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Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb?

I HATE self-evident truths.Ideals may be self-evident. Political statements are not. When I hear about a self-evident political truth, I immediately doubt it.The most...

The Islamic Empires that gave Europe its Renaissance

"While the West takes pride for their nuclear and mechanical advancement today, but do they realize who gave them the initial stepping stone to stand on? Who gave them the torch to search through the caves of the Dark Ages? Weren't they the Muslims of middle ages across the Mediterranean Sea? Didn't they keep the torch of civilization kindled up for eight hundred years before the West got rejuvenated?"

How Eurocentric is Your Day?

"During the eighteenth century, many of the leading Enlightenment thinkers were keenly aware that Chinese had preceded them in their emphasis on reasoning by some two millennia. By the end of this century, however, a more muscular, more confident Europe chose to erase their debt to China from its collective memory."

English enriched by Centuries of borrowed Arabic words

"Words are much like organic living creatures whose character and meanings evolve over time and circumstance."

Butterflies in Islam: Why a little is a lot

"So what about the stuff we can hardly measure, the things we consider unimportant or trivial in our daily lives? -- a smile, a simple kind gesture, for example? What place do they have in our day-to-day encounters?"