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Waq al-Waq

Live Blogging: Hassan al-Lawzi

almost 5 years ago

For those with an internet connection and an interest, Minister of Information, Hassan al-Lawzi is on al-Jazeera at the moment. One of his statements stood out: "Yemen is suffering from the interference of some Iranian religious figures in Yemeni affairs." Of all the things Yemen is suffering ...

Waq al-Waq

New Site of Interest

almost 5 years ago

I have added a new site to the "sites of interest" tag on the side. This site is devoted to Jarallah 'Umar, the YSP politician who was assassinated in December 2002. There are a number of other sites that I have bookmarked on my computer, which I will be adding in the coming days as time and my ...

Daylight Atheism

Maybe Jesus Will Save Us After All

almost 5 years ago

By Sarah Braasch I think I destroyed someone's faith yesterday. Or, in truth, I think I may have struck the definitive blow. This doesn't bother me. Unlike what many atheists espouse, for fear of being labeled evangelical proselytizers of disbelief, I actively seek the de-conversion of humanity ...