Fatima al-Fihri: a medieval Arab feminist

This is an edited and refined version of Rita Atiah’s original article, which can be found here *** The hallway is draped with exquisite mosaic, fine rouge, and arches shaped like keyholes bathed...

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US, Russia and Afghanistan – an infinite web of corruption

News from the US: terrorism in New York; eight killed. Trump campaign director indicted for several serious matters, mostly related to tax evasion. These things are related; and neither would be happening, perhaps, without...

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6 years on: the Libyan psyche after Gaddafi

Introduction Six years ago, Libya was allegedly “liberated” from Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. This name or persona had managed to sneak through Libyans and destroy everything and everyone that came in front of...

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Arabs and Jews: Examples of shared cultural practices

Finding similarities in cultural practices is an important tool through which we can improve our understandings on the origins of both Arab and Jewish traditions. Musical practices Music and musicology professors Margaret...

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Is “Islamic feminism” a solution for the Arab world?

According to gender statistics, Arab women are amongst the most disadvantaged socially, politically, and economically. Arab states continue to have one of the lowest rates of women’s political representation at 17.4% (IPU...

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