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The Wild West and their Tango with Wahhabism: Anahita Hamzei

The West and their Tango with Wahhabism: Western Role in Augmenting Extremism

“Why would the Western World even consider spreading dangerous ideas of Ibne Taymiyyah and Wahhab? 2,539 more words

Islam

Blogging from A-Z Challenge – T

I’m taking part in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge April 2017 with the theme of books. I’ll be blogging about the books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve read or want to read. 198 more words

Challenges

Making a Difference

“There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us.

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Fiction

Afghanistan, Greg Mortenson, And The Temptations Of Charitable Work

In his New Yorker profile of Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, George Packer writes:

Afghanistan—mountains, deserts, ungoverned spaces—has always seemed to offer a blank slate for utopian dreamers: British imperialists, hippie travellers, Communists, Islamists, international do-gooders. 471 more words

Politics