A funny thing happened the other day. Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, tried to convince readers of the Wall Street Journal that the “only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered but flourishing is Israel,” while blaming Islam for the plight of Christians in the Middle East, specifically the plight of Christian Palestinians in the West Bank.
A series of cartoons looking at the recent NYPD controversy.
The British Media & Islam – newspapers have taken liberties with the truth far too many times…
The editor of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo spoke out immediately after the petrol-bombing of the offices of his offices on Wednesday to accuse those responsible of being ‘idiots who betray their own religion’ and ‘radical stupid people who don’t know what Islam is’. Stephane Charbonnier comes across as defensive of Islam, voicing the same sentiment expressed by most of us ‘moderates’ whenever extremist attacks splash themselves across the news.
An identity-complex laden guest contributor offers his thoughts on Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter.
My second year on campus was much better, I met a lot more people and since the terrorists attacks of 9/11 have already happened, there was a lot more students studying Arabic and Islam.
Had Souria been one country, the US invasion of Iraq would have been unfeasible, the Lebanese civil war would have never happened, and Israel could not have survived, and we wouldn’t have Palestinian refugees living all over Souria as unwanted foreigners.
Upon our arrival to the Gaza Strip in the summer of 1991, I began missing all the things I took for granted; which included air conditioning and my favorite show Voltron. After a few months in Gaza, and having to adjust to life there, my gazillion cousins made life a lot more fun. Their sudden presence in my life combined with their stories made the difference. My first Ramadan in Gaza began on March 5th, 1992.
While we were guests of that country, Ramadan was the one time when we felt just like the local people. It was a wonderful time – a feeling of unity was over the country and everyone had plenty to eat and was able enjoy the special season. I remember on some evenings my family would skip Iftar to go to the mosque where they served an extravagant meal after the sunset prayer.
The Most Ideal System to Run a Geographically-Contiguous Society