The Gray Devil in Me

Have you ever loved a woman so much that you thought all other women were an illusion? Have you ever watched the woman you love the most getting raped, every day, without you being able to do anything to stop it? The rapists vary; brothers, fathers, cousins, neighbors and tourists but the she is the... Continue Reading →

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Trump’s Middle East: Interesting Stuff

Donald Trump believes that the U.S. has destabilized the Middle East and made it into a mess. But what does stability mean to Trump? The GOP presumptive nominee does not view the Middle East in mere black and white. He instead engineers a map of friends and foes across the region with different shades of... Continue Reading →

The Obama Legacy

Until 2009, nothing seemed to have damaged the relationship between the United States and Muslims across the world more than the 9/11 attacks and the wars that followed. When President Obama was first elected in late 2008, there was hope he would be the one to rebuild that relationship. At a time when Muslims in... Continue Reading →

A Falling Establishment

As President Obama visits a Baltimore mosque to show support for Muslim-Americans, it has become even more difficult to understand the fuss over Mr. Donald Trump’s controversial statements about Muslims. Last December, Mr. Trump proposed a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He said what he said. So what? It doesn’t... Continue Reading →

Arabic as a Feminist Language

“The transition in Syria should also include full participation for women,” said William Hague, the UK’s former foreign secretary at a Syria peace conference. “I welcome the Secretary General’s and Mr. Brahimi’s strong support for the inclusion of women in both delegations.” Perhaps Mr. Hague didn’t realize how offensive his statement was to most of... Continue Reading →

Army Diary: This Is How We Live

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) estimated Syria's death toll at 340,124 casualties as of October 16, 2015. A minimum of 87,312 and up to 132,000 account for losses within the Syrian military, yet very little has been heard about them. Below is a translation of a Facebook post by Tarek Kholy, who gives... Continue Reading →

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