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Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran
Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

Wars of extermination: What is the role of major powers?

The movie In the Land of Blood and Honey shows the extreme suffering of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina because of the ethnic war which embarrassed humanity and kept states in utter confusion for...

Controlling unruly fatwas

Anyone with an interest can notice the chaos related to the issuance of Fiqh rulings in the past few years. The revolutionary tide, the formation of fundamentalist movements and the resurgence of...

On women leading the way for social change

The celebration of women in Saudi Arabia in the streets and squares was not because they could finally drive a vehicle, but because the status of women in society had been reestablished and they...

The phenomenon of violence and unfounded explanations

I was recently drawn to an Arab intellectual who was delivering a lecture on violence. During his speech, he acquitted Muslims of any responsibility related to extremist ideas, absolved them of the...

The future of culture in Saudi Arabia

Greek philosopher Socrates had asked a question and its impact continues centuries later: “How should one live?” This question requires contemplating in ourselves as individuals, so that...

From tunnels of extremism towards horizons of tolerance

Almost every day, seminars on extremism, its paths, consequences, formations and concepts are conducted around the world. Extremism is not a temporary or incidental problem and it’s not easy to...

Bernard Lewis: Studies, stories and legends

Even after his death, Bernard Lewis continues to be surrounded by controversy. There are those who are grateful for his contributions and there are those who attack him for his “Zionism”...

Secularism: Differences among academics, radicals and Orientalists

No concept has been distorted by Arabs and Muslims as much as secularism. It all began with the poor translation of the term and which did not end with explaining what it means. The explanation &ldquo...