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Who's Fault is it Anyway? Rethinking Domestic Abuse and Cultural Norms

Who’s Fault is it Anyway? Rethinking Domestic Abuse and Cultural Norms

If I told you that my Syrian husband was abusive, to the average Westerner, their first response would be: “Well, he’s Syrian. That’s how they are. It’s cultural.” But if I made the same confession to the average Middle Eastern person, particularly to a woman, they would immediately start telling me about what rights I have, not just under the prevailing laws of the country that I live in, but also, many of them would more confidently and more emphatically tell me about my rights according to Islam. Which are plentiful, by the way.

Beyond 'Mixed Race': How Language Will Dismantle Racism

Beyond ‘Mixed Race’: How Language Will Dismantle Racism

The journey towards a more inclusive and equitable society begins with the language we use. Abandoning the term “mixed race” in favour of “multi-ethnic” or “cross-cultural” is a crucial step in dismantling the dangerous framework of racism. By recognizing that there is only one race—the human race—we can celebrate the diversity of ethnicities and cultures that enrich our shared human experience. This linguistic shift challenges the very foundations of racism, helping to build a world where unity and diversity coexist harmoniously.

The Graveyard of Empires: Why The Middle East Cannot be Conquered

The Graveyard of Empires: Why The Middle East Cannot be Conquered

The Middle East, often referred to as the “graveyard of empires,” has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dominant powers throughout history. This article explores the long and well-documented history of various empires, from the ancient Egyptian campaign at Kadesh to the Crusades, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and modern-day American support for Israel.

A Sombre Reflection: The Documentary Echoes That Remain

A Sombre Reflection: The Documentary Echoes That Remain

“Echoes That Remain” stands as a profound and poignant reminder of the importance of bearing witness to history and preserving the memory of those who came before us. Through its evocative storytelling and haunting imagery, the film invites us to reflect on the echoes of the past that shape our present and inspires us to build a future rooted in remembrance, understanding, and hope. I only hope that the people of the many lost villages of Palestine can one day hope for the same compassion and reverence of their suffering, and that we see the likes of Schwartzman meticulously retrace the steps of the survivors of the Palestinian Holocaust and immortalise them in film.

A young Palestinian girl stands on some stairs in Nazareth, Palestine wearing a Traditional Palestinain Thob. Sew to Speak

Unraveling the Threads of Palestinian Identity: A Journey Through Sew to Speak by Siham N. Abu-Ghazaleh

In her acclaimed book “Sew to Speak: A Woman’s Journey to Preserving Palestinian Identity,” Abu-Ghazaleh invites readers to accompany her on a heartfelt exploration of the art of embroidery and its profound significance in Palestinian culture. Through vivid storytelling and evocative imagery, she illuminates the intricate symbolism, patterns, and motifs woven into each stitch, offering a window into the soul of Palestine and the resilience of its people.

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