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Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas is a Lebanese writer and journalist specializing in political affairs. His research focuses on peace building in a diverse society.

4 Articles by this author

Are Arab Men Sexually Intimidated by Women?

Are Arab Men Sexually Intimidated by Women?

“Women’s souls are in their vaginas,” an Arab “sage” told a man coming to him to complain about his wife, for rejecting his overtures. This…

When Bashar Al-Assad Was God

When Bashar Al-Assad Was God

Date: May 28, 2007. Category: Local Affairs. Publisher: Al-Thawra (Revolution) Newspaper, Syria. Title: “The Masses: We Have Voted for Hope and for the Future.” This…

Takfiri Islam: Muslims violating Muslims

Takfiri Islam: Muslims violating Muslims

Recently, there has been much talk about so-called Takfiris – extremist Islamists who declare their opponents as apostates. But most of the discourse on Takfiris…

Jihad or Terrorism: The Roots of Salafi-Jihadism

Jihad or Terrorism: The Roots of Salafi-Jihadism

Jihad is a term that is often mentioned in verses of the Quran. In Verse 19 of Surat al-Tawba, the great importance of Jihad in…