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Syria is no more

May 29th, 2013, Comment & Analysis, Uncategorized

What began in Syria as a revolt against an oppressive regime has evolved into a sectarian civil war and, more recently, into a proxy conflict among outsiders. In the process, the struggle has become increasingly convoluted, with conflicting agendas among allies, together with deep-seated communal tensions, rendering the situation nearly intractable.

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Burkas, Babies and Warplanes

February 7th, 2013, Comment & Analysis, News & Articles

By calling on parents to dress their female babies in burqas in a television interview that ran on Islamic al-Majd TV last year (but only recently began to receive international media attention), Saudi cleric Sheikh Abdullah Daoud has garnered disgust and disdain from the civilized world. And by “civilized” here, I am referring to all sentient beings whose mental function exceeds that of sea anemone.

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MEDIA ALERT: Saudi king allows women to vote

September 28th, 2011, Media Alerts

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – King Abdullah announced on Saudi television that women in his country would be allowed to vote for the first time ever and run for office in future elections.

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Saudis arrest 149 terror suspects

November 26th, 2010, Media Alerts

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia has announced the arrests of 124 Saudis and 25 foreigners alleged to have been planning terrorist attacks against the state.

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Carool Kersten

Lecturer in Islamic Studies, King's College London

June 24th, 2010, Academia, Algeria, Arabic, Asia, Author/Novelist, Civil Society, Dutch, English, Europe, Indonesia, London, Malaysia, Migration and Integration, Morocco, North Africa and Middle East, Religion, Thailand, Tunisia, UK

Carool Kersten

Dr. Carool Kersten’s is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at King’s College London. His areas of expertise include contemporary Islam and current affairs in the Muslim world, Islam in Southeast Asia and modern Muslim thought. He has a particular interest in liberal Islam, alternative Islamic discourses and the work of progressive Muslim intellectuals.

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Nimah Nawwab

Young Global Leader, the Young Global Leaders Forum

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Arabic, Asia, Author/Novelist, Dhahran, English, Euro-Med, Law and Human Rights, North Africa and Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

NImah Nawwab

Nimah Ismail Nawwab is a Saudi activist, youth leader, writer, photographer, lecturer and internationally recognized poet. Dubbed a ‘voice for Arab women’, she touches on present and past issues relating to women and youth.

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