Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

  Cairo’s Downtown Al Shohada metro station has caused quite the social media outrage this past week. In what many thought was a random and out of place decision, a fatwa committee booth was set up at the metro station with two on duty Al-Azhar sunni clerics present. The kiosk is one of many others […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

Why Egypt Needs to Stop Fighting Terrorists, and Start Fighting Terrorism

Why Egypt Needs to Stop Fighting Terrorists, and Start Fighting Terrorism

  A few days have passed since the horrific church bombings that took place in Egypt’s Tanta governorate and Alexandria governorate. Accordingly, it is now time for a sober reflection on the question of fighting terrorists. This question is one that Egypt has been asked and forced to answer.   Firstly, there seems to be […]

Charlie Hebdo: How Far Is Too Far?

Charlie Hebdo: How Far Is Too Far?

By Merna Sakr

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has done it again and last week published a cartoon that claimed Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea after drowning trying to flee his war-torn home, would have grown up to be a perverted “groper” in Germany. This is the magazine’s reaction […]

Terror in a Nutshell: What You Need to Know About Daesh

Terror in a Nutshell: What You Need to Know About Daesh

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As ISIS continues to grab headlines for barbaric act after barbaric act, we felt we owed you a quick rundown on who they are. Below is our best attempt at making sense of where the group came from, how it sustains itself and what threat it poses to the world.     Where we stand […]

42 Social Media Reactions to the #ParisAttacks That You Should Read

42 Social Media Reactions to the #ParisAttacks That You Should Read

Paris is in a state of emergency following a deadly shooting, hostage situation and explosion that has left over 100 people dead. People have taken to social media to share their thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families, to offer solidarity to Parisians, and to express their anger and disgust against a group […]

Why We Refuse To Publish ISIS Footage

Why We Refuse To Publish ISIS Footage

On Sunday, Feb. 15, a terrifying video was released purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya. We, as a public, reacted in shock and horror, which is exactly the response sought by ISIS, a militarized body of indoctrinated, well-armed, well-funded zealots who welcome death as martyrdom and who are […]

Guess How Many Foreigners Are Fighting For ISIS?

Guess How Many Foreigners Are Fighting For ISIS?

Gotten over the shock that a terrorist group like the Islamic State (ISIS) actually exists and that they fight in the name of Islam, the peaceful religion? You’ll be even more shocked to know that the number of people from all over the world who don’t just support them, but are heading over to Syria […]

These Are the Pictures You Should Share of Executed Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

These Are the Pictures You Should Share of Executed Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

On Feb. 3, a shocking video hit the Internet purportedly showing kidnapped Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh burned alive by Islamic State (ISIS) extremists. The extremely graphic 22-minute clip reveals the media savvy of this generation’s militants; they’ve come a long way from grainy videos shot in caves. What can be considered a short film includes […]

8 Types of People on My Facebook Feed Right Now

8 Types of People on My Facebook Feed Right Now

DISCLAIMER: This post is not meant to express my opinion on the attacks in France, it is just meant to capture my reaction to my Facebook timeline for pure entertainment purposes by relentlessly judging all the diverse Facebook statuses I have seen over the last few days (evil, I know).     1. The Staunch […]