Have you ever gotten a henna tattoo while on vacation or at a festival? Or have you ever consider what henna signifies in other cultures? From an American standpoint, I have always viewed hennas as an opportunity to get a “temporary tattoo” that last a few weeks. However, in the Middle East, henna signifies so […]Read more "The Wonderful Art of HENNA!"
The World Expo is basically a major World Fair that anyone can attend. Every five years a World Expo occurs in some wonderful city around the world. To be a host, a country must submit an extensive candidacy application that details their proposed theme, environmental impact, finances, locations, dates for the expo and much more. […]Read more
‘Inciting debauchery’ ‘Satanic ceremony’ ‘Humiliating’ ‘Angers God’ ‘Violates public decency’ ‘Insulting public morals’ ‘Sexual deviance’ Listed above are various phrases used to describe a video that went viral of an alleged same-sex marriage on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. Eight men have been sentenced to three years in jail and possible probation once the […]Read more "ARRESTED FOR LOVE"
Deadly weapon: Propaganda ISIS is taking over social media and recruiting men and women from all over the world, especially Westerners. How are they gaining so much support? Well, it’s quite simple. ISIS is very smart about who and how they are targeting Westerners. They use emotional appeal and cult-like deception to persuade young Muslims […]Read more "Sneaky ISIS, Very Sneaky"
THE UNJUST TRUTH Recently, in Isfahan, Iran men threw acid on women with “bad hijab”. A LITTLE HIJAB INFORMATION The hijab is a veil that covers a Muslim woman’s head, chest, and hair. After the 1979 Revolution in Iran, it became mandatory that women must wear a hijab in public. Recently, some women have been […]Read more "ACID, HIJAB, AND THEIR TRAGIC CONNECTION"
Throughout the Middle East refugees are fleeing for their lives to avoid persecution in their home countries. There are some organizations in place to assist refugees, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). However, these organizations are very limited in resources, and therefore are not able to save all refugees. UNHCR is […]Read more "Refugees in the Middle East"
Have you ever seen pictures of the Palm Islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and wondered how those beautiful islands were crafted into what they are today? Money and geographical location has allowed the Palm Islands to exist. Dubai alone is home to nine out of the seventy-eight Middle Eastern billionaires. With this wealth, and […]Read more "Middle East: Home of the Billionaires"
On September 2, 2014 the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a video that displayed the beheading of American freelance journalist, Steven Sotloff. In this video, the ISIS representative directs a statement towards Obama and claims that as long as the United States continues with airstrikes in Iraq, ISIS will continue to kill […]Read more "ISIS Continues to Behead Western Hostages"