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Khaled Diab

Khaled Diab is a journalist and writer currently based in Tunis. He is the author of two books: Islam for the Politically Incorrect and Intimate Enemies: Living with Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land.

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Even 'terrorists' have the right to citizenship

25 February, 2019

Comment: Many British Nazi collaborators faced no consequences for aiding the enemy, so why the double standards? asks Khaled Diab.

The ayatollah, the novelist and the fatwa

14 February, 2019

Comment: In the 30 years since Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini sent Salman Rushdie a Valentine’s from hell, efforts by extremists to kill or scare the irreligious have failed to silence sceptics.

Faith in education

24 January, 2019

Comment: Schools should be places where children are taught how to use their minds freely, not centres of religious instruction, writes Khaled Diab.

A very Muslim Christmas

12 December, 2018

Comment: While the Strasbourg mass-shooting has sparked anxiety over an anti-Christian, or anti-Christmas jihad, many ordinary Muslims share in the joy of Yuletide, writes Khaled Diab.

America vs America: The US' (self-)destructive arms race

06 December, 2018

Comment: Reining in America's weapons addiction would save American lives abroad and at home, writes Khaled Diab.

Red card to red carpet: MBS on tour

30 November, 2018

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's tour highlights a global battle between principled grassroots opposition, and 'pragmatic' political leadership, writes Khaled Diab.

Hosting conspiracy theorist Steve Bannon is reckless and irresponsible

28 November, 2018

Comment: Instead of living up to its reputation as a forum for genuine debate, the Oxford Union has succumbed to tabloid sensationalism, writes Khaled Diab.

The truly dangerous homegrown extremists

22 November, 2018

Comment: Despite the hype about Islamists, the truly terrifying threats for the future of Europe and America are far-right extremists, who are becoming increasingly mainstream, writes Khaled Diab.

Why has freedom not made Tunisians happier?

18 October, 2018

Comment: Democratic freedoms are not enough to fight austerity economics imposed by global financial institutions, and many wrongly blame the revolution, writes Khaled Diab.

Disappearing dissidents will not make dissent disappear

09 October, 2018

Comment: By silencing peaceful, constructive voices for change such as Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes are instead paving the way for violent, destructive rage, writes Khaled Diab.

The first Palestinian mayor of Israeli-controlled Jerusalem?

25 September, 2018

Comment: Despite the dogmatic reactions from the politically orthodox, Aziz Abu Sarah's mayoral bid is the latest manifestation of the Palestinian struggle's shift towards a civil-rights movement, writes Khaled Diab.

The lost city of Londonistan

31 August, 2018

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan metropolis, writes Khaled Diab.

Khaled Diab
Khaled Diab

Khaled Diab is a journalist and writer currently based in Tunis. He is the author of two books: Islam for the Politically Incorrect and Intimate Enemies: Living with Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land.

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