East to enter the […]

Panel To Discuss ISIS Recruitment Strategies

The U.S. has put much effort and money into combating the jihadist organization Islamic State, known as ISIS, but the group still has between 30,000 and 50,000 militants estimated to be fighting for it. How is that possible? This is a question Dean David Perlmutter has sought to answer in his research. He is studying how the group’s has managed […]

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