Scientific American Retracted Pro-Palestine Article Without Any Factual Errors

After right-wing outrage, the esteemed journal removed an opinion piece expressing solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment.


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Scientific American Retracted Pro-Palestine Article Without Any Factual Errors

Murtaza Hussain

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Betwa Sharma, Ahmer Khan

Hindu nationalist groups in Uttar Pradesh are using an anti-conversion law to violently break up interfaith couples and legitimate an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory.

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