#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 … More #dailyupdate: on spiritual heartbreak and countering extremism

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

Third Anniversary: Candlelight Vigil for Maspero Massacre Victims

Every year remembering Maspero becomes more important. Impunity continues fiercely and sectarianism robs citizens of property, family members, safety, and their basic right to life. This anniversary remembers a massacre in Egypt, but I cannot help but think of Syria, Iraq, and each and every country in our region that is caving under the hatred … More Third Anniversary: Candlelight Vigil for Maspero Massacre Victims

Two-Hundred Lives Lost | Sectarian Violence around the World

The world has lost over two-hundred lives this week to mindless sectarian violence; Kenya, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and the never ending silent suffering of those we do not even know about all over the world. Iraq Iraq, a country that has been ravaged by violence for years, and yet so easily forgotten. This year Agence … More Two-Hundred Lives Lost | Sectarian Violence around the World