Alewi intellectuals, who had gathered at a hotel in Sivas, died in a fire that engulfed the place, believed to have been caused by arsonists. This incident has become an integral part of the collective memory of Alewis.
The second group is the Kemalists. They maintain a deep reverence for the memory of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
6/7/2013 This article was posted on the Arabic-language reformist/Liberal online journal, Al-Awan (Kairos), on 29 August, 2010. It was authored by Sa’eed Nasheed, a Moroccan intellectual whose articles appear frequently on Al-Awan.[i] The following are excerpts from the article, followed by my analysis and comments. Note: The Islamic calendar is lunar, each year Ramadan occursContinue Reading
5/22/2013 http://www.elaph.com/Web/news/2012/11/773637.html This year has witnessed an intensification of the struggles throughout the Islamic world. The civil war in Syria has increased in its ferocity and is claiming hundreds of casualties among the population. In Egypt, the Islamists have increased their grip on the government, while their opponents’ demonstrations have proven fruitless. One may goContinue Reading
An Interview with Mireille Valette, a Swiss Writer and Human Rights Activist
“Boulevard of Islamism: An Example of How Islam Is Spreading and Impacting Europe”Continue Reading
Incidents of abduction of young Coptic girl have become a frequent and painful problem for the Copts of Egypt.Continue Reading
Every Friday issue of The Wall Street Journal has an article on religion that appears under the general headline of “Houses of Worship.” The March 31, 2006 , title of the article was “Holier Than Thou: Muslims declare each other apostates–with violent results.” The author, Masood Farivar, is a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires. IContinue Reading
What a pity that a civilization that persists in denial, and prefers darkness to light!Continue Reading
…a clash between Islam and the Western world, has been going on for the last 1400 yearsContinue Reading
Judging by the proliferation of Arabic web sites, one can hardly avoid the conclusion that a great deal of ferment is going on among Arab writers and intellectuals. Early this year, I was pleased to discover on the Internet two Kuwaiti sites, one giving us an online edition of the monthly journal, Al-Arabi, and theContinue Reading
Unless they endeavor to make serious efforts in that direction, no renewal would take place in the Arab culture. Continue Reading
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