Contemporary Islamic Art and The Jameel Prize 2018

The Jameel Prize is ‘an award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition’ and is currently on view at the V and A Museum until November 25, 2018. The strongest works in the exhibition are those that rigorously explore Islamic artistic traditions while bringing something new in terms of material and concept.

Human for Sale? Human Breeding Has Become More Dangerous than the Atomic Bomb

“It is fascinating that those who referred to atomic bomb as healthy children 73 years ago do not give a name to the children produced by science. Compared to this, killing hundreds of thousands of people by pushing a button is almost nothing. It is a shame to see that the humanity of today’s human producers is way behind Bainbridge and his colleagues.”

The Waning Reputation of the US Dollar

“Using the U.S. dollar as a weapon against other countries in an effort to promote the political interests of the U.S. itself has become the final blow to the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar was meant to be the stabilizer of the world trade and economy, not the destabilizer.”

Towards the End in the Syrian Civil War?

“The Syrian Civil War, which has been raging for more than seven years, is entering a new phase, as the Assad regime is threatening to take over Idlib with Russian air support. This may very well be the end of the opposition as we know it since Idlib remains the last opposition stronghold.”