I admire the Zionist movement, which created the state of Israel. I admire it for all its efforts and its ability to survive for as long as it did in the Middle East. I also admire its ability to revive an ancient history and make it relevant in today’s world. The Zionist movement created a [...]
Is government a reflection of the family unit? Or is the family unit a reflection of government? I don’t have the answer, but the question is worth pondering. I have been exposed to two different forms of governing and parenting—those will be my points of reference. The Rule of Fear: An Egyptian household is ruled [...]
As a grad student, I majored in political science with a focus on international organizations. I wanted to work for the UN. I wanted to change the world. I wanted to have some kind of an impact. And yes, I am an idealist and a dreamer. Two years later, it was graduation time, and I [...]
Does God have a favorite race? Does God have a favorite place? Does God have a favorite bloodline? Does God have a favorite nationality? Does God have a favorite gender? Does God have a favorite language?
You will laugh; you will cry; you will fall in love; you will hate me, but then you will love me again. I have a vision; I have a dream and I dare to chase it. Care to chase it with me?
In The Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful My Dear son Osama, If you are reading this letter, it means that I have passed on from this world and have moved on to the next. And I am sorry that I couldn’t keep my promise to you. I know I have promised [...]
Why are we so accepting of a shitty reality? Why are we so accepting of cruelty? Why do we turn the other way? Why do we turn our faces away? Can someone tell me why? Would someone please explain it? Why are we so weak? Why are we such cowards? What do we fear? Please [...]
Thankfully, there are a few out there who are able to look beyond themselves and their own kind. Thankfully, there are a few out there who dare to be different and stand for the rights of others. Thankfully, there are a few who care to be humans and nothing else. If you are reading this and you are one of the few, Thank you!!
The first pledge was made by a complete stranger. I received the email notification on my way home: A stranger pledged to the project before I announced its launch and posted a very encouraging comment. I found myself tearing on the train—tears of happiness of course. An hour later, a good friend of mine made a very generous pledge and posted another heart felt comment, which had me tearing once more. It was a very emotional happy day. It feels great to know that others can recognize what you are trying to do.