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The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

26 Sep, '153 Comments

A lot has been written and debated about the tragic and inexcusable events in Mecca which has claimed close to one thousand souls with many more injured. We don’t know what the final tally is, because currently the Saudi official sources have stopped reporting the numbers. Hajj, of course is one of the five pillars of […]

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News is Dead. Long live Content.

News is Dead. Long live Content.

11 Sep, '150 Comments

When news is published, it’s just the beginning of the conversation, not its end. This is what “news” is today. It’s necessarily a live conversation that informs, educates and empowers people to make better decisions. Whether you like it or not, printed newspapers, and magazines are dead. I believe that they’re uselessly clinging to life through […]

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Innovation and the Arab World

Innovation and the Arab World

11 Sep, '150 Comments

Ever wonder how the minds of disruptive innovators tick? How their companies work and how they not only breed disruptive ideas but also find ways to bring those disruptive innovations to life with products that change the world? I have. I confess that I do sometimes with envy, but more often with a lot of reverence and admiration. Celebrating […]

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The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

9 Sep, '152 Comments

Once again, a riot breaks out by Muslims outraged at the tearing and disrespecting the Holy Quran. Not for the first time, and I daresay not the last either. I’m used to these outrageous riots in both Pakistan and Afghanistan especially, for some unknown reason. These riots don’t tend to happen in the Gulf or most of […]

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Pop Quiz: How Sectarian are You?

Pop Quiz: How Sectarian are You?

6 Sep, '154 Comments

How sectarian are you, is a question that I’ve often thought of and produced a few traits that might indicate the level of sectarianism in a person. A recent article by Ghanim Alnajjar in Alwasat newspaper; however, has written a good comprehensive list which could be used to judge the level of a person’s sectarianism […]

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