Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia – driving women up the wall…

In the last 5 years equality between the sexes within Saudi Arabia has started progress. Women have been granted the right to vote and have started to take a more prominent role within Government. In 2015 elections, 18 women were elected to municipal councils. Despite, this landmark election there remains a guardianship system that prevents … Continue reading Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia – driving women up the wall…

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Does Indonesia have a problem with rising intolerance towards minorities?

Indonesia has over 207 million Indonesians identifying themselves as Muslim, the largest proportion of the world’s Muslim community. However, the Indonesian government has failed to protect its religious minorities, more specifically Christians, Shia and Ahmadiyya, against an increase in levels of harassment. The majority of Indonesian Muslims are appalled by the increasing religious divisions facing … Continue reading Does Indonesia have a problem with rising intolerance towards minorities?

ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

Mosul fell under Islamic State (ISIS) control on 10th of June 2014, after ISIS fighters entered through the desert from Syria. At this time nearly 30,000 Iraqi soldiers left their weapons and deserted the city, leaving Mosul in the hands of ISIS fighters. ISIS took control of the airport, the Nineveh governorate offices, and the … Continue reading ISIS do not represent Islam so why does the narrative always claim they do?

A Reflection on the US 2016 Presidential Elections

US President elect Donald Trump will have a freer hand on foreign policy than he does on domestic affairs. Awkward though. He has declared he will be friendly with Russia but tougher with Russia’s companion in arms Iran. It will be difficult to square that circle. At Al Khawatir we disagree with some of America’s … Continue reading A Reflection on the US 2016 Presidential Elections