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Arab Songs About Homosexuality, Polyamory, and Gender

Arab Songs About Homosexuality, Polyamory, and Gender

Young artists changing the conversations on liberal values and personal freedoms in the Arab world.

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Arab Women at War: Battles, Assassinations, and Army Leaders

Throughout Islamic history, women have played a prominent role in war. Aisha, considered the mother of all believers, was part of the Battle of the…

Sexual Fantasy in the Arab World: From the Pre-Islamic Era to Modern Times

Sexual Fantasy in the Arab World: From the Pre-Islamic Era to Modern Times

The sexual fantasies in the Arab collective imaginary have went undergone various transformations since pre-Islamic times until the modern era. Images of wide-eyed nymphs no…

Heritage Sites At Risk in the Arab World

Heritage Sites At Risk in the Arab World

Of the 55 World Heritage sites listed as being under threat by the UNESCO, nearly half (21 sites) are located in the Arab world: one…

Did Politics Influence the Way in Which Islam Reached Us?

Did Politics Influence the Way in Which Islam Reached Us?

In a remarkable scene in Will and Ariel Durant's The Story of Civilization, Ladislaus V of Hungary summoned Cardinal Julian Cesarini—who was deputy to the…

How Russia United Foes and Reclaimed the Middle East

How Russia United Foes and Reclaimed the Middle East

"Russia has been a great power for centuries, and remains so. It has always had and still has legitimate zones of interest ... We should…

Selective Memory and the Myth of Arab Heritage

Selective Memory and the Myth of Arab Heritage

Efforts are rereading Arab heritage in view of modern theories are few and far between. Too many factors stand in the way of this, not…

The Muslims Who Protected Jews from Nazi Persecution

The Muslims Who Protected Jews from Nazi Persecution

Just as people celebrate felicitous occasions and holidays every year, so too do they commemorate humanity’s worst tragedies and moments of oppression in history. These commemorations…

Why Do Some Arabs Support Trump’s Muslim Ban?

Why Do Some Arabs Support Trump’s Muslim Ban?

Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the entry of citizens from seven Arab and Muslim countries if they do not hold…

Arabs in Concentration Camps: The Forgotten Victims of Nazi Germany

Arabs in Concentration Camps: The Forgotten Victims of Nazi Germany

Tucked away into oblivion, undisturbed by the curiosity of historians, very little is known of the Arabs who shared cells with the Jews of Nazi…