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Soufi Music by Konya Turkish Ensemble

15 Apr, '080 Comments

I’ve not experienced Soufi music nor did I attend any of the Whirling Dervishes before the performance the Konya Turkish Ensemble gave on March 30th at the Cultural Hall as part of the recently concluded annual Spring of Culture. I was in for a nice – and spiritually uplifting – surprise. The unfortunately incident in […]

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The New Media Environment: Paths to Understanding

The New Media Environment: Paths to Understanding

30 Mar, '084 Comments

The premise of the Aspen Institute’s conference I just attended at the Dead Sea in Jordan was somewhat different from the others I had in the past. This one took on the shape of an informal round table discussion with leaders and visionaries of the industry; in them was the grounded wealth of experience unparalleled […]

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The fun of doing charity

23 Mar, '085 Comments

It’s been a hectic few weeks in my life, but what a fulfilling time it has also been! I was amidst great people who selflessly dedicate their efforts, time, money and resources into helping others less fortunate in our community and have been doing this for years, without ever looking for any reward for themselves. […]

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Barack is a TERRORIST!

Barack is a TERRORIST!

5 Mar, '0848 Comments

Barack is a TERRORIST!, originally uploaded by malyousif. We happened across this woman protesting in front of a Starbucks cafe yesterday morning. Her message is interesting; she contends that: “Barack Hussein promised “change.” What type of change? Black Supremacy. This is worse than September 11, 2001. Black Panther Islam unite to destroy whites & those […]

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“The Protection of Traditional Values”

19 Feb, '0845 Comments

I cringe whenever I hear or read those words. Why? Because they are always used as a pretext to restrict an intrinsic freedom or used as a justification for trouncing all over a basic human right. It is as if “Traditions” are sacrosanct, enshrined and set in gold. They – we are led to believe […]

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