This stone head is in…Continue
Rape of Belgium The Rape of Belgium was the German mistreatment of civilians during the invasion and subsequent occupation of Belgium during World War I. The term initially had a propaganda use but…Continue
In December 1913, a German mission arrived in Turkey with the task of reorganizing the Ottoman army. Officers of the German military mission assumed responsibility for the command of the Turkish army…Continue
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Even after 2 years in Germany I'm still shocked by how discrimination is integrated into the German culture and laws,
Your shock starts when you arrive and get bombarded by questions in official forms which ask you about your Faith example: the Work Agency "Agentur für Arbeit" forms
I attended a course on how to write the German CV AKA Lebenslauf, and that was a very disturbing time:
Mandatory things in the German CV: your photo, your country of birth, your Gender, your…Continue
My Story Part 2
This series is not told in a chronological order but this is one of my first encounters with concrete danger in Syria during the first months of the war.
My bad luck landed me into working in the local TV station in the south of Syria, a TV station that had no political programs just boring talk shows and ”entertainment” which I was forced to endure 8 hours a day all day every day even on holidays.
I was the Supervisor Engineer/Technician and the deputy of this…
I will tell my story to complete strangers because I have no one else to tell it to:
After having a near death experience for the 9th time I decided to stop playing Russian Roulette with my life and leave Syria.
I was in Damascus at that time, all my papers were in Daraa, and sadly, the Army had the city under siege while the rebels were bombing it nonstop.
I managed to get my family out of it (parents and sister).
All my papers were in my…Continue
Any outsider who comes to Germany will be amazed by how foreign this country is, it is the center of Europe yet it had its own unique characters, sadly it is still heavily influenced by Christianity:
1- In many countries (Syria for example)it is illegal for a political party to be religious based but not in Germany where you have parties like: Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria
2-schools teach religion to its…Continue