Some of these girls are refugees from Syria and Iraq. Now, through the mercy and compassion of others, they are safe, fortunate enough to attend school in Bahrain. But there are many more just like them still hoping to escape the conflict and war that continues unabated in their homeland.
If only the United States – self-proclaimed greatest nation on Earth – could hold itself to the same standard as Bahrain.
The President of the United States – acting from fear, ignorance, and prejudice, in defiance of the America’s best virtues, of tolerance, inclusion, and mercy – has unilaterally decided that Islam is the enemy.
Who was Muhammad, and how did the Arab world of the seventh century shape his teachings? Continue reading “Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam”
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If you look around Openendedsocialstudies.org, you’ll find that I love history. Continue reading “November 20, 2016: Living History in the UAE”
I haven’t been able to write much since I arrived in Dubai. This place is a sensual onslaught of glamour – colored lights and stunning views, rich food and richer cars, hot sun and cool AC, full burka and lots of leg. I’ve been overwhelmed. Continue reading “November 17 and 18, 2016: The Burj, the Palm, and the Dubai Brand”
After bidding Bahrain a fond adieu, our TEACH Fellowship delegation proceded to the global crossroads of the region – Dubai, the richest of the United Arab Emirates. On first blush, the city itself is sprawling and urban and at the remove of the airport gives no sense of the opulance and glamor with which it has branded itself. Though it definitely seems prosperous. Continue reading “November 16, 2016: Opening Eyes in Dubai”