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How to Write About Salafis

Here are some tips for you wannabe-published folks out there.

The Mall of Mecca, or a New Era of Growth?

While the Hajj has been, since its inception and throughout history, a commercial endeavor as much as a religious endeavor, these recent changes offer an unsettling secularizing view of the holy cities where profit trumps spirituality. What does this mean for for one of Islam’s five essential pillars?

How Saudi Arabia Killed the Arab Spring

Saudi Arabia squashed the “Arab Spring” when it sent its military to quell the popular uprising in neighboring Bahrain earlier this year.

A Letter to Saudi Women Drivers

Saudi Women who stand up to the regime simply by driving should also challenge it’s intervention in Bahrain.

Arabs Get Creative About Development

A group of young Arab students in Montreal are working on an international development conference for this upcoming fall.

Islamist Iraq

Another case of certified Islam in the making. Whether Islamists are aware of how they are being used is beyond their capacity of contemplation.

An Idiot’s Guide on How To Repress the People

Time to give these old, crumbling autocracies a few pointers on how to tackle the never-ending conundrum of people pressure.

A Piece by Balqees Melhem

They taught us in school… That he who does not group-pray at the mosque is a hypocrite! My dad was one of them.

The Brutality of Bahrain

While democracy campaigners have faced vicious crackdowns across the Arab world this year, none have been so thoroughly crushed as the peaceful protesters in Bahrain.

Dictator March Madness

Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks, and now on MSNBC, breaks it down for us – March Madness style.

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