Tuesday , January 23 2018

Opinion

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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Iran … DAESH’s head of evil

WHO is benefiting from the instigation of hatred against Muslims?  Why does a terrorist group emerge to incite hatred every time abhorrence against Muslims starts to dwindle? Is it possible for a new organization with minor capacity to suddenly become this powerful, such that the formation of unified global forces …

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LOYAC beacon in wilderness of excesses – Organization mentors children into leaders of tomorrow

After Sept 11, 2001, a group of seven women led by the effervescent and charismatic Fareah Al Saqqaf decided to respond and react to the crisis the world faced in a proactive manner. They decided to touch lives. Together, they formed LOYAC, a beacon in this wilderness of excesses that …

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Why has the world become so savage?

THESE days I find myself in a permanent state of shock, horror and confusion. We live in a world where human life is devalued, where barbarism, racism and bigotry are the new norm. Watching the news is depressing. Desperate people fleeing conflicts finding all doors barred. Women enslaved and abused …

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Two weeks ago in Paris

It was about 10 o’clock in the morning. I was in a taxi heading for Charles de Gaulle International Airport from my hotel in Paris to take a plane back home. On our way to the airport which is not far away from ‘Stade de France’ where the inaugural matches …

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Which justice are you threatening them with?

“WE will bring terrorists to justice.” This is the most notable statement made by some leaders when terrorists hit their countries. It is the same statement made by Russian President Vladimir Putin after announcing that the terrorists brought down a Russian airplane. French President Francois Hollande made a similar statement …

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