Category Archives: Naher Osten/ Middle East

On returning from Palestine – by Omar Robert Hamilton At the border it is always the same questions. Do you have another name? Do you have another passport? What is your father’s name? What is his father’s name? Have you ever been to Syria? Lebanon? Morocco? What are … Continue reading

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Sir, you guys will not remain like little goldfish in the European fortress – Fatou Diome “These people whose bodies are washing up on these shores, – and I carefully choose my words – if they were Whites, the whole Earth should be shaking now. Instead, it’s Blacks and Arabs who are dying and their … Continue reading

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ISIS – The Inside Story – by Martin Chulov In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings … Continue reading

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Gaza’s unhappy sister wives – by Asmaa Al-Ghoul They entered the hairdresser’s shop together. One looked serious, covered in traditional Islamic dress; while the other seemed more lively, wearing pants and lots of makeup. The first woman had an authoritarian air that she tried to impose on … Continue reading

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Exposing the Secret of Domestic Abuse in Egypt – by Reem Abdellatif It wasn’t easy growing up as a teenage Muslim girl, with a father who thought he owned your body just because he put a roof over your head or food on the table. Not just that—this was a Muslim … Continue reading

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Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism – by Harrison Lanigan-Coyte Between the 23rd and 27th of February, students and staff at SOAS, University of London took to the ballot box in a school wide referendum which asked “should SOAS join the BDS call for an academic boycott of Israeli … Continue reading

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From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria – by Mona El-Naggar

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