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Excerpt: Meet a famous Arab sex therapist

March 5th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

Shereen El Feki

Lackluster lovemaking is positively un-Islamic.
“Let none of you come upon his wife like an animal, and let there be an emissary between them,” the Prophet Mohammed is reported to have said. “What is this emissary, O Messenger of God?” a clueless believer asked. “The kiss and [sweet] words,” he replied.
If those sentiments seem to be lost in contemporary Arab society, one woman is out to breathe that pioneering spirit back into marital relations: Heba Kotb, the Arab world’s best-known sex therapist.

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The Complex Politics of the Anti-Islam Video and its Consequent Protests

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

fethi_mansouri

The wave of global protests about the anti-Islam trailer ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ reflects the tensions, contradictions and polarizations of the world within which we live. Having watched this badly produced ‘clip’, it dawned on me that it does not warrant the terms ‘movie’, ‘trailer’, or ‘video’ as it simply does not amount to anything artistic or creative and should have been left to obscurity.

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A necessary re-reading of the “Arab Spring”

September 10th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

barah_mikail

There is reason to rejoice the uprisings initiated by the Arab world in 2011. But, their consequences and developments are studied less and less. The satisfaction of the expulsion of dictators and authoritarian leaders in favor of a more open political situation is legitimate.

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Jose Antonio Lisbona

Professor, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid

July 14th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, International Relations, Israel, Journalist/Commentator, Madrid, Media, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, Religion, Spain, Spanish, Think tank/Research center, War and Conflict

Jose Lisbona

Jose Antonio Lisbona is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business Management and Corporate Communications at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.He has been a journalist and author for more than fifteen years, and is an expert on the Jewish minority in Spain, and relations between Spain, Israel and the Arab world.

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