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Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. From communicating with others despite miles of separation, to…
Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)

I was watching a promotional clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former US President Barack Obama. He was discussing his…
What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?

What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?

It is so painful, so inexpressible when I look at what our relationship with “the other” has become; when I…
Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?

Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?

On one of my visits to Germany, while walking in the streets of Munich, I bumped into a sheikh whom I know…
Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism

Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism

George Holyoake’s 1896 publication English Secularism describes secularism as follows: “Secularism is a code of duty pertaining to this life, founded on…
Macron… Betrayal of Language and Problems of Terminology

Macron… Betrayal of Language and Problems of Terminology

Did Macron catch the vicious “bug” of sectarianism from Lebanese officials when he met them in Beirut? They know how…
Trump: an exceptional president for an ordinary time

Trump: an exceptional president for an ordinary time

During and after each US presidential election, the connotations of winning and losing differ from their general use, as the…
Christians: The Salt of the Arab-Islamic Civilization

Christians: The Salt of the Arab-Islamic Civilization

Historians agree unanimously on the importance Christianity’s role in the Arab renaissance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.…
The Donkey & Elephant Race: Reflections on a Significant Event

The Donkey & Elephant Race: Reflections on a Significant Event

Every four years, the world, armed with statistics on the one hand and predictions and expectations on the other, gaze…
Pandora’s Box… Radicalization and counter-radicalization in France

Pandora’s Box… Radicalization and counter-radicalization in France

While presenting his strategic vision to confront “political Islam” in a speech on October 2, French President Emmanuel Macron could…
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