Egyptian Student’s Arrest for Facebook Post Against Trump Is a Case of Hatred Breeding Hatred

Egyptian Student’s Arrest for Facebook Post Against Trump Is a Case of Hatred Breeding Hatred

  In early February, Emad Elsayed, an Egyptian student at the Universal Air Academy in Los Angeles, posted a photo on Facebook of Donald Trump with the caption, “If I killed this guy I wouldn’t mind serving a life sentence and the world would thank me”. The owner of the flight school, Alex Khatib, tipped off […]

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 […]

UAE Court Issues Crazy Dh250,000 Fine for Swearing on WhatsApp

UAE Court Issues Crazy Dh250,000 Fine for Swearing on WhatsApp

According to a new law issued by the UAE’s Federal Supreme Court, swearing at another person on WhatsApp will cost you Dh250,000 and potential jail time. Expatriates will risk deportation. The law was announced after an appeal was heard by the Federal Supreme Court in which the prosecution claimed that the existing sentence for online swearing […]

The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy: Apology Vs. Agency

The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy: Apology Vs. Agency

“Islam is a religion of peace.” “Terrorists do not define the Muslim world.” “I condemn the attacks carried out by terrorists in the name of my religion.” As Muslims in the 21st century, we have all said some variation of the above. With the dawn of social media and the rapid fire transmission of information, […]

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Social Media and Freedom of Speech – Terms and Conditions Apply

Did you know who you were... before they told you who to be?

The “voice of the people” – in 140-characters or less, a wide open “space” where everyone has a voice – but with repercussions, “personal branding”… With the whole world becoming more aware and conscious of what goes on in different parts of this berserk planet, most of us have taken to our our keyboards and […]