Tag: society

The heroes fighting online hate speech

By Christian Nielsen Donald Trump’s latest impeachment throws a spotlight on the politics of grievance, the role of social media and the dangers of hate speech spilling over into real life. Fortunately, the pushback has started. Image: Jon Tyson, Unspash…

Lost in ‘know-ware’ land

By Christian Nielsen It is the cypher of the age, the new C-word that the know-ware machine must not detect lest it conjures up undesirable meanings, and undesirable consequences. Friday 2 October 2020 There are so many powerful things going…

Billionaires and the welfare of nations

By Khaled Diab The super rich are leaving only the scraps for everyone else to fight over, which is fuelling a mounting wave of intolerance as minorities and migrants are scapegoated for falling wellbeing. For the welfare of all, we…

The drinker’s guide to Ramadan

Ramadan is the time of year when hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world abstain from food or drink. But one group of fasters suffers a special variety of thirst this time of year: Muslims who drink alcohol.

Egypt’s 21st-century plagues

By Khaled Diab While the Egyptian regime battles for its survival, Egypt itself may not survive as a viable state, as it faces a ‘plague’ of potentially crippling environmental, economic and social challenges. Monday 12 February 2018 For those of…

The truth about Islamic reformations

By Khaled Diab Islam needs a reformation for Muslim societies to develop and prosper, is one of those rare convictions shared by both Islamophiles and Islamophobes. Tunisia has done just that: radically reformed its brand of Islam and established a…

You are different

“You are different” is a simple sentence with confusing connotations. What does that even mean? What sort of different?