The Scarf Culturalist

The Scarf Culturalist. In vain have I tried to make sense of the paradoxes that surround me.  A courteous smile with a tint of dislike, a genial greeting with a sense of resentment, and a friendly look with a hint of anxiety. I am puzzled by this paradox, but I am more puzzled by the fact that I am its instigator. Is it my head covering, or my code switching? I definitely don’t have an accent and this hesitation is incomprehensible. One day I was walking my dog and a…

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Monopoly Game

As the Arab Awakening unfolds, Egypt is going through a transitional state, fighting for democracy and searching for its new identity. A Monopoly Game of a political nature recently emerged in the blustering political arena. A game oddly played by five disparate bickering forces, yet they were the only forces to be involved and affirmed an active role. Washington, Qatar, Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the mainstream media, five pivotal entities guided by their own interests, they gained an exclusive monopoly privilege and dictated their political agenda over Egypt.…

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Exemplary Declaration

The recent Declaration released by the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) entitled "End Violence Against Women" ratified mid March 2013, which unleashed a torrent of unexpected reactions particularly from the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and Al Azhar in Egypt. Sections of article 13 stirred turmoil of indignation and abrupt apprehension as they viewed it as a document that contradicts the sacred morals and principle of Islam. When the commission included sections that would allow woman's freedom to choose of a partner that might not be of the…

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Sandy’s Lesson

The uproars and thunders of hurricane Sandy, a category one colossal force of wind, have recently sparked a controversy. The aftermath of such a disaster has become a source of strong disputes and arguments among people with faith. Sandy left us in a deep state of shock and confusion and for most of us left us with heavy hearts and deep sadness. Through different ideologies and religions, people are trying to comprehend the mysterious phenomena of natural disasters. Some people of faith believe it is a manifestation of God's wrath…

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When Do We Draw The Line?

Yet another offensive anti-Islam practice emerged unexpectedly in 10 New York city subway stations. An anti-Islam subway ads viciously vilifying our nations and categorizing Muslim people as savages. These subway ads are among a series of repulsive activities unleashed periodically to set off fierce outrage and deadly riots in the Arab World. Far from freedom of speech, expression or the press, it is critical to recognize that these constant repulsive moves Against Islam are part of a growing islamophobia trend developed and manufactured to promote a wide-ranging antagonism against Islam.…