China’s Uighur Muslims Make a Case for Mental Harm & Genocide

China’s brutal treatment of the Muslim Uighur population is by now well known. More than a million ethnic Uighur people–who are Muslims–have been detained in China’s Xinjiang region. In the camps, men, women and children are put through a “reeducation” program to assimilate them to traditional Chinese culture. Family members have disappeared. Arabic writing in … More China’s Uighur Muslims Make a Case for Mental Harm & Genocide

EuroTrip 2015: Islam and Judaism in Europe

On December 27th, 2014 I embarked on a 13-day Eurotrip which lead me through 5 different countries, accompanied by my sister for three of them. Although my plans of visiting Muslim places of interest were dashed due to time constraints, locations and preferences, I did get some great exposure to Jewish Europe. A recap: Budapest, Hungary Muslims have had a … More EuroTrip 2015: Islam and Judaism in Europe

I’m Back! And More Inspired by the Middle East than Ever!

I’d first like to sincerely apologize for neglecting this blog for the past couple of months. Unfortunately I had to prioritize between my personal blog and research versus my research for school. My first semester as a graduate student in international affairs was challenging not only in terms of the amount of reading we had … More I’m Back! And More Inspired by the Middle East than Ever!