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Duality of Cultures Within Art

At first glance, the city of Amman is everything you would expect in the Middle East: military tanks at the airports, women in scarves, people staring at obvious foreigners and quickly hushed criticisms of the government. When I first arrived, it appeared as though Jordan, like the rest of the Middle[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase like[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Sometimes We Do Not Choose Our Labels

Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with those[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

In Search of Diplomatic Respect

I am a Palestinian in J Street U, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-peace organization that advocates a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and this week was particularly trying for me. This past week, Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine took part in the annual International Israeli Apartheid Week, and I[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top