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Biometrics 101
"Biometric" come from the Greek words "bio" (life) and "metric" (to measure). Biometrics are technologies used for measuring and analyzing a person's unique characteristics. There are two types of biometrics: behavioral and physical. Behavioral biometrics are generally used for verification while physical biometrics can be used for either identification or verification.


Islam Rising
The last "Islamic Union" was the great Ottoman Empire. Since its collapse, the Islamic world has been divided into many nation states that remained, some for a prolonged period of time, under colonial rule. From 1920 onward, most of the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Muslims of Southeast Asia came under the rule of European colonial powers, in particular France and Britain. Muslims of Central Asia and the Caucasus first fell under the rule of the Russians and later on, and even worse, the Soviets.
Babylon Then and Now

The Bible tells us that God  “hath made of one blood all nations of men


for  to dwell on all the face of the earth”   (Acts 17:26). It appears that


God had from the beginning intended that man multiply and fill the earth,


but at Babel, the great grandson of Noah, Nimrod, organized a great