The Controversy of “La misère sexuelle”

  “What long seemed like the foreign spectacles of faraway places now feels like a clash of cultures playing out on the West’s very soil. Differences once defused by distance and a sense of superiority have become an imminent threat. People in the West are discovering, with anxiety and fear, that sex in the Muslim … More The Controversy of “La misère sexuelle”

Do Syrian Refugees in Hungary Have the Luxury of Choice?

What has caused the sudden massive influx of Syrian refugees in Europe? Was it the warmer summer months, which made risking a passage by rickety boat across the Mediterranean more inviting? Is it the fact that the situation has grown worse in Syria, as Bashar Al-Assad’s regime seems to be losing steam against rebels and IS, and the … More Do Syrian Refugees in Hungary Have the Luxury of Choice?

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

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

#JeSuisTout: Observations on the Charlie Hebdo Shooting

 Je Suis Charlie, mais Je Suis Tout le Monde aussi. It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and I’ll admit that the proceeding blogpost will show that they are still discombobulated and forming. I have a lot to say, so please bear with me. I will … More #JeSuisTout: Observations on the Charlie Hebdo Shooting

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From the Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus