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You Can’t Learn From a History That’s Been Deleted

You Can’t Learn From a History That’s Been Deleted

The “memory hole” is one of the most haunting images in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Used by government workers…
Al-Albani’s Revolutionary Approach to Hadith

Al-Albani’s Revolutionary Approach to Hadith

When on the first of October 1999, Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Al-bani passed away at the age of 85, he…
How Coronavirus Could Make the Middle East Even More Dangerous

How Coronavirus Could Make the Middle East Even More Dangerous

The geopolitical impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic is having ripple effects in countries and regions throughout the world. In the already…
How Bosnia’s Muslims helped build the Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway

How Bosnia’s Muslims helped build the Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway

On 1 September 1900, the construction of a major railway in the Ottoman Empire commenced. The Hejaz Railway, set to…
Why Israel cannot be called a democratic state

Why Israel cannot be called a democratic state

The Israeli elections last spring were seen in the Western press and among some Western politicians as confirmation that Israel is becoming…
Edward Said was really disappointed when he met Sartre, Foucault and De Beauvoir

Edward Said was really disappointed when he met Sartre, Foucault and De Beauvoir

Eager to discover the three philosophers’ perspectives on the Arab region’s issues, Said was thrilled when he received an invitation…
The Imam Who Died Fighting Racism in South Africa

The Imam Who Died Fighting Racism in South Africa

Two momentous events occurred in Cape Town in South Africa on 29 September 1969. The first was a huge funeral…
Arabic, a great language, has a low profile

Arabic, a great language, has a low profile

A mong their many reverberations, the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001had a linguistic side-effect. Between 2002 and 2009 the…
U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11

U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars That Killed Half a Million People Since 9/11

The United States has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars that directly contributed to the deaths of around 500,000 peoplesince…
The Churches and the Bosnian War

The Churches and the Bosnian War

One of the most disturbing features of the war which devastated Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 was the widespread refusal…
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