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Khaled Diab

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Past articles by Khaled:

The Shifting Cultural Role of Clothes

What we wear speaks volumes about our identities. But the history of fashion reveals that various traditions in attire are not necessarily cut from different cloth → Read More

The ‘net zero’ myth

Setting ‘net-zero’ goals will not help us rein in global warming. → Read More

Climate conference: fix article 6

Alongside ambitious emissions-reductions targets, well-functioning carbon markets are key to success at COP26 and on today’s agenda. → Read More

There are grounds for concern about solar power

Environmental damage can be averted only if solar energy production is expanded sustainably. → Read More

Race against time – Khaled Diab

With the resurgence of racism and discrimination across Europe, combating it requires urgent action, not just noble words. → Read More

Using the ‘war on terror’ as a model against white nationalists will backfire

Counterinsurgency didn’t work when the U.S. tried it in the Middle East. It won’t work at home, either. → Read More

The fictional menace of multiculturalism

We should celebrate, not fear, the growing cultural richness of our societies. → Read More

Egypt’s suicidal state

It is not the Egyptian revolution that failed, but the Egyptian state. → Read More

Egypt’s fleeting Arab Spring: How to kill a revolution

For that joyous moment, when Mubarak was overthrown, Egyptians discovered that everything they’d been taught about their apathy and obedience was a myth. And then came the brutal counterrevolution → Read More

Belgium's record-breaking identity crisis

Can the slow disintegration of the Belgian state be reversed or is this another death knell for the country? → Read More

Black lives matter in Europe too – Khaled Diab

No one should be smug about racism in Europe. Here too there is a toxic interaction between ethnicity, equality and the environment. → Read More

Who deserves to be a billionaire?

The idea that billionaires deserve their vast fortunes is a ridiculous and destructive myth. → Read More

Mohamed Morsi was an unpopular, incompetent hack. Egypt has made him a martyr.

The military rule since Morsi was forced out only makes the Muslim Brotherhood look better. → Read More

White supremacists and radical Islamists sound exactly alike

Two hateful ideologies mirror each other’s paranoia and scorn. → Read More

A far-right politician converted to Islam. It’s not as surprising as it sounds.

The fascinating case of Joram van Klaveren. → Read More

The World Cup was supposed to distract Egypt from misery. It made things worse.

The Pharaohs are heading home. → Read More

A secular Muslim’s guide to drinking alcohol during Ramadan

The fast is supposed to enforce abstinence, but people still find a way. → Read More

Instead of Denouncing a 'Zionist in the Prophet's House!', Muslims Should Welcome Israeli Jews to Mecca

When Arab social media accused an Israeli Jew who posted selfies of himself in mosques in Medina of being a Saudi stooge, impure Jew and a Zionist spy, there was one epithet they forgot: Human being in search of grassroots contact → Read More

A Memo to the Alt-right: Answering Some FAQs About Islam

My dearest alt-righter: Your views about Islam and Muslims are largely incorrect, not just politically, but also socially, culturally and theologically → Read More

ISIL and the myth of the European jihadist hordes

The fixation on jihadists is distracting attention away from the troubling rise of far-right extremism in Europe. → Read More