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Waq al-Waq

Housekeeping

Missing
about 5 years ago

Brian and I are both in the process of posting skeleton bios and e-mail addresses to our profiles. Over the coming days - hopefully not weeks - we will also be posting a reading list on Yemen as well as a comprehensive list of our own articles and some videos of speaking engagements. Stay tuned ...

Daylight Atheism

Defending Genocide

Dabanner
about 5 years ago

Image via. Of all the evil verses in the Bible, some of the worst must be the ones in which God orders his chosen people to slaughter and utterly exterminate the Canaanites who were living in the promised land, commanding them to kill men, women and children and to show no mercy to ...

Waq al-Waq

Arab Reform Bulletin

Missing
about 5 years ago

Self-promotion post. New piece up in the ARB on the existential crisis- in both senses- that Yemen is facing. I don't think I explained it as well as I would have liked to, and plan to suss out these themes on the blog in the upcoming weeks. As always, we invite and welcome our readers- who ...