The Arabian Peninsula & The Case for Radical Alternatives

Part I: Subservience & the Khaleejis. The Arabian Peninsula has been nomadic/Bedouin for most of its history. Resources were scarce, and tribes who accumulated fertile lands had overwhelming power over other families. The harsh reality of the region meant that other tribes didn’t have negotiation powers, but only the option of complete submission (to more … Continue reading The Arabian Peninsula & The Case for Radical Alternatives

Subservience & the Khaleejis

The Arabian Peninsula has been nomadic/Bedouin for most of it's history. Resources were scarce, and tribes who accumulated fertile lands had overwhelming power over other families. The harsh reality of the region meant that other tribes didn't have negotiation powers, but only the option of complete submission (to more powerful families) in order to secure … Continue reading Subservience & the Khaleejis

The case for Radical Feminism

The choice to publish this article 100% derives from self-interest. It does not derive from allyship. I'm not necessarily likable, nor nice, nor kind for holding the following the views. To further elaborate: The feminist position is one of urgent self-defense, and not social justice or moral purity. I am not a woman, I am … Continue reading The case for Radical Feminism

Is there anything unique or scientific about the Quran?

The purpose of this article is to analyze whether Islam is a divine religion brought to Muhammad, according to the content of the Quran. Particularly on the topic of Islamic Prophecies. According to the Quran — Allah is all the following: He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. Quran 2:137 Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise Quran 2:220 And fear … Continue reading Is there anything unique or scientific about the Quran?

Sexuality in the Arab World: A Horror Story

from the graphic novel Habibi by Craig Thompson In the Arab World (particular the Gulf region where I live), an open discussion on Sexuality is perhaps one of the most controversial things that could happen. Sex education is largely unheard of, non-marital sex is shunned upon, public affection is banned, and Homosexuality is illegal. The same … Continue reading Sexuality in the Arab World: A Horror Story

Bridging the gap between Leftists & Ex-Muslims

Alternative Title: Defending Muslims is amazing. Defending Islam is not. A lot of Western Leftists get particularly uncomfortable when Islam is criticized, but not without good reasons. They are concerned that Anti-Islam rhetoric would alienate religious allies, while it may also reinforce the talking-points of the Far-Right and their anti-Immigration agenda For the past year, I decided to turn my gears … Continue reading Bridging the gap between Leftists & Ex-Muslims

An Identity Political criticism of Identity Politics: On Racism & Cultural Appropriation

I’m updating this regularly. Last update was on February 2018. “The sign of a truly totalitarian culture is that important truths simply lack cognitive meaning and are interpretable only at the level of “Fuck You”, so they can then elicit a perfectly predictable torrent of abuse in response. We’ve long ago reached that level.” — Noam Chomsky … Continue reading An Identity Political criticism of Identity Politics: On Racism & Cultural Appropriation

The case against Jordan Peterson

What do these two have in common anyway? Jordan Peterson is selling a lie and it could potentially destroy your life. This statement alone will definitely put his die-hard fans on the defensive, and I understand why they would. He walked people through some of the darkest periods of their lives (yet. Seeing most of … Continue reading The case against Jordan Peterson

The case against Capitalism (And the Alternatives).

Introduction - When it comes to business operations, I advocate for Non-Capitalist Economic models which I would summarize as the following: Cooperatives and horizontal human relationships based on mutual benefit instead of Capitalism, Hierarchy, and human relationships based on Bargaining Power. In other words, workplace democratization and autonomy instead of a workforce oligarchy. The following … Continue reading The case against Capitalism (And the Alternatives).