While sanctions against Saudi Arabia are impossible to fathom due to the country's oil power, individual acts of protest must continue and rise.
I've often wondered what would happen if average people actually knew about Church history and theology. For your benefit and/or your entertainment, I thought a list of some of the more awesome-er contemplative issues I've come across would make for a smashing good time.
In Malala's recent interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, she discussed how she would respond to a Taliban assassin. Her answer left Stewart speechless.
It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.
If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war?
So how exactly have the Jews survived? According Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein, authors of The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492 (Princeton University Press, 2012), the answer has as much to do with economics as with spirituality.
It's protest season again in Turkey. The summer holidays are at an end and students are back at university. People are returning to the streets.
This is my third venture to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina that lie in the western realm of today's Saudi kingdom to make a film on the Hajj pilgrimage. It's a privilege and a mountain of effort to do this work.
Baalbaki resigned. Baalbaki didn't resign. "Baalbaki Forever" headlined the Maharat News website, saying that no sooner had the Lebanese Press Syndi...
The whole brouhaha, the anticipation and the subsequent -- and I must say, inevitable -- letdown once again serve only to show us and the rest of the world, how little the United States knows of the Middle East.
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Most contemporary observers recognize the role of satire and political comedy in influencing politics and public debate, particularly through shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But, it also serves a much deeper social function.
The land of Turkish delights is once again trying to prove to itself and to the rest of the world that it is on its way to producing the first homegrown Muslim democracy.
No religion commands violence. No religion encourages ruthlessness, selfishness, lovelessness and massacre. Violence and the conditions that pave the way for violence develops when ideologies that promote conflict replace the moral values of religion.
Using blanket terms like "Islamist" to describe any non-secular Muslim group or individual is a lazy way to simplistically term an enormous spectrum of people and attitudes and philosophies and histories.
More so now than ever Muslims around the world must take a stand -- not defensive or offensive, but one to that leads to the path of education and awareness by becoming better acquainted with their Islamic values and heritage.