1) ‘Rising From Destruction’ Shows That ISIS Can Not Destroy Heritage: Replicas of artifacts destroyed in Syria and Iraq by ISIS have been re-created in Italy, and are part of a UNESCO-sponsored exhibit called “Rising from Destruction”running through December in the Coliseum.
2) British Muslims Are Waking Up To Opportunities In The Business Sector: The Guardian reports that in the past few years there has been “an explosion” in businesses that focus on the growing demands and trends of the Muslim consumer market, and takes a look at the upcoming “Muslim Lifestyle Expo” in the UK.
3) Firsthand Account: Bombardment Of Aleppo: Waad Alkhateab is a Syrian citizen journalist and filmmaker based in Aleppo, and in this op-ed for the Guardian writes about how this month has been “totally different from the past five years. It feels as if the Assad government is trying to wipe out what remains of east Aleppo.”
4) And finally, Post Debates, American Muslims Have Nuanced View On Clinton’s Policies: In the third presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. needs “to work with American Muslim communities who are on the front lines to identify and prevent attacks.” In this op-ed for Quartz, financial and religion journalist Ismat Sarah Mangla makes the point that “framing of Muslims solely in terms of national security has an insidious effect in continuing to stigmatize them as something less than fully American.”