Tag Archives: Middle East

On 9/11’s 12th Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of that god-awful day 12 years ago when our country witnessed so much venom heaped on our own soil. It was the day we went face to face with Islamist Extremism and our noses were ground … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11, Democracy, Middle East Conflict, Politics, Radicalized Islam, WMD, World Trade Center | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Equality, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Istanbul, Religious Freedoms, Turkey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Is Peace Possible?

A few days ago, I came across a challenge asking, “Is peace possible in the Middle East?” from Scott Berkun’s The Daily Post at WordPress.com: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/is-peace-in-the-middle-east-possible/#comments All at once, a million ideas came to my mind.  I had to work, … Continue reading

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