Archive for May, 2010

Fearsome politics

When I was a child, I used to be afraid of the dark because I thought demons might attack me. As I grew up, I started to realize how ridiculous our fears can sometimes be. As we get older, we make better sense of the context and the actual limits of this emotion known as […]

Freedom-free zone

HalluciNations I was in Egypt when the invasion of Iraq began in March 2003. I remember that at that time, during a Friday prayer I was attending, the Imam was speaking angrily against the invasion. The speech was honest. It wasn't just a 'how to enhance your relationship with Allah' stuff, it was real words, […]

The real impact of fictional lines

HalluciNations The idea for this article occurred to me about two weeks ago, when the volcano in Iceland began replacing planes with ash over the European skies. Like many people, I was following the news on several TV channels, when a reporter mentioned a detail that grabbed my attention. He said that the last time […]