Category Archives: Short Comments

Illegal immigration and the myth of easy life in the West

One hundred sixty-two people lost their lives off the Egyptian coast near the town of Rosetta on Friday. About 150 people are still unaccounted for after a boat carrying hundreds of illegal migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to … Continue reading

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Muslims, France, and the war on shorts

  Photo via UK’s Independent/ Getty Images In the wake of the Burkini war, a violent skirmish of altogether different proportions has surfaced in France. In the southern French city of Toulon, two women wearing shorts were verbally assaulted as … Continue reading

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Suheir Atassi’s swimsuit and our moral bankruptcy

Syria’s Suheir Atassi Millions of women around the world do this daily without attracting much attention, but recently, Suhair Atassi, a prominent, secular Syrian opposition figure was spotted wearing a swimsuit at a Turkish resort. When photos of her appeared … Continue reading

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Remembering Islam El-Behery on his Birthday

  Islam el-Behery Via Youm 7 newspaper “Today is Islam El-Behery’s birthday”____ Facebook has always been diligent in sending Birthdays notification, but this one was awkward. What is the point in writing a Facebook message to a man in prison? … Continue reading

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Egypt: A coup against the coup?

Gamal El-Gaml wrote an interesting article in Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm.  He claimed that weeks ago he received detailed information on what he described as arrangements for a “manufactured popular revolt” against the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. He claimed, according to … Continue reading

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Sisi’s red carpet saga

A massive red carpet that was laid over public roads for Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb has triggered ridicule and criticism, especially after Sisi’s call for … Continue reading

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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

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Suleiman Khater: Egypt’s Fake Hero

Iranian stamp honouring Suleiman Khater for killing Israelis   Sinai October 1985 — Egyptian conscript Suleiman Khater killed 7 Israeli civilians, including 4 children, during their vacation in Ras Burqa, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. In December 1985, Khater was tried … Continue reading

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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

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Stories From Egypt

In this Christmas season, and amidst the doom and gloom in the Middle East, I like to share these two stories from Egypt. First, Mohamed Ayman Shaweeka, a young Egyptian soldier, saved the life of 16 of his comrades in … Continue reading

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