Dying as a Muslim in Greece
The fate of Muslims who pass away in Greece is fraught with complexities and uncertainties that are now presenting Nassim and her family with unwelcome challenges. As soon as Nassim’s father died, she had to make a tough choice: bury him in Athens knowing that his body will be exhumed after three years, as per Greek law, or send his body nearly 500 miles away to Thrace, in the northeast near the Greek-Turkish border, where the country’s only Muslim cemetery is located.
A Slow Death for Algeria’s Free Press
The Hirak briefly extended the realm of the possible for the whole country. After it failed, a space like Radio M, annoying as it might have seemed at times, continued to broaden the horizon, at least for journalists, at least for a while. It showed us that it is possible to seek the truth and document and archive the years “where nothing happens.”
For Women Under the Taliban, ‘Gender Apartheid’ Is Their New Life
There is a new dynamic emerging amongst the world’s furore this time round, taking the form of a clarion call: Treat the Taliban’s systemic attacks on women as another famous struggle against inequality — that of apartheid.
The UK Uses Targeted Facebook Ads To Deter Migrants. Now Meta Is Releasing the Data
Social media platforms have woven sophisticated surveillance and influence technologies directly into the fabric of our day-to-day lives. This is nothing new, as we all know from the ubiquitous ads that most of us have learned to tune out. But what has previously been hidden from sight is that this same technology is now being used by governments, giving them powers they didn’t have before.
War on a Warming Planet — with Mike Martin
“I think many people are going to get quite desperate over the next 30 years.” Author and former army officer Mike Martin joins New Lines magazine’s Lydia Wilson to talk about what the wars of the future might look like when climate change threatens the future of the planet itself.
How Islam Inspired the Music of the Late Jazz Legend Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal’s style was so formative to the development of jazz that Miles Davis once revealed that the Pittsburgh-born pianist, who died in April 2023 at the age of 92, was the source of all his inspiration. Thrumming below his success, though, was a distinctive part of his identity that is often treated as biographical trivia rather than a meaningful insight about art: his conversion to Islam.
Chips Oman Keeps the Past Alive in Dubai’s Booming Food Scene
Dubai is, after all, a city riddled with opulence and unapologetic about it — gold vending machines, 23-karat edible gold sundaes and a collective penchant for all things over the top. In contrast, the hero ingredient of the cheap, cheerful sandwich is the humble Chips Oman, a brand of potato chips that debuted back in 1983 and is widely dubbed Oman’s greatest export.