Wednesday , October 18 2017

Opinion

Symbolic portrayals important to caricature – ‘Art demands both responsibility and courage’

Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat is one of the Middle East’s most important living artists. Over a career spanning four decades, more than 15,000 of his satirical drawings and caricatures of political figures have been published in Arabic-language and international newspapers. In 2011, with the first wave of the Arab Spring, …

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Safety of Egypt isn’t exceptional

NO country in this world, despite its high security capabilities, is able to completely control its internal situation as incidents continue to happen from time to time. Whenever a security agency updates its tactics in combating crimes, the criminals also revise their methods; so countries have been striving to prevent …

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Challenge all those who distort Islam’s message

Morten Storm, the Danish co-author of “Agent Storm: My life Inside al-Qaeda and the CIA”, recently aired his anti-Islamic views on Fox News, abusing this media platform to spout blasphemous opinions. This former al-Qaeda terrorist turned double agent was radicalized in prison and was later recruited by the CIA and …

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‘DAESH’, chaos and Gandhi saga

IN the midst of sectarian, doctrinal and racial conflicts which have spread like wild fire in the entire region accompanied by world condemnations of crimes committed by DAESH, we remember Mahatma Gandhi. The late Indian Father of Nation then said, ‘Every time the Indians united against the British occupiers, they …

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What I expect from climate change conference in Paris

For the nearly nine years that I have been Secretary-General, I have travelled the world to the front lines of climate change and I have spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response. Why do I care so much about this …

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Justice to children of Kuwaiti women

DOES a female citizen lose her right to enjoy a secure social life like her male compatriot just because she got married to a non-Kuwaiti? Is allegiance to this country for men alone, not for women? These questions were raised due to the predicament of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, …

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Jolie … right way of understanding Islam

WHO among us does not know the famous Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who has played the lead role in dozens of emotional, social and action movies? She has played her roles exceptionally well like no one before her and got married to a ‘boy’, the spoiled Hollywood star (Brad Pitt). …

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Genie of terrorism … your creation … get rid of it

EGYPTIANS have an adage regarding a person who fell into the trap he set for others: “He brought the genie and he could not dismiss it.” This adage is applicable to countries which sought the assistance of militias, similar to what happened in Afghanistan when the United States of America …

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‘Curb fear mongering against Muslims & Arabs in the West’ – ‘Backlash uncalled for’

In the wake of the horrendous Paris attacks, and even since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one notices a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments in some parts of the world. Even though the majority of Arabs and Muslims continue to condemn the brutalities, massacres and terrorist carnage committed in their …

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