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Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad Under Mongolian Occupation

A hardly deniable cultural and, in particular, intellectual decline in the Islamic World began when, in 1258 CE, Baghdad had been sacked by the Mongolian Emperor Hülegü Khan (d. 1265), grandson of Chengis Khan. Hülegü was the brother of Möngke Khan … Continue reading

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A Green Light for War

April Glaspie, then Ambassador to Iraq, has long been blamed for giving a “Green Light” to dictator Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait on August 2, 1990. The young Ambassador had been summoned, for the very first time, to the president’s … Continue reading

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Today, a 13-year-old school girl wearing a vest packed with explosives fortunately turned herself to authorities north of Baghdad. She doesn’t want to be a suicide bomber, she told the police. I have reported here and at Salmiya about the recent … Continue reading

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