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Hasan Ismaik
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Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. From communicating with others despite miles of separation, to...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 day ago

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)

I was watching a promotional clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former US President Barack Obama. He was discussing his...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 days ago

What can be done about society's ongoing crisis of values?

It is so painful, so inexpressible when I look at what our relationship with “the other” has become; when I...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 month ago

The West and the Syrian-Iranian alliance: A card that should be played

Today, Syria is experiencing a serious impasse, where the country is living in a state of “no war, no peace”. There...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 1 month ago

Islamic Rationalism: A Missed Opportunity?

On one of my visits to Germany, while walking in the streets of Munich, I bumped into a sheikh whom I know...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 months ago

Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism

George Holyoake’s 1896 publication English Secularism describes secularism as follows: “Secularism is a code of duty pertaining to this life, founded on...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 months ago

Macron... Betrayal of Language and Problems of Terminology

Did Macron catch the vicious “bug” of sectarianism from Lebanese officials when he met them in Beirut? They know how...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 months ago

Trump: an exceptional president for an ordinary time

During and after each US presidential election, the connotations of winning and losing differ from their general use, as the...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 2 months ago

Christians: The Salt of the Arab-Islamic Civilization

Historians agree unanimously on the importance Christianity’s role in the Arab renaissance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

The Donkey & Elephant Race: Reflections on a Significant Event

Every four years, the world, armed with statistics on the one hand and predictions and expectations on the other, gaze...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Pandora's Box... Radicalization and counter-radicalization in France

While presenting his strategic vision to confront “political Islam” in a speech on October 2, French President Emmanuel Macron could...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

How educational curriculum wastes the Arab youth's potential and creates a backward society

“Westerners are not geniuses and we are not stupid, they only support those who fail until they succeed, while we...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Between the Mind and the Rifle - Reflections on the struggle of "Enemy brothers"

Dear readers, this article may differ from my previous work as I am writing it as a form of inner...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 3 months ago

Religion and Technology: Which One Separates and Which One Unites?

For many decades, this gloomy East has been living what might be called a “curse of civilization”. History began here,...

Hasan Ismaik Hasanis 4 months ago