Entries by Qais Ghanem, MD from 02/2012

A Much-Needed Muslim Education for the West

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada

Muslims for Progressive Values have just published a new book tackling all the factors such as interfaith marriage and hijabs that seem to set Muslims apart from the rest of humanity, and cause 55 per cent of Canadians to claim that Muslims do not share their values. Reading it would be a step in the right direction.

A Sham Referendum for a Sham Future

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada

My own opinion is that Hadi's role will be a lot longer than a two year term, and that is exactly what Saudi Arabia, and possibly the United States, wants to see happen, because the conservative devil you know is better than the progressive devil you don't know.

The Arab League: A Dictator's Paradise

| Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada

This is a grouping of dictatorial regimes, the majority of which are ruled either by monarchies, or worse by military regimes that came to power by killing or removing the previous rulers of those countries. We are talking here about a rulers' club which has nothing to do with the Arab people, and that is why it should be called "The Arab Rulers' League."

Springtime for Assad and Syria...

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada

Now that a new constitution has been passed, is it even remotely conceivable that Syria's president is planning to resume his ophthalmological practice at the end of his current term? Or is he saying he would step aside in 2026, by which time who knows what the Middle East will look like?