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Mintpress: The Balanced Voice Of Journalism In Usa

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Just wanted to let you all know of an alternative news organization MintPress.

I found some of their articles interesting and debatable, at the very least, a breeze of fresh air in the stagnant pond of rotten news in USA specially from the commercial media (CNN, Fox, NPR etc.).

Here's the website: http://www.mintpressnews.com/

Here's what the MintPress founder Mnar Muhawesh says about her ambitions:

“If you know what you are doing is going to make a difference for Muslims, then do it,” she says. The need for Muslim, especially Shia, journalists has become crucial in the Western world, Muhawesh feels. “[We] as Muslims are not represented equally as we should be, and as long as Muslims avoid journalist careers, then the voice of the Muslims will rarely be heard or even understood,” she adds.

Many Shia scholars, including the prominent Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi of Toronto, have stressed the need to enter the world of journalism. Being the mainstream source of media, journalists are gifted with that ability to let the world know what Islam and Shi’ism really stand for. As Muhawesh puts it “Alhamdullila I feel like God has given me a mission in life to represent Muslims in the one country that is fighting a war against Islam, yet the one country that is giving opportunity to everyone. I am taking advantage of this opportunity and will Insha’Allah help Muslims everywhere.”

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