In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Muslim Athletes Shine in Hijab
Feb14

Hijab no barrier for Muslim athletes to excel

  DOHA – Veiled female athletes in the Middle East are overcoming different challenges to excel in various sports fields and shatter western stereotypes about their hijab, culture and religion, a recent research at Northwestern University in Qatar has revealed. “Female athletes in the Middle East face pressures that include family, religion, politics, and culture,” said the research cited by Trade Arabia website. “These issues often take place over use or nonuse of the hijab, the traditional head covering for Muslim women.” The research, “Muslim Female Athletes and the Hijab”, is the result of a year-long cooperation between Northwestern sociologist Geoff Harkness and his course...

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Bankers are the dictators of the West
Jan31

Bankers are the dictators of the West

  Writing from the very region that produces more clichés per square foot than any other “story” – the Middle East – I should perhaps pause before I say I have never read so much garbage, so much utter drivel, as I have about the world financial crisis. But I will not hold my fire. It seems to me that the reporting of the collapse of capitalism has reached a new low which even the Middle East cannot surpass for sheer unadulterated obedience to the very institutions and Harvard “experts” who have helped to bring about the whole criminal disaster. Let’s kick off with the “Arab Spring” – in itself a grotesque verbal distortion of the great...

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irantanks
Jan16

What would war with Iran look like?

Despite President Barack Obama’s assertion that he would open up avenues to talk to the Iranians, he has failed to do so, he has rejected Iranian initiatives to start a dialogue, and he is showing every sign of unwillingness to negotiate on any level. Congress has even moved to block any contact between American and Iranian diplomats. The sanctions that recently took effect against the Iranian banking system can be construed as an act of war, particularly as Iran has not provided any casus belli. Further sanctions that will restrict energy imports are impending and will bring the country’s economy to a halt. There are already signs that the Iranian government feels itself compelled to...

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