Simon Aban Deng is a Sudanese human rights activist living in the United States. A native of the Shilluk Kingdom in southern Sudan, Deng spent several years as a child domestic slave in northern Sudan.
What if the Crusades’ history was told from an Arab perspective? In fact, in 2016 al-Jazeera TV did just that. It released a four-episode documentary on the Crusades, and the trailer introduced the subject in the following words:
An Iraqi soccer goalie was accidentally shot to death by a policeman during a post-game celebration, the second player shot in Iraq that day. The goalie’s family has requested that the policeman pay “blood money” for the death of their son. How do blood-money payments work?
To commemorate the Muslim holy month, Coca-Cola Norway has added Islamic symbolism to their flagship beverage. While the contents of the soda bottles remained unaltered, many have voiced their displeasure with what has been perceived as political correctness gone too far.
What Islam or Muslims say or practice not always has a positive meaning. Most of the times, their claims could be quite opposite, bogus practice, or deceptive to non-Muslims. Their religious rituals and sayings could have totally opposite meaning. Let us examine one case, the Ramadan, which is one of the most pious rituals of Islam. Muslims practice a month-long fasting called Ramadan.