New Book: The Essence of Islamist Extremism (By Dr. Irm Haleem)

Dr. Irm Haleem’s book is finally out! The Essence of Islamist Extremism is a conceptual analysis of radical Islamist rhetoric drawn from temporally and contextually varied Islamist extremist groups, challenging the popular understanding of Islamist extremism as a product of a ‘clash-of-civilizations’. Arguing that the essence of Islamist extremism can only be accurately understood by […]

Movie Review: Cairo Time

Irm and I watched an excellent movie last night titled “Cairo Time”. The movie tells the story of Juliette, a fashion magazine editor in her 50s, who travels to Cairo to meet her husband, Mark, a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend […]

Movie Review: Dhokha

Irm and I watched a great movie last night titled Dhokha (deception). The film revolves around a high ranking police officer, ACP (Assistant Commissioner of Police) Zaid Ahmed Khan, who is married to Sara. All is going well until there is a terror attack and several people are left dead in its aftermath. Amongst the dead is Sara, who […]

Movie Review: Promises

This movie is probably the only movie I watched that deals with the Israeli Palestinian conflict that completely changed the way I view this ongoing conflict. The first time I watched the movie was in a Middle East class back in 2002 (It was also the best none business class I have ever taken). The […]

Movie Review: For My Father

Last night we watched an excellent movie, For my father: Tarek, a Palestinian forced on a suicide mission in Tel Aviv to redeem his father’s honor, is given a second chance when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate.  Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live […]

Book Review: Son of Hamas

Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef is the story of a man that ever since he was a small boy, has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. “The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for […]

An Education (Movie Review)

Irm and I  watched a very interesting movie last night titled An Education. It is very hard to write much about the movie without adding some spoilers, thus I will keep it short. The story takes place in the 1960s, Jenny is a bright young schoolgirl quickly approaching her 17th birthday. Jenny’s parents have sacrificed […]

Book Review: Marketing 2.0

Marketing 2.0 is a meticulous work of an author who took the extra mile to explain the dynamics of Social Media Marketing, and give a thorough analysis of what works and what does not work in Social Media today. In contrast to other books in the Social Media Marketing field, Marketing 2.0 relies heavily on using […]