Monthly Archives: September 2010

The most important book I’ll never get to read

A while ago I finished reading the book ‘Dining With al-Qaeda’ by the veteran Middle East correspondent Hugh Pope. It’s a fascinating book that really shows all the ups and downs of being a correspondent in an explosive a place … Continue reading

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Pornography=Freedom?

A few weeks ago AP published the story ‘Porn offers window into Iraq’s chaotic politics’, basically saying that the availability of porn in Iraq is a mirror of the level of freedom and security in the country. According to the … Continue reading

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We are family

Last week in my Arabic class we studied the words for different family members. As an exercise we were asked to write sentences using our new vocabulary. I quickly remembered the summer of 1987, where most of the family on … Continue reading

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