Author Archives: AmiraM

#dailyupdate: on spiritual heartbreak and countering extremism

A few days ago, I was working on this 50 page research paper that is dealing with sectarianism in the Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. I’ve tried to avoid dealing with Sharia law in general because I simply do not know enough and haven’t had time to do proper research. However, I realized that I had […]

#dailyupdate: prayer candles and jinn

I read a book this winter called “Birds Without Wings.” Truly a masterpiece about villagers in a small, remote village in Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey’s beginning days. It was unique for many reasons particularly the style of how the author presented the story: short stories of different members of the village; […]

#dailyupdate: Scalia re enemy combatant due process rights

“In the Founders’ view, the “blessings of liberty” were threatened by “those military establishments which must gradually poison its very fountain.” The Federalist No. 45, p. 238 (J. Madison). No fewer than 10 issues of the Federalist were devoted in whole or part to allaying fears of oppression from the proposed Constitution’s authorization of standing […]

#dailyupdate: Book Review – The Time Travel of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets

Leaping uncontrollably through history, Khairy Shalaby creates a time lapse of Cairo through words, covering thousands of years of history. He writes in short chapters telling a fantastical story of power struggle, of emir’s, sultan’s, revenge, death, and of kingdoms rising and falling. What most surprised me though is the main character, Ibn Shalaby, the […]

#dailyupdate introduction

I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t have something to write. Having put so much effort to writing in other areas of my life, the forum didn’t make sense to me. Until tonight. I am going to post a series of #dailyupdate’s, a place where I will share thoughts I’ve had throughout the […]

Translation of ISIS Statement “A Call to Our Proud Tribes in Sinai”

February 17, 2015 To our people in Sinai: All of you have seen the crimes committed by the Egyptian army in Sinai, killing Muslims and burning their bodies, tearing down mosques and homes. You all saw the army bombing safe homes day and night, and destroying farms and wells. We remind of this knowing that […]

Law: Military Trials to Prosecute Crimes Against Property and Public Institutions

المادة الاولى مع عدم الاخلال بدون القوات المسلحة في حماية البلاد وسلامة اراضيها وامنها، تتولى القوات المسلحة معاونة اجهزة الشرطة والتنسيق الكامل معها في تامين وحماية المنشآت العامة  والحيوية بما في ذلك محطات وشبكات ابراج الكهرباء وخطوط الغاز وحقرل البترول وخطوط السكك الحديدية وشبكات الطرق والكباري وغيرها من المنشآت والموافق والممتلكات العامة وما يدخل في […]

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