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Entries from September 2010

Quran burning – the aftermath

September 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Culture

Get ready. A new nightmare is about to begin. As if the cartoon protests weren’t enough, a new wave of violence is just over the other side of the horizon. Just like last time, a group of reactionaries in the west are dressing up their hatred in the language of free speech. Last time, the […]

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Syria: Eid starts on Friday

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Culture

The top religious judge in Damascus, Adel Bunduk, has declared that Eid will start on Friday in Syria. That is in line with Saudi Arabia and most of the Arab World. That means for the first time in years, the majority of the region started and ended Ramadan at the same time. The decision on […]

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Syria’s new crackdown on Islamists

September 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Politics

After this summer’s niqab ban it universities, it seems a more widespread crackdown on religious radicals is under way. When Syria was ostracised in 2005, following US accusations that it killed Rafiq Al-Hariri, the secular country relaxed its anti-Islamist rhetoric for the first time in two decades, even allowing exiled Muslim Brotherhood members to return. […]

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Blair: Bush was on the verge of invading Syria

September 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Politics

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed how close George W Bush was to invading and occupying Syria. Phil Sands reports in The National that Blair has discussed formerly private conversations for the first time in his newly published memoirs: “He would have worked through the whole lot, Iraq, Syria, Iran, dealing with all […]

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Kan ya ma kan… Storytelling in Jahez Park

September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Culture

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