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The Return of the Dhimma?

First Things has run my essay on the return of the dhimma in Syria and its potential meaning for Mideast Christians:

Recently, an Islamist group in the Syrian opposition, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),  179 more words


Two versions of the Arab Spring in 100 words

Egypt was a dictatorial hell, 25 Jan put it on the road to heaven. It veered off under the MB, and 30 June was to bring it back on course. 70 more words


This is my latest column for the International New York Times is on David Cameron’s inquiry into the Muslim Brotherhood. The full version I will publish on… 667 more words


Speaking truth to power

My little island has just had the great idea of organising a second national book festival, which for the first time ever will be held at the University of Malta campus. 340 more words


Turbulent Times in the Middle East: Café Chat Part One

Connect the World’s new home in the UAE is a relative haven of stability in a volatile part of the world. But it’s certainly not immune from the interwoven issues that keep its neighbors in the headlines. 49 more words



One of my favorite guys to talk to Zach who was originally from the Libya,..and now lives in Berkeley and works for a university as a software engineer is my ultimately life saver during my final exams last quarter.   112 more words

Blogging, Social media and the Jungle of the Internet

It’s interesting this blogging business.

Sometimes you find yourself searching for something interesting to say for hours but you simply can’t find anything. Other times you will be doing something completely unrelated and then write a post in your head in 5 minutes; which once you get down on paper (or WordPress), happens to be the best post you have ever written. 579 more words