Tag Archives: Islam

An Angry and Uninformed Obama

As Juan Cole has pointed out, President Obama seems not to be aware of the likely real motives of Omar Mateen, who had killed at least 49 guests of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, when mentioning “self-radicalization on … Continue reading

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Homophobia in Kuwait

When Holocaust-denier former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia University in September 2007, he raised another laugh when pretending, “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country, in Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Being fascinated by the DIFFERENCE in culture of Western and Muslim societies, I find the study of differences as much as important as the study of similarities in understanding what separates us. These days see, once again, an almost coincidence … Continue reading

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Profit over People

This summer has seen riots of Bangladeshi cleaners in Kuwait who had been cheated by companies who had hired them from their home country to the Gulf. ‘Troublemakers’, as strikers had been called in the media, had been ‘calmed down’ … Continue reading

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Almost a Revelation

The Book of Job in the Jewish Tanakh (and adopted in the Christian Old Testament) is a difficult one. It may reveal a lot about the character of God and it’s perception in the two monotheistic religions, Judaism and Christianity. … Continue reading

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