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Why Women’s Bras Undermine the Muslim Nation

According to this article by Alaa al Aswani, author of The Yacoubian Building, Chicago, andFriendly Fire, a Somali woman was arrested and publicly flogged for wearing a bra. Her charge was that wearing a bra is un-Islamic because it is an act of deception and misrepesentation. So if you hear that Somali women gathered in the public square and […]

Government service: not such an oxymoron at TECOM

Government service: not such an oxymoron at TECOM Courtney C. Radsch (Dubai, UAE) – TECOM, the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone authority, is the government agency of Dubai responsible for the so-called “free zones” like Media City, Internet City, Knowledge Village etc. (although funnily enough it does not have a working website!). I had […]

Ramadan advertising a casualty of the financial downturn

Ramadan advertising a casualty of the financial downturn Courtney C. Radsch (Dubai, UAE) – Spending on advertising during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, TV’s holy grail of ratings, fell compared to last year according to industry experts, whose initial optimism about the season proved unwarranted. The industry was hoping for a recovery during Ramadan, […]

The Copts – Part XII

Khalil says that, while al-Awa portends to discuss the rules regulating relations between Muslims and others, his book is full of lies, invention, mistakes, and provocation of hatred.” According to al-Awa, adds Khalil “the Copts control 60% of the Egyptian economy… This is not a problem if an individual has economic power as a result […]