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February 28, 2008

The Imad Moughniyah Controversy

Filed under: Kuwait,Politics — Haider @ 10:35 pm

While the news of the recent death of Imad Moughniyah, a leading figure in Hizbollah, has been met with happiness by those who considered him a terrorist and sadness by those who considered him a hero, the two responses were combined in Kuwait to cause a national crisis. The controversy began when two members of the Kuwaiti parliament, MP Adnan Abdul Samad and MP Ahmed Lari, participated in a rally to mourn his death, while some other Kuwaiti officials accused Moughniyah of being the mastermind behind the hijacking of a Kuwait Airways flight in 1988 and killing two Kuwaiti hostages. Rather than take sides on this issue, I would like to take a look at the main issues that emerged from this crisis, and to see how we can avoid the unnecessary side effects that have erupted from this controversy. (more…)

February 26, 2008

Positive and Negative Role Models

Filed under: Personal Development — Haider @ 10:52 am

Having a role model who represents the person we would like to be, whether in character, or appearance, or success, usually motivates us towards our goal. A role model represents our goal in human form, and by imitating what they did to get to where they are, we can usually experience some of the success that they have achieved. But what about the people we do not wish to be like? Should we ignore them, or can we make use of their example? (more…)

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