Monthly Archives: October 2017

Qur’an in Context

The above picture from a famous 14th century manuscript, celebrated as one of al-Biruni’s (d. 1048) major works, shows two determined riders approaching a watchtower with a fearful looking guard. One rider has mounted a camel while the other is … Continue reading

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“Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom”

When reading president Trump’s new strategy on Iran and his respective remarks one cannot help: déjà vu. The above statement has been uttered 15 years ago by Trump’s predecessor, George W. Bush, when addressing the American people in his first … Continue reading

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The Storm

The transcript of Eminem’s remarkable freestyle rap dissing president Donald Trump can be read below. Trump continues mocking people of Puerto Rico, who have been hit by two disastrous hurricanes, with a series of disgraceful tweets. The wonderful people of … Continue reading

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Human Flow

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and head of the Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, have agreed to cap the annual number of refugees at 200,000. As the Guardian comments, the “refugee cap deal is widely being interpreted as mainstream conservatives yielding to … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to ICAN

Okay, there was no slap in the face and we have still to wait whether president Trump will withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo had apparently feared Trump’s scorn and awarded the Peace Prize … Continue reading

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