Day: August 7, 2014

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia- by Queen Rania Of Jordan

Huff Post: dys·to·pia [ dis-ˈtō-pē-ə] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly; an unpleasant future where people are often dehumanized; a nightmare world characterized by human misery, squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding. ______ Typically, dystopian societies are depicted through the […]

A bubble called Pakistan

Indian express: Barely 14 months after convincingly winning a general election, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government is being asked to resign amid threats of street protests. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Canada-based Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri plan separate marches on Islamabad on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day. Several politicians and parties known […]

ISIS Takes Largest Christian Town

Source: The Daily Best: Reuters   Militants from the so-called Islamic State have taken over the largest Christian town in Iraq, Qaraqosh, and sent tens of thousands fleeing as a result. The militants took it overnight after Kurdish troops withdrew because they are stretched too thin. Qaraqosh, which is nearly […]

Soul Searching on the Way

Source: Spiegel: In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were neither a quest for meaning, nor an opportunity for contemplation, nor an event. People had real worries and pilgrimages were part of a deal. On the one hand was the willingness of the faithful to suffer, on the other was God’s capacity […]