HENA KHAN, CGNEWS: As an author of children’s books that seek to explain some of the key precepts of Islam I’ve found they make a profound impact
LUCY CHUMBLEY, CGNEWS: Two exhibitions currently in Washington DC have had a transformative effect on millions of Muslims views of their heritage
On the occassion of Eid al Fitr, may we take this opportunity to say Eid Mubarrak, Happy Eid to all MidEastPosters everywhere!
ROB L. WAGNER: If you’re subtle you can enjoy a surprisingly festive Christmas in the Kingdom. Many Saudis also quietly acknowledge Christian friends’ celebration.
THE HEDONISTA: Eid al Adha has been my favourite – the last few years it has fallen far enough out of summer it occurs with the change of season.
DAVID WESTLEY: This year, the return to ‘normality’ will be significantly harder to achieve for those countries that have gone through their Arab spring; the pathway to success is still far from clear.
SAUDI JEANS: A weekend spent in the company of Hurricane Irene allowed me plenty of time to sift through the latest release of Wikileaks cables on Saudi Arabia.
THE AJNABI: With the sustained and brutal crackdown on opposition protests continuing, Syrian activists have had to adopt new tactics.
LUCY EMMERSON: The Libya that emerges from this conflict will be in dire need of rebuilding and there are those who doubt the NTC is up to the job…
PARASTOU HASSOURI: Sexual Harassment, including the assault on Lara Logan, is a result of patriarchal attitudes coupled with stifled dialogue…
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Beneath my grumpy response to the start-of-year festivities, I await this year’s events with a nervous delight.