Executioners

Angels of Death: A Family of Executioners

Executioners are not something we hear about anymore. In Islam, Malak-Al-Maut is the name that is given to the angel of death who, according to what Islamic theologians say, was one of God’s most favorite angels. He was said to be loyal and was trusted with the task to separate souls from human bodies, something God only trusted him with, when the right time would come for any human.
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dying

Odds of Dying: Terrorists & Serial Killers Shouldn’t Concern You

Death is perhaps the most certain part of everyone’s life. It’s a given constant, while the only variable is the time of its occurrence. Thanks to mass media and the internet, news about death and dying seems to travel quickly these days, spreading hysteria and fear.
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Kim Jong-nam's murder

Untangling the Mystery of Kim Jong-nam’s Murder

The 2nd of October marked the start of one of the most infamous trials in Malaysia. Two women in their late twenties are accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader. Perhaps the most appalling assassination case of our time, the killing of Kim Jong-nam was the subject of a heated investigation. As this investigation progressed, the facts started to surface, and the story began to look more like a spy movie, rather than an actual, real-life event.
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Euthanasia

Legal Suicide: The Case of Modern Day Euthanasia

Euthanasia. If given a chance, people will always choose to live. This is why we have come up with different ways to keep our bodies in shape: various diets, exercise, and supplements. We build and develop technologies to sustain life. But what if suddenly, someone begs to pass out of this world in a way he or she deems dignified? Would the rest of society allow it?
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Dangerous Selfie

The Killer Selfie: How an Internet Fad Went Too Far

The perfect selfie is elusive for most of us. We spend hours looking for just the right lighting, poses (to duckface or not to duckface?), and filters that will allow us to capture the best versions of ourselves. There’s even a whole niche market of selfie accessories, including the infamous selfie stick, that promises to help us take the perfect pic. It’s pretty evident that the selfie market has proved that it’s here to stay, which begs just one question: how far is too far for the perfect selfie?
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Honor Killings

Honor Killings: A Stigma of Humanity

It was a pleasant day. The evening had been dreamy and relatively cooler after the first monsoon rain. Enjoying tea with cookies, I was scrolling up and down on my feed when news caught my eyes. I couldn’t just scroll it down; a Christian teenage girl from Israel had been killed by her father over a relationship with a Muslim guy. That was Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. One of many honor killings we had to wittness in recent years.
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