Category Archives: Society
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 (…)
Orwell and Huxley wrote two prophetic novels of dystopia whose concepts are commonly invoked in political commentary as a way of alerting and warning against their possible fulfillment. Though Orwell’s 1984 is the much more heralded, and though we, as (…)
‘A Pakistani Muslim and an Israeli Jew. One confined room. Many cameras. The name of the game: discuss each other’s stereotypes. There’s only one way this show can go, right? Wrong.’ By Lamees Hafeez, from Manchester (United Kingdom)
The face of modern terrorism? Or just another stereotype? My condolences to the people of Norway who have now also become victim to the whims of terrorism which is fast becoming a less exclusive club of cities subject to such (…)
It’s now nearly about 6 months ago when everyone talked about the catastrophe Fukushima. Today it seems to be almost out of our minds. Even though it already has been the second incident of its kind. In Japan they are still fighting to get the damaged reactors under control. First Tschernobyl and now recently Fukushima. Both of them had and still have disastrous consequences for their close environment and its people.
I would like to stress the importance of bringing forth leaders and representatives with good understanding and with values which strengthen individuals, the organization and the society. By doing so, we can create a peace movement which reproduces leaders with an identity based on Islamic principles and which organize activities and events and take part in the discussions of current challenges concerning all citizens.
Islamophobic and inappropriate remarks in regards to Muslims in France are no longer found amusing. So, I wrote with all my heart and soul, inspired from Emile Zola’s letter “J’accuse”, my open letter to Mr. President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
Why, and how do resourceless countries become outrageously rich while countries full of natural resources remain extremely poor? Why does a country like Burkina Faso, the number one cotton producer in the world, fail to feed its own population when it has the capability of feeding not only its people, but also Africa as a whole?
The events in Japan have shocked the world. And we are posed with the question, do we human beings still want to invest and trust in nuclear technology?
Except that this time, they no longer want them simply to remove their veils. No, no that’s too easy! They tried it already and it does not prevent them from going to school. Guess what? Being good at it, they have to find something else, something more efficient.