While military tactics can be effective in the short term, you can't bomb an ideology. You have to combat it with better ideology.
These are simple objects: clocks, keys, combs, glasses. They are the things that victims of genocide in Bosnia carried with them on their final journe...
At what point do mistakes aggregate into something evil? At the very least, do they prevent us from claiming the mantle of good? And, of course, it's not just the mistakes that are problematic but also the deliberate policies that, for instance, align Washington with dictators and other murderous actors.
Miss Hamilton put an unwrapped condom onto a large banana in front of the entire class, explaining the facts of the animal kingdom. I could never tell my parents what had actually happened in the classroom. They would have beaten me with the banana and forced me to eat it, as I begged forgiveness for my sins.
The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.
In facing the dangerous situation today presented by the Islamic State and its ideological peers, we should be clear: There is no crisis in Islam. But, there is, conversely and unmistakably, an existential crisis (or crises) in the Muslim world. It is time to speak and act accordingly.
Let's be clear, violence committed in the name of religion, racial superiority, ideology or any other form of hatred is evil. Smearing a whole group because of the actions of some who claim membership may not be as evil, but that's an awfully low bar to clear.
So -- which side is right? Is Islam essentially violent and intolerant or essentially peaceful and pluralistic? Do the guys with the bloody machetes represent Islam, or are they an aberration? I think that anyone who tries to answer this question simply is doing so deliberately in order to score political points.
It would be easier to look the other way. It would be easier. But if we continue to blame the others, insist on our inaction and silence, it is we, we, no one else, who is letting our religion be hijacked by this fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.
I can't account for national trends, but on an anecdotal level, it has been fascinating to watch millennials become some of America's best 'unofficial ambassadors.'
I watched as these girls, even in class, were pre-occupied with their looks, pushing their boobs up, rolling their shorts up and trying to get away with whatever they could to make themselves more sexually appealing. Where did I, as a brown hijabi girl fit in?
The good news is that Israel and the most powerful of its longtime Arab adversaries have come to a common understanding of the peril to their very survival from resurgent fundamentalist Islamism.
Diversity is a word I embrace and May in the Summer displays all its nuances in an engrossing and even affectionate manner.
A declaration last week by a European Muslim academic that he would indefinitely abstain from several North American Muslim conferences and conventions because of a perceived political apathy on global crises, such as in Gaza and elsewhere, has sparked intense and important debate on the role of American Muslim community organizations.
Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.
Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.