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The Culture of Terrorism: Tenets and Treatments

For those who take traditional Islamic learning seriously, the very notion of reading the work of Islamic scholar through a critical lens, especially one who is recognised the world over for his scholarship, can present itself as a daunting task. We have embedded in our cultural and religious practices important notions of the Qur’anic injunction,…

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Desert Encounter : An Adventurous journey through Italian Africa

“We Europeans, like most peoples, are prone to denouncing the misdeeds of others while simultaneously drawing a discreet veil over the horrors which deface our own history; and there are many today who know or care little about the unappealing policies followed by our grandparents” Never were truer words written in the foreword to the…

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Restating Orientalism: A Critique of Modern Knowledge

If you are going to come at Edward Said, and in particular his magnum opus ‘Orientalism’, you would be well advised to tread carefully. Published in 1978, ‘Orientalism’ presented to the eastern world a construct and vernacular that could be used to counter (quite frankly) the bullshit that was written about them. As recent colonial…

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