Guess Who’s Back: Egyptian Revolution, 7 Years Later

He’s back. If it had previously seemed as though the January 25th Revolution had come full circle the past few years, what with the “election” of yet another military man and an all-around death to democracy, the final nail in the proverbial coffin was hammered in by none other than Hosni Mubarak himself. The former … More Guess Who’s Back: Egyptian Revolution, 7 Years Later

The Lebanese Takeover of Paris Fashion Week 2016

Paris Fashion Week basically means that the Lebanese take over Paris. Forget rich Saudis coming on 100k shopping sprees or enthusiastic Dubai fashion bloggers buzzing around with their iphones: PFW is all about Lebanon. And with good reason: Lebanese designers are a huge hit with international celebrities. Zuhair Murad. Elie Saab. Georges Hobeika. Rami Kadi. … More The Lebanese Takeover of Paris Fashion Week 2016

Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

First of all, a very happy Ramadan (Ramadan Kareem) to the Muslim ummah! Ramadan is a very special time, one of contemplation, community, charity, celebration and, most of all, faith. It’s a time of sacrifice and solidarity, peace and perseverance; a time to ask forgiveness for one’s sins. In honor of the start of Ramadan, … More Ramadan Kareem! A look at Mosques Around the World

As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians

As we celebrate Independence Day, aka the Fourth of July, here in the United States of America, Egyptians too are celebrating on a national level: on July 3rd, yesterday, the Egyptian military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party in a military coup. I am pleased that Mohammed Morsi is no longer in … More As Americans Celebrate Freedom, So Do Egyptians

Modern Islam: Winnie Detwa and the Hijabi Hunnies

When Westerners think of Islam, women’s fashion is often one of the first things that comes to their mind. Not fashion with a capital ‘F,’ but a style of dressing that is markedly different from the pages of Vogue and Lucky Magazine: tent-like burqas, black niqabs and plain hijabs complemented by baggy clothes. Obviously, not … More Modern Islam: Winnie Detwa and the Hijabi Hunnies

Arabian Princesses: Morality and Justice

What are Arabia’s princesses like? Unlike the royal families of Europe, who are more symbolic icons of their countries than actual law-makers (see the Windsors of England), the royal families of Arabia lead in all aspects of the word, most of all as examples of great hypocrisy. The Arab kingdoms-Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United … More Arabian Princesses: Morality and Justice