Hate the Sinner: Killing of an Afghan Woman

That contrast — the odd sense of beauty evoked by the decaying brightly-coloured storefronts of the Kabul River as the backdrop for an unspeakable act — played in my head like a movie scene.

But in the Process… BNW RMDN 20XI Playlist

“God please take me from untruth to eternal truth…Let our knowledge shine and become divine to the world“ The East, Ariana Delawari Somethings are more complicated than they seem “With you beside me / we will have peace” Wake Up Everybody (feat. Common & Melanie Fiona), John Legend & The Roots Somethings are simpler than […]

‘Jewish Nakba,’ A Misnomer?

نکبه in Arabic means ‘Catastrophe,’ and since May 1948, the term has been used to describe the forced displacement and dispossession of 700,000 Palestinians from their home by what is now the nation of Israel. What some people may not be aware of however, is that in the twenty year period between 1944 and 1964, […]

Despite ‘Frequently Visit’ing Afghanistan Ann Marlowe Gets Afghanistan Wrong

In writing about the reaction to Osama Bin Laden’s death in Kabul, The Daily Beast’s Anne Marlowe manages to make many missteps resulting in more than one problematic statement about Afghanistan. Marlowe begins by declaring that “there were no sounds of celebration” to mark the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, sorry Afghans […]

Bill Maher Calls ALL of Islam ‘A Culture of Suicide Bombing’

Bill Maher recently invited Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison on Real Time to discuss the recent congressional hearings on radical Islam chaired by Rep. Peter King, which Maher himself said had elements of McCarthyism in it. Of course, Maher did not miss the opportunity to lump “together things that shouldn‘t be lumped together” by “casting a […]