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Khaled al Qashtini, Author at ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Opinion: Respecting the Traditions of Peoples

Opinion: Respecting the Traditions of Peoples

One of the distinguishing features of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 2016 is the importance accorded by department stores like Marks and Spencer and supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s to the tastes and preferences of Muslims and their rituals. Although Muslims make up...
Opinion: The Fragrance of Ramadan

Opinion: The Fragrance of Ramadan

Every season or month of the year has a smell associated with it that lingers in our memories. Many people have a specific smell that they associate with Ramadan. There are those who remember the smell of lentil soup or grilled kebabs. Personally, I associate the...
Opinion: A Frightening Drug

Opinion: A Frightening Drug

I was one of many who predicted the failure of the Muslim Brotherhood. But I was also expecting and hoping that two or three of the verdicts in the trials their leaders were facing would come through. These would reveal a clear and sufficient picture of their...
American Confusion

American Confusion

Bush is displeased with Muslims, just as a father is displeased with his sons, because they do not listen to his words. He expressed his dissatisfaction by calling them fascists and freedom haters. Humanity needed thousands of years to discover, in the 19th century,...