Celebrating Eid Al Adha at a home away from home

Celebrating Eid Al Adha at a home away from home

By Rhytha Zahid Hejaze [slideshow_deploy id=’5583′] Eid Al Adha (Arabic for Festival of the Sacrifice) is celebrated by Muslims all around the world on 10 Dhu Al Hijjah, the twelfth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar. It commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael, on Allah’s command before Allah intervened and replaced Ishmael with […]

Northwestern Faculty Senate Calls for “Immediate Release” of Qatari Poet – without NU-Q’s Support

Muhammad al-Ajami, imprisoned for a poem. By Charles Rollet When Qatari poet Muhammad al-Ajami was sentenced to life imprisonment for criticizing the Emir of Qatar in a poem, Faculty Senate member Helen Thompson felt a personal obligation to call attention to his case. “I felt that as an English professor, it was somewhat incumbent on me to respond […]

Reporting in Qatar, Part 2: “Northwestern University does not Help or Support Criminals”

Reporting in Qatar, Part 2: “Northwestern University does not Help or Support Criminals”

By: Charles Rollet, with additional reporting by Annalise Frank A Northwestern in Qatar journalism student was beaten by police, then jailed for 10 days for going behind the scenes in the aftermath of a controversial mall fire. He says Northwestern did little to help, accusing him of being a “criminal” and ultimately “washing their hands” of him.  […]