Dirty Politics

I’ve heard the following opinion expressed by secularists justifying the need for the separation of religion and politics: Religion has no place in politics. Politics is a dirty game fueled by personal interests, which will only taint the sanctity of religion. I’m not entirely sure whether it’s an intentional misrepresentation of both religion and politics, […]

Democracy As A Stepping Stone To Dictatorship

In a recent article in The Guardian, former Kuwaiti MP Musallam Al-Barrak talked of the threat Kuwait’s democracy is facing given the autocratic decrees of Kuwait’s Emir, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Al-Barrak’s article seems to suggest that he’s a champion of democracy and hopes to see power in the hands of the people. I couldn’t help but think that half […]