This week, our hearts are with the victims of terrorism in Paris, Beirut, and elsewhere around the world.
Hi all, Welcome to another week of news. This week, we have a discussion about dogs and faith.
“I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus/This is it, the apocalypse/Whoa.” -“Radioactive,” by Imagine Dragons, aka the official song of 2013.
While I was supposed to be putting the final touches on a presentation on Sunday, procrastination on Twitter led me to the trending topic “Kamervragen PVV.” The PVV is the Dutch Party for Freedom, which is headed by Geert Wilders. This man and this party, to me, represent everything that is wrong with my country (well, […]
This week’s crapdate, it looks like, is one of those gifts that keeps on giving. It comes from a blog post from 2009, and there is so much to tackle in it that it’s going to have to come in parts. Otherwise, you’ll suffer from rage fatigue, which is a constant threat for many of us, […]
“Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, either man or woman. The one of you is of the other.” – Qur’an
I’m a big, giant fan of communication. However, many today have seemingly confused “dialogue” with “utter contempt for decorum or manners.” In light of this, today I’m going to go over the top five things you need not ask a Muslim.
When people talk about Osama bin Laden, they always do so in relation to his impact on America. He was the nation’s bogeyman, and for good reason. However it might surprise many to learn his plotting and financing has killed far more in the Arab and Muslim world than in the West, and purposefully so.
I am an unrepentant lover of the hijab. I love it when it’s dolled up, cascading, folded simply, slung loosely, tucked up under, or tightly wrapped around just the hairline. The colors, the fabrics; I can easily spend hours in a hijab store and never be satisfied. I have gotten them shipped in from Kuwait, […]
I have this habit of always riding in the front of the metro and train. Why? Well I have it in my head that if somebody decides to blow themselves up they’ll be in the middle for maximum effect. I figure that if I’m in the back I still have the blown up part to […]
Veiled threats, behind the veil, women who veil, unveiling the Middle East. Today we’re going to talk about veils, known colloquially as a hijab. How much political hubris a piece of fabric holds, how many assumptions, both cultural and religious, can be built into a loose cotton weave and just why are people so intrigued […]