Category Archives: Islam

Obama’s misguided cropped image of Islam

    Obama’s visit to the Baltimore Mosque. Via White House Amidst the rising global hatred against Muslims, American President Barak Obama visited a mosque in Baltimore. President Obama delivered a speech calling for harmony and religious, but during the … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Islam, Short Comments | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Italy’s shambolic appeasement of Islamism

Plywood boxes concealed the nude statues at the museum in Rome Photo via BBC   Iranian President Rouhani is in Europe seeking to boost economic ties after the implementation of the Iran deal and the lifting of sanctions on his … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Iran, Islam, Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

On Copts of Egypt: A Personal Journey

Cairo ___ many years ago, my primary school teacher took me aside and gave me a stern ultimatum. Either cut my links with one of my friends, “C,” or my school performance would be affected. In my teacher’s view, “C” … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Diary of Aak, Egypt, Islam, Middle East | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

How to enslave a woman – An #ISIL Fatwa (Ruling) Translation

Yesterday, I wrote about Nadia Murad, the Yazidi girl who was captured and raped by ISIS. For more perspective about her ordeal and thousands of other innocent girls, the Muslim world must be aware of how those thugs abuse Islam. … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Short Comments | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Few Thoughts on Syria’s Zahran Alloush

Zahran Alloush Credit Amer Almohibany/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Last Friday, Zahran Alloush, the powerful leader of the Army of Islam, one of the many rebel groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria, was killed in an air strike by … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Islam, Middle East, Politics, Syria | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Will Canada entice us to embrace liberal secularism?

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau  personally welcome Syrian  refugees via his Twitter’s account This weekend, Canada has dominated my timelines on both Facebook and Twitter. The images of the Canadian PM warmly welcoming Syrian refugees arriving in his country are rightly … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Middle East, Short Comments | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The world’s failed war on terrorism

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram       This Cartoon by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune sums up my thoughts about our disunity in fighting terrorism   Sinai, Beirut, Paris, Bamako, and Tunis: the latest terror attacks across three continents are a … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Egypt, Islam, Middle East, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Turkey’s Erdogan and the Ankara bombing

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan You reap what you sow. There are many reasons behind the current polarised, divided Turkey, all of which can be traced to one man, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Indeed, he … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Middle East, Politics, Turkey | Leave a comment

Maryam Namazie and the Illiberal Student Union

The Warwick Students’ Union has barred human rights campaigner and leader of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, Maryam Namazie, from giving a talk on campus, because, they say, she is “highly inflammatory and could incite hatred.” Now a petition … Continue reading

Posted in Best Read, Islam | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

The cultural challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram When refugees embark on the dangerous, often deadly, trip towards Europe, many of them are consciously aware that the price of settling in the Western world will include accepting different laws and ways of life. The … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Politics, Syria | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment