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Bioethics in Islam

US Public Radio Series

America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

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Abortion. Right to die. Stem cell research. How do Muslims around the world approach modern bioethical dilemmas?

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has killed over 7,000. But the US hasn’t officially condemned Duterte’s tactics; in fact, President Trump has praised them.

Since 9/11 the United States military has been aggressively fighting terrorism all over the world, increasingly using the most elite units. 

Unlike most conventional forces, special operations soldiers are given plenty of freedom to solve complex problems out in the field. 

Much of President Trump’s populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Trump’s pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric? 

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