How Al-Farabi drew on Plato to argue for censorship in Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2018 / Aeon


You might not be familiar with the name Al-Farabi, a 10th-century thinker from Baghdad, but …

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As for Uighurs, China says it’s fighting the war on terror that the West lost

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2018


If you thought the Uighur issue had Beijing on the back foot, think again. It’s …

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When did the West lose Turkey?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 7, 2018


Today is a good day to talk about Turkey, whose president meets his Iranian and …

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Shall we decode why the Finns talked of a ‘terrorist attack’ but Marseille did not?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2017


The incident in Marseille on Monday, August 21 – when a van was driven into …

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Let’s stop doing the terrorists’ job for them and start calling these attacks ‘crimes’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 28, 2017


I implore you to watch Simon Jenkins’ comments on a BBC programme about the urgent …

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Hey, Indian-Americans & other US Desis, Trump’s Bannon is coming for you next

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2017


Even if you’re not Muslim, you should be seriously worried about how to live in …

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Camels and why mountains have traditionally provided havens for minorities

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2017


This year’s camel beauty contest at Al Dhafra reminded me of my visit to the …

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An ISIL plane bomb means it’s prepared to be seen as it is: a terrorist group

by Rashmee

Posted on November 7, 2015


Contrary to what everyone may say or fear, hears what an ISIL bomb on a …

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Iftar with halal real Texas barbecue seasons great American melting pot

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2015


The Chopped n Smoked BBQ in Sugar Land, Texas noticed a gap in the market. …

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European Muslims need political representation, so says Michel Houellebecq

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2015


Michel Houellebecq (pronounced ‘wellbeck’) should be read – and praised or condemned only after that …

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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