By Nada Abuknesha As the 19th anniversary of the Abu-Saleem Prison massacre passes, there is slight fear that the date will pass without much attention on it mainly due to the on-going chaos in Libya raging uncontrollably as I write this piece. Before I begin, it should be mentioned that […]
Countries & Peoples
By Manar Hammoud The Roumieh prison abuse scandal has provoked a strong response from the Sunni community, given that...
By Nada Abuknesha For the past 30 years, the month of April is rife with painful memories for the Libyan people. April...
By Ali Ahmed Habib I want to start this piece by apologising to the 250,000 Syrian people who were killed by the Assad...
By Samantha Borders Another predictable election has come and gone in the state of Israel, keeping Benyamin Netanyahu as its apartheid-state chief. This outcome could almost bore the world with its consistency, were it not for the horrible reality of it keeping in line with policies of entrenchment and damnation […]Read more ›
Jordanian Air Force Chief General Mansour al-Jbour has claimed that air strikes carried out in retaliation for the sadistic execution-by-immolation of Pilot Lieutenant Moaz Youssef al-Kasasbeh have degraded nearly 20% of the ‘Islamic State’s’ [IS] military capabilities. This led a cynical Omar Ashour to muse that, if such claims are […]Read more ›
By Fathima Abdur-Rahman Those hoping King Salman will bring a new era of reform to Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah are likely to be disappointed. The House of Saud has been devalued many times: when radical Arab nationalism swept through the Middle East, when the Shah of […]Read more ›
By: Abdulrahman Al-Ruwaishan It is etched in his hunger-harrowed face, drawn in the blood that spills onto his chin, shown in the wake of a receding hairline. A sniper’s bullet to the arm. An arrest warrant issued two days after the arrest itself. Cramped living, filthy quarters, primitive medical care. […]Read more ›
Hashtag Culture and the Death of Debate: Why we are still stuck on a defunked Clash of Values Narrative
For me there were two tragedies on 7th January 2015 – the unjustifiable targeted killing of twelve satirists, and the worlds’ reaction. The latter, I feel, is more dangerous and longer lasting. The first I heard about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office was a stream of mysterious #JesuisCharlie […]Read more ›
by Narjas Zatat What does the Choju Jinbutsu Kigakan from Japan’s Heian period (794-1185) and the anti-papal satirical pamphlets by Hans Holbien the Younger from the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century have in common with one another? All of them are forms of political satire. The first criticised the […]Read more ›