Day: May 9, 2015

Ethno-nationalism rules in our region

Rami G. Khouri| The Daily Star The last-minute agreement to form a right-of-center government inIsrael headed by the Likud Party’s Benjamin Netanyahu is neither surprising nor shocking. Rather, it is consistent with the trends of the past four decades that have seen the entire Middle East region shift toward increasingly […]

Islam: Losing my religion

A small but growing number of Muslims are abandoning their faith May 9th 2015 | From the print edition IDENTIFYING Muslims who have renounced their faith is tricky. Few are open about doing so, even in safe and secular Britain. But among the country’s Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, who overwhelmingly describe […]

Agents of Provocation

Huff Post: Analysts and researchers have recently begun to study “sacred values” that are basically deeply-rooted ethical or moral precepts that we hold dear regardless of whether they are political, religious or personal. When these values are provoked, even offering incentives to compromise over them is likely to backfire as […]