On 2nd October, our friend Jamal Khashoggi, a leading Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get some routine paperwork done. He has not been seen since, and all signs point towards an assassination carried out inside the consulate on the orders of the Saudi government.
We’ve been very busy at Kawaakibi Foundation over the last few weeks, here’s a quick update on our ongoing projects. Firstly, we launched Iyad El-Baghdadi’s Ramadan blog series on Islam & Liberty. It’s available in both English and Arabic, and the Arabic one is also available in audio form. You’ll notice that the Islam & Liberty website has gone through a […]
We’ve had a chronic capacity problem at the Kawaakibi Foundation (and the writing team that preceded the foundation). Since late 2013, we’ve accumulated a large corpus of original content — including strategic reports, articles, and several half-finished manuscripts — that was never surfaced. Throughout 2014 and 2015, I was struggling to keep my voice and secure my safety and […]