Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Does Kurdish Independence become more realistic?

This article by Sirwan Kajjo on Carnegie Endowment treats the question if the rise of ISIS is in fact an opportunity for the Kurds in Iraq to move from being an autonomous region in the federal state of Iraq to … Continue reading

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Islam, Saudi and apostasy

Does Islamic law really proscribe the death penalty for apostasy? an opinion by Mohamed Ghilan Just when we thought the term “terrorism” could not become more meaningless or manipulated, Saudi Arabia’s government seems to have proved us wrong by recently adding atheism under … Continue reading

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Shouting in the dark

Prize-winning Al Jazeera documentary about the protests on Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain in 2011 that were cracked down by the GCC shield force (i.e. Saudi troops). http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/2011/08/201184144547798162.html “The Bahraini people touched the soul of freedom. They won’t go back!”

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News from Saudi Arabia

NRC Handelsblad featured recently an article about King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and his discontent about young Saudis travelling to Syria to fight against Bashar al-Assad. [1] Although King Abdullah would prefer to see Bashar al-Assad resigning rather sooner than … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy – Do Arab men hate women?

Mona Eltahawy’s article in Foreign Policy Magazine from 2012 ‘Why do they hate us?’ has been extremely controversial, especially considering the us vs. them binary of women vs. men which excludes men from wanting equality for women. Two days ago the … Continue reading

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