Trump turns hate words into icons

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


US President Donald Trump and his administration are playing an insidious word association game with …

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What to make of a migrant who doesn’t learn her new country’s language properly?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2018


Here’s a woman who came into a western country, worked, got naturalized, married, bore a …

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With John Bolton, Trump administration’s competence matches its malevolence

by Rashmee

Posted on March 24, 2018


In January 2017, Benjamin Wittes, editor of Lawfare blog, created a memorable word template for …

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In Galileo’s Padua, ‘fake news’ flourishes just as his heresy charges once did

by Rashmee

Posted on March 3, 2018


If they think of Padua at all most people would remember Galileo Galilei. The Italian …

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Is Trump’s travel ban 3.0 not about Muslims anymore?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Technically, it’s no longer possible to call US President Donald Trump’s new list of travel-restricted …

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Who, on this list, has Donald Trump failed to insult?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2017


Axios has a great listing. Which of the following groups has President Donald Trump …

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The Rohingyas are the new Palestinians, says Foreign Policy. Is that true for US Muslims?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 27, 2017


Last week, I asked ‘Are the Rohingyas the New Palestinians?’ This week, Foreign Policy says …

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Could Rohingya crisis set off faith-based conflicts in South Asia? That’s what Bimal Ghosh fears

by Rashmee

Posted on September 19, 2017


Only the short-sighted or the credulous would be persuaded by Aung San Suu Kyi’s extraordinary …

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Are the Rohingyas the new Palestinians?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Are the Rohingyas the new Palestin­ians? They share the following descriptors: The disinherited, the dispossessed …

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Trump administration’s newest travel ban: not on people per se but their laptops!

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2017


This blog was written within an hour of the news breaking on Tue, March 21. …

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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