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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Selective security

Selective security

29 Oct, '112 Comments

While I abhor the Molotov cocktail attack on Samira Rajab’s residence and regard it as a heinous crime not to be condoned at all, especially when consideration is given that this attack was most probably undertaken due to Ms Rajab’s opinions and political position, I am left at a loss as to how the security […]

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REPENT!

REPENT!

28 Oct, '114 Comments

Christ’s Blood & Bank of America, originally uploaded by malyousif. I was just looking through my Flickr stream and came across this recent picture I took in Manhattan, NY. Was reminded of the place and its hodgepodge of cultures and people from all corners of the world, yet, they mostly live in peace with each […]

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Congratulations Libya…. Next?

Congratulations Libya…. Next?

21 Oct, '1121 Comments

The pictures speak for themselves. The question that wise “leaders” should ask themselves is: “Do I want to end up like any of these?” I suppose not. So what they need to do is relax that grip of power, give people the chance to live with dignity, treat them as equals and that will undoubtedly […]

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Think Pink and Sectarianism

Think Pink and Sectarianism

16 Oct, '112 Comments

I was gutted that I could participate in this year’s RCA Pink Walkathon as I was still working in Kuala Lumpur at the time, and I couldn’t support this charity this year as much as I wanted to other than to do the easiest thing and donate a bit of money, which I know will […]

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The Bitter Pill

The Bitter Pill

15 Oct, '116 Comments

The BICI‘s report is to be released soon and just as Professor Bassiouni believes, it will be contentious and both sides of the divide will have issues with it. However, if the report itself and its recommendations are not handled properly, the divide we have been experiencing since March 17th will transform instantly into an […]

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