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“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”

Two days ago, while rearranging my library and my desk, I came across my diaries. I am not much of a diary person in the sense that I do not keep a diary every day. However, I do keep a … Continue reading

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Are We To Believe and Agree with Voltaire?

“An elderly woman and a baby were reported among those killed by coalition strikes in Libya’s western mountains.” Does this ring a bell? How many innocent women, children, and bystanders have been killed in Baghdad, or Afghanistan as a result … Continue reading

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“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way”

In the comfort and quiet of my sitting room I watch the uprisings in the Middle East on different news channels. Although the coverage is different from one channel to the next, the scene they show is that of the … Continue reading

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Fear Doesn’t Listen To Reason

“Mummy! Mummy!” Dalia heard a scream. Her clothes torn and covered with dust, a little girl stood in the middle of some kind of road, debris all around her. The little girl was screaming at the top of her voice. … Continue reading

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Who Would Find Their Bodies?

“It’s coming,” she said and there was the whizzing again as if the bomb was passing lower between the buildings; and then there was the deafening explosion. Then another, and yet another. This time the bombs were falling at a … Continue reading

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Tonight She was in a Hurry to Reach Home

“Do you do this often?” He asked. “You mean talk to strangers or – ? I am sorry,” Dalia felt a tightening in her throat. “It’s alright, you don’t have to apologize. In fact,” he didn’t finish his sentence. A … Continue reading

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How can the Ordinary Beat the Extraordinary

(Taken from The Lost I, Chapter 19) The basement- turned- shelter was full of people. There were chairs, rugs and mats spread on the floor for everyone to sit on. Hayat went to a corner and kneeled on a rug, … Continue reading

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