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Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain
An argument against what Collini calls the 'declinist thesis', the belief that contemporary intellectual life is getting increasingly dumbed down and stagnant. Declinists, Collini suggests, are in den...
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918): Connexipedia Article
Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
A methodical deconstruction of Edward Said's Orientalism.
Edward Said, Orientalism: Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr
The book contains many excellent sections and scores many telling points, but it is spoiled by overzealous prosecutorial argument in which Professor Said, in his eagerness to spin too large a web, lea...
For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their enemies
A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignan...
The Great War and Canadian Society: An Oral History
Recollections of Canadian men and women who lived thorugh the First World War and recall life in the trenches and on the homefront.
HAMAS Under the Spotlight: Against The Current vol. 132
Ahmed, Hisham H.
In a seemingly dramatic move in mid-2004, Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement which hitherto refused to participate in the Palestinian political system, expressed its willingness to be a part of th...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Arab scholars were exploring and extending the great works of the Persian, Hindu, and Greek civilizations. There were striking advances in the sciences and mathematics, but more fundamentally, the Ara...
The Iron Cage
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Libya: From Colony to Revolution
St John, Ronald Bruce
Provides the background to the Libyan revolution by discussing its history from colonization up through the 2011 rebellion/foreign intervention that ousted Mu'ammar al-Qadafi.
A Marxist History of the World part 22: Arabs, Persians, and Byzantines
This week Neil Faulkner describes the rise and explosive spread of the third great monotheistic religion, where compassion, charity, and protection became moral imperatives - Islam.
A Marxist History of the World part 23: The Abbasid Revolution
Islam created a single overarching allegiance throughout the Arab-ruled world yet the Middle East came to be a divided region of weak and unpopular states. Neil Faulkner looks at the conflicts that la...
The author follows the evolution of a backward tribal society into one of the most militant Arab states, a significant force within OPEC, and a troublesome puzzle for the superpowers. He gives a blow-...
Reading Orientalism: Said and the unsaid
Varisco, Daniel Martin
An extensive discussion of Edward Said's influential 1978 polemic 'Orientalism'. Varisco mounts a sustained critique on Said's flawed methodology, his skewed and selective handling of literary evidenc...
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
Edward Said's shadowy legacy: Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate
So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
Top Ten Reasons East Jerusalem does not belong to Jewish-Israelis
Truth Against Truth
Challenges the myths, conventional lies, and historical falsehoods on which most of the arguments of both Israeli and Palestinian propaganda rest. The truths of both sides are intertwined into one his...
Zanj Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
A series of revolts by some 500,000 slaves against their Muslim owners and rulers, 869-883 AD.
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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...
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A History of the Arab Peoples
Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
A history of the role of the empire of Islam in the cultivation of knowledge, specifically the Arabic contributions to science.
Remember what we owe to Arab science
It's time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Darwin and Newton
In an era of intolerance, the West needs to appreciate the fertile scholarship that flowered with Islam.
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