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“How Come Your English Is So Good?”

You are probably reading this because you have received a comment along the lines of the title of this piece. It is not uncommon, and if you have not, then expect it at any time and place. Here it goes: I moved to Montreal, Canada from Kuwait when I was 18 years old. I did…

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The Women’s Intifada

The Arabic word for revolution, thawra, which is in the form of the feminine tense, undoubtedly reflects the nature of the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring has given rise to activists such as Egypt’s Asmaa Mahfouz and Yemen’s Noble Peace Prize Winner Tawakkul Karman, who were vital players in the toppling of regimes. It is…

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The World is Falling Apart as We Point and Watch

“The world is on the verge of a nuclear-meltdown. Japan is inside-out. Civilians are being killed in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen. The Palestinians are still being starved while shot at. Pakistan and Australia are trying to recover from devastation. But lets all turn our attention to some 13 year-old wanna be pop star with no…

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Freedom: Middle Eastern Style.

When talking about current events, one cannot help but mention the revolutions happening across the Middle East. This beautiful and uplifting spectacle carries with it not only a fresh outlook on the future of the region, but also a defining moment for the whole world. A region plagued with dictatorships and oppressive regimes, the revolutions…