The Gift [Artwork]

“The Gift” Art by Nermine Hammam Executively Produced by KRIKOS Presented by Colours of the Culture

How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism

A more liberal strand of Islam might argue that cultural identity is tied to Islamic heritage. Furthermore, it encompasses all philosophy and knowledge into Islam, as opposed to radical Islam which excludes philosophies from the Enlightenment, Renaissance, and the mystical indigenous religions of various regions in the world, like Central Asia and Latin America. WhatContinue reading “How Arab Unity Became An Oxymoron – Another Tale of Orientalism”

Who Partakes in Political Violence?

Terrorism is a tactic adopted by particular groups for a political objective. The individuals that partake in this violence often exhibit common characteristics. One of these characteristics is impoverishment (Lee 2011). In parts of the world where state capacity to serve the public is low, terrorist group participation is more likely. In other words, theseContinue reading “Who Partakes in Political Violence?”

We Major! Minorities in America in 2016 & Beyond

  White Supremacy is real. At one time in America’s history, it was a norm. Today, it is more veiled – nonetheless in today’s political arena, we are witnessing the ugliness of America’s culture of bigotry creep in. The Republican party has been reduced to a conservative, racist party of white men & their brainwashedContinue reading “We Major! Minorities in America in 2016 & Beyond”

Album Profile: A socio-economic amalgam of absurd proportions.

Album: Rise of the Eastern Son Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap & Pop Artist: KRIKOS Producer: KRIKOS Recorded at Real Feel Recording. Engineered by KRIKOS, Palmyra & Chinese Delegation by Thanks Joey. Themes: Politics, Religion, Culture. STREAM via Spotify: Spotify – Rise of the Eastern Son Purchase via iTunes: iTunes – Rise of the Eastern Son Stream KRIKOS’ latest releases via SoundCloud:Continue reading “Album Profile: A socio-economic amalgam of absurd proportions.”

Sufi in the West

Album #2 coming this January. The legend of the eastern son continues. 📷 by Hana Maatouk. Salute to “Kustom Sounds” studio. Stream “Rise of the Eastern Son” the full album by clicking here.

Book Review – Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics & The Great Games by Eric Walberg

Walberg, Eric. Postmodern imperialism: geopolitics and the great games. SCB Distributors, 2011. Recent history has introduced a period of heightened military conflicts, uprisings and contentions. This has resulted in many shifts in global patterns. Competitiveness between empires has intensified and further complicated the quest for understanding the global political dynamic. In his book, Postmodern Imperialism:Continue reading “Book Review – Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics & The Great Games by Eric Walberg”

Bassem Youssef hosts 43rd International Emmy Awards

    Four years later, in 2014, with the country now under military rule, Youssef announced his show “Al-Bernameg” had become too dangerous to produce. He was repeatedly harassed by lawsuits and arrested, and he feared for his family’s safety. On 1 January 2013, the daily Al-masry Al-youm reported that an Egyptian prosecutor was investigatingContinue reading “Bassem Youssef hosts 43rd International Emmy Awards”

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