Category Archives: Experiences


Thursday, October 27th, 2011 -

By Lamees Hafeez, UK. I am a proud Muslim Woman, not a “raghead”- though appearances may be deceiving considering I have just cycled the past 4 miles in a very rainy Manchester, on a not so flat road, with the (…)

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A European army with tarbuch: 100 years of Spanish Regulares

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 -

The attire suggests an Arab origin: a red tarbuch on the head, a white sulham hanging down the back from the shoulders. The faces raise doubts. Are the soldiers Arabs or Europeans, or maybe both? But despite the strong first impression, the parading troops are not Arab, or at least do not belong to an Arab army.

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Back-up plan

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 -

The birth rate is still dropping, the greying of society is reaching peak levels and there is a lack of highly educated staff. While the people they have educated no longer feel like serving the country that makes them feel unwelcome.

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Allah = LOVE!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 -

Bare with me here. Why would nearly 1.5 billion people be followers of such a cruel faith? Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Does that not raise any questions in your mind?

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Living a diplomat’s life

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 -

What could be a more ideal place to learn how to represent a country then the UN headquarters in Geneva, commonly known as the “Palais des Nations”? Taking the opportunity of having such an institution in their city, the GIMUN association (Geneva International Model United Nations), every year they organize a simulation week at the UN headquarters.

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