Arab World

Reading 'The God Delusion' In The Arab World

Kacem El Ghazzali | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada
Kacem El Ghazzali

In the Arabic translation of The God Delusion, under the title, Bassam added the words: "This book is banned in Islamic countries." It is fortunate and wonderful that the banning of books in the Arab and Islamic worlds is no longer feasible in our new age of information.

The Time Has Come For A 'Sexual Spring' In The Arab World

Kacem El Ghazzali | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Kacem El Ghazzali

When we say that nowadays to call for sexual freedom in Arab and Muslim societies is more dangerous than the demand to topple monarchies or dictatorial regimes, we are not playing with metaphor or attempting to gain sympathy. We are stating a bitter and painful fact of the reality in which we are living.

What Exactly Happened After The Arab Spring?

CBC | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada

The violence in Libya, which seemed to reach a new level this week, has some cynics talking about an "Arab Winter." Middle East watchers, though, s...

The Arab World Needs More Religious Discourse

Maëlle Turbide | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Maëlle Turbide

The problem today is not that religion still exists or that some people are religious.The problem lies in the animosity that persists between the different religions. The reality is that religious diversity is not likely to disappear. Acceptance and encouragement of coexistence between all religions is what will bring us toward a more peaceful society.

Who Owns Jerusalem According to International Law?

Mike Fegelman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

True to form of Israel's detractors, the Toronto Star published a commentary this month which engaged in historical revisionism and outright lies by claiming that Israel has no legal claim to Jerusalem and areas of the West Bank, called until a few decades ago "Judea and Samaria", and now referred to by writer Carol Trainor as "occupied territories."

Not A Very Happy Ramadan For Arab World

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - From Syria to Libya and Egypt, the uprisings and unrest gripping the Arab world have cast a pall on the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy mont...