Tag: sectarianism

Press brief

4 Feb, '071 Comment

Mohammed Fadhel‘s article in today’s Al-Waqt is worth reading and further consideration. He calls for the amelioration of sectarian differences by heeding Shaikh Isa Qassim’s advice delivered during his Ashoora speech and for a national reconciliation between the sects or at least for people to see their religious leaders from both camps in the same […]

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Sorcerers’ Apprentices

25 Jan, '0738 Comments

Like everyone I know, I am worried about the overt sectarian tones sweeping the whole Middle East. Everywhere you look now there is sectarian strife in various stages and on various levels. People are being stigmatized because they are one “type” or another; even religious clerics gathered recently in Qatar to attend a rapprochement conference […]

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From the pan, into the fire.

From the pan, into the fire.

17 Jan, '0781 Comments

A few weeks ago we were treated to a story more engaging than Harry Potter, more thrilling than any of John Grisham’s and certainly with more mystery and mystique than any of Wilbur Smith’s novels. Unfortunately the spineless national press refused to write about it conveniently hiding behind a cloak readily provided by a judicial […]

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