Growing up in a multi-religious family, al-Quds always possessed a deep symbolic resonance. I wondered how it would feel to drive through the occupied West Bank towards it — and when I finally experienced it, it was at once wondrous and surreal.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"What I saw in Jerusalem — the holy and the profane"
""But the guns and soldiers were also there, never far from view. They serve as a constant reminder that the Old City is occupied by force of arms."
my latest, on Jerusalem, in @ABCReligion
Greek police have been accused of stripping migrants to their underwear before savagely beating them and pushing them back towards Turkey, in the latest case of violence against asylum seekers amassing at Europe's eastern frontier.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇThis is disgusting. When we in Europe say 'solidarity with Greece', this is what we are expressing solidarity with? This is repugnant & outrageous. Shameless. And yes: if these refugees were white Christians, we'd be having a *very* different conversation.
When some in the West call for an “Islamic Reformation,” it’s unclear they grasp what it is they are asking for. Indeed, if their arguments were taken seriously by policy makers, conflict in the wider Arab world would likely get worse. If anything,...
For three days, Iranian military officials knew they had shot down a Ukrainian jetliner while the government issued false statements, denying any responsibility.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"[Iranian officials] hoped the presence of passenger jets could act as a deterrent against an American attack on the airport or the nearby military base, effectively turning planeloads of unsuspecting travelers into human shields." Tragic and appalling.
A new book on the West’s declinist anxiety is a welcome antidote to Islamophobic alarmism, but it could go further in debunking misguided notions of…
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"We Are Not Who We Think We Are" my book review of Ben Ryan's 'How the West Was Lost: The Decline of a Myth and the Search for New Stories' in @ForeignPolicy
A good work, though it could go further in debunking misguided notions of “us” and “them.”
A nuanced portrait of Suleimani emerges from a leaked archive of secret Iranian spy cables obtained by The Intercept.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"While the Iranian-led war against ISIS was raging, Iranian spies privately expressed concern that the brutal tactics favored by Suleimani & his Iraqi proxies were laying the groundwork for major blowback against the Iranian presence in Iraq." @MazMHussain
Here is the backstory to the piece that contributed to getting us into trouble
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇGod bless the folk of @MadaMasr . I have known this site since before it began. I consider it my honour to counted among its contributors and supporters. @Linaattalah's piece here on the events of the past week reminds me why. Stay strong.
<p>The celebrated “leftist” “philosopher” is a racist and reactionary whose intellectual product is worthless. The Left should have nothing to do with him. </p>
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"The celebrated “leftist” “philosopher” is a racist and reactionary whose intellectual product is worthless. The Left should have nothing to do with him." On Zizek
In the absence of an official response to protests last night, lawyers have estimated that hundreds of people were arrested across Egypt.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ"A political source who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity said the lack of comment represents the state of confusion prevailing within the Interior Ministry in the absence of direct orders from the president on how to deal with the protests."
TIME SENSITIVE/URGENT Request from Sarah Kureshi and Wajahat Ali, parents of Nusayba.
Dear Friends, please read and share widely:
Late last week we found out that our daughter Nusayba's liver donor...
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇImportant message from @WajahatAli and family - donor needed, especially if in wider DC area - you will be doing a good deed, the likes of which will bring such joy. Please read/ share. Generous people have made this very easy to take up - please consider
Hellyer’s work in politics, international relations, and religious studies in Europe and the Arab world comes at a particularly challenging moment.
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇIt is not every day you take up a new position, and even rarer to be joining a team that you have long respected. It’s why I am grateful to be appointed as a non-resident scholar @CarnegieEndow-ment for International Peace today.
"Because, all too often, the priority of upholding fundamental rights is placed to one side, and either ‘security’ or ‘Islamic rights’ are constructed in a way to create a false choice...It might...
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇ""Because, all too often, the priority of upholding fundamental rights is placed to one side, and either ‘security’ or ‘Islamic rights’ are constructed in a way to create a false choice..." My farewell piece at the Atlantic Council
Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supp...
ᴅʀ ʜ.ᴀ. #StayHomeSaveLives ʜᴇʟʟʏᴇAppalling."As well as S. Arabia & Russia, the letter (backing China's abuse of Muslims) was signed by ambassadors from many African countries, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Belarus, Myanmar, Philippines, Syria, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE & Bahrain."