Monthly Archives: December 2008


By | 2008-12-23T00:05:00+00:00 December 23rd, 2008|Op-Eds|

Martha Samuel, an Egyptian Muslim who converted to Christianity, formerly known as Zainab Said , was deported, together with her two children (Kirillos and Emmanuel,ages 4 and 2) on Monday, 12-22-2008 from Cairo's Khalifa Police Station to El-Kanater prison. She will spend there the rest of her 15 days incarceration period which started on 17-12-2008 pending the court case, in which she is charged of forging her passport to flee Egypt.


By | 2008-12-21T18:40:00+00:00 December 21st, 2008|Op-Eds|

Is it possible for a society that is built upon pluralism of races, ethnicity, and cultures to have a unifying identity independent of its distinct racial, ethnic and cultural components? Is it unrealistic to believe in a unilateral cultural identity? Put another way, is E Pluribus Unum a viable national credo in today s world?

A Petition Seeking to Establish the Separation of Religion from the State as a Precondition for True Democracy in the Middle East

By | 2008-12-16T12:05:00+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Petitions|

We, the undersigned, resolve that the right of all individuals to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief is fundamental to achieving true democracy. This right is articulated in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.