Below is a long, but very interesting interview with Zainab Salbi, an activist who works with women in post-conflict areas. What I really loved about it was that she explains the situation so simply and practically. There are some issues there that I’ve never heard of before (for example I never knew that Saddam Hussain [...]
The first physicist to use mathematics to describe and prove what he had discovered was a man called al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham, who was born in what is now Iraq, over a 1000 years ago. Many key European scientists (like Newton and Copernicus) developed ideas that originated with al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham.
In fact, amongst many things, he [...]
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
What It’s About
It’s a novel about a boy (Aamir) who grows up in Afghanistan and moves to America with his father when the Soviet war breaks out. He has a very guilty secret that he has to eventually atone for by going back to Afghanistan during the Taliban [...]
I’m not sure why I didn’t write about this when it first happened ;) But anyway, here are some hilarious photos from all round the world relating to the incident - apparently when it comes to throwing shoes at Bush, we can all stand united ;)
This is a blog post Kin gave me the link to - I really liked it, so I’m sharing :)
I’m following up my previous post. It’s been a few days and the USA still hasn’t even owned up to conducting the raid.
I had intended to post a little about the books I’m reading, but as you may have noticed I haven’t so far ;-P I’m far from being an avid reader, but (amazingly enough) I have read a few books since moving my blog here, so it’s high time I told you about them *grin* [...]