Mending Broken Dreams While Fighting With Taxi Drivers

Mending Broken Dreams While Fighting With Taxi Drivers

The smug ego is also the defeated ego. It’s the reflection of a self whose dreams have been crushed. It knows that it must be sacrificed at the altar of inner peace, yet it stays on and fights its small, superfluous battles.

Confessions of an Ex-Muslim

Confessions of an Ex-Muslim

It was never my intention to become a professional writer when I started writing. Nor was my early passion for reading my actual incentive to…

Egypt's Virginity Tests and the Revolution's Hymen

Egypt's Virginity Tests and the Revolution's Hymen

What if Samira Ibrahim was not a virgin? This question might seem way too personal, but as a matter of fact it is closely related…

64 Tweets That Show Why The Middle East Is Doomed

64 Tweets That Show Why The Middle East Is Doomed

Wars and political upheavals over the past years do not bode well for the future of the Middle East. Some observers may argue it is…

An Arab Beyond the Framework of Islam or Religion

An Arab Beyond the Framework of Islam or Religion

“Is your family religious?” is almost consistently the follow up question to someone asking me where I am from.

Four Days of War in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta

Four Days of War in Damascus' Eastern Ghouta

On Saturday night, news about military reinforcements deployed on the verge of Eastern Ghouta starts to come out. Tens of friends are exchanging photos of…