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Egypt: Should Morsi Finish His Term?

Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has told Mohammad Morsi – the country’s newly elected president – to “respond to a wave of mass protests within 48 hours … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Bangladesh: Political History Causes Current Violence as the Begums Look to the Future

Protests continue to roil Bangladesh as government supporters and opposition activists battle each other over sentences handed down by the country’s International Criminal Tribunal (ICT). The ICT began hearing cases … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bahrain: Thank You for Your Opinion – Now Get Out

Citizenships to nations in the Arabian Peninsula (AP) are not easy to come by. To attain Saudi citizenship, for example, one’s parents have to be Saudi citizens which means that … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Islam: Yay or Nay for Haaj Protests

There was an interesting story in the Pakistani English newspaper, The Dawn, the other day about Syrian Hajj pilgrims protesting against Bashar al-Assad while hurling pebbles at the Satan pillars. … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pakistan: Citizens Offended by Words Burn Their Own House Down

As someone who does not live in Pakistan, I consistently enjoy watching developments within its borders. I assume, however, that for people living in the country the daily idiocy isn’t … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arab Spring: Gratitude and the International Community

Following the anti-US protests that began after the marketing of the anti-Muhammad clip last week, a number of Americans (in the press, television, and on other social media) have expressed … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment