Why the Dome of the Rock belongs to us all

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


After a tense couple of weeks, the centrist Jerusalem Post wearily turned to understatement to …

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France might fear terrorism but why does it regard the burqini with trepidation?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 22, 2017


There’s terrorism and then there’s the burqini. Which does the French voter fear more? Does …

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Of course we shouldn’t blame Islam for terrorism. But don’t let’s gloss over this fact either

by Rashmee

Posted on March 29, 2017


David Shariatmadari’s rather well-argued piece in The Guardian asking if we should blame Islam for …

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Belgium’s idea of the Islamicate world laid bare at one of its most important museums

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2017


At the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels, one of Europe’s largest, there is a beautiful if …

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Hey Washington Post, Allahu Akbar isn’t an ‘Islamist slogan’, it’s said by every Muslim

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2016


Here is a sentence that should concern everyone who wants factual reportage, accuracy and the …

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Kairouan in Tunisia is very conscious that it is the fourth holiest city of Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on January 5, 2016


Most people don’t know that Kairouan in central Tunisia is fourth holiest city of Islam …

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More heat than light in Canada’s election debate on the niqab. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on October 7, 2015


Islam is the second biggest religion in Canada. According to 2011 figures, Muslims account for …

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Is it really true that Mecca is the biggest pedestrian problem in the world?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2015


That’s what Dirk Helbing, a German academic who studies crowds and panic, said about the …

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Muslim and Christians will be at level pegging globally by 2050. So?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2015


Is the West Ready for More Muslims? asks Christopher Flavelle  on Bloomberg View.  He quotes …

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Iran deal: Now two rival petro-states run by mirror-image theocracies?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 4, 2015


What does the deal with Iran really mean? Over at Quartz, Bobby Ghosh says “the …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK