‘The Dictator’ Dictates More than just Laughs

The infamous actor, writer and comedic genius Sacha Baron Cohen is not known for being politically correct, or even politically sensitive, but one cannot deny: he is politically savvy. Although his latest film, The Dictator, is a culturally off at times, it also touches upon current events and ideas that one just doesn’t get in … More ‘The Dictator’ Dictates More than just Laughs

Compromise and Tolerance: Are they Words in Islam?

Perhaps the devout Muslim who toes the line has nothing to fear, but woe to all those who culturally decide to stray. Not content with letting Allah be the judge, religious police and ‘Virtue vs. Vice’ commitees are hellbent on punishing blasphemers, government anarchists and plain old hooligans, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a commoner or … More Compromise and Tolerance: Are they Words in Islam?

Contradiction and Hypocrisy in ‘Saudi Arabia Exposed’

Contradiction is common in many governments, and the Middle East is no exception: interpretations of the Qu’ran seem to have secret agendas and rules apply only to plebians, not the rulers (cue Gaddahfi and family partying it up with expensive booze, while alcohol was officially illegal in Libya). Nowhere do contradiction and hypocrisy reign supreme, as uchecked … More Contradiction and Hypocrisy in ‘Saudi Arabia Exposed’