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Archive for 'Culture'

Thinking for Yourself

To question the validity of a single idea in the Qur’an or Sunna is like pulling on a thread that could unravel the whole social garment. As a result, while Islam is indeed a vast and rich system allowing for great diversity of expression, the risk of stepping outside it and finding oneself in revolt against all of society is very high.

The Morocco Show

As we watched an open air concert I proposed, “So the rich want to turn Morocco into a show for foreigners to get their money, rather than developing the country in the interests of its people.” My friend replied, “That’s it in a nutshell.”

Nothing Has Changed

Since returning to Morocco after being away for three years, I keep hearing the same message from most of my friends. Nothing has changed, and that means Morocco is slowly sliding into an abyss of futility and defeat.

Rainbow of Possibilities


Gypsy Travel

I’ll be back in Morocco in a few weeks — this video makes me impatient.

Are Emos a Threat to Egypt?

gypt’s paranoid dictatorship is trying to distract the people from its own unpopularity by cracking down on emos.

Democracy First

It will be necessary sooner or later to normalize relations with Israel, so as to have neither permanent conflict nor permanent hate in the region. But before that, we must first protect ourselves against a new Egyptian dictator.

Data Isn’t Free

If you wake up one day to find your favorite sites like YouTube or Facebook blocked, don’t blame your local dictator — at least, not yet. Instead, blame capitalism. Or better yet, blame yourselves!

Amazing World

“When I read things like, ‘The foundations of capitalism are shattering,’ I’m like, ‘Maybe we need that.’ Because we live in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots that just don’t care.”

Technology and Tradition

Technology shatters tradition; but even though the shattered whole can never be restored, neither do the shards of tradition disappear from the scene.