• The Paradox of Our Age

    We drink too much; smoke too much; spend too recklessly; laugh too little; drive too fast; get too angry; stay up too late; get up too tired; read too seldom; watch TV too much and pray too seldom.

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  • The Kingdom of God Is Inherited By Those Who Nap…

    By Adnan Mouhiddin

    He is napping. It might be that he is tired walking the city, trying to sell tissues. Or it might be that reality has become unbearable, so he closed his eyes for a while and made it to the dreamland… You know, dreams are free and are for free…

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  • We were sinless when we were nude

    By Adnan Mouhiddin

    I wonder why nudity in this photo, and nude art in general, offends “moral” people. It offends religious people deeply. It offends those claiming to have been raised on solid moral grounds. It offends them as if nudity is a sin and/or immoral behaviour.

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  • After the liberation…

    Viktor E. Frankl sharing his experience after being liberated from the concentration camp in WW2. (Man’s Search For Meaning)

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  • Restorative Justice

    By Adnan Mouhiddin

    In 1789, Gabriel de Mably, a French Philosopher, argued that punishment should strike the soul rather than the body. His statement was considered revolutionary in his era standards, when criminals were physically tortured under horrifying methods and techniques. The rise of alternatives to punishment is as old as the history: In the face of the ‘eye for an eye’ law, Jesus the Nazareth offered those who were without a sin to cast the first stone. But has anything changed since Mably’s statement?

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  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    If I have said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience, I beg you to forgive me. If I have said anything that understates the truth and indicates my having a patience that allows me to settle for anything less than brotherhood, I beg God to forgive me.

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  • حماية وقضاء الأحداث في سوريا في ضوء القوانين الدولية

    تعتبر ظاهرة جنوح الأحداث ظاهرة اجتماعية معقدة ، تهدد أمن و سلامة المجتمع ، كما تهدد مستقبل أجياله ، و نظرا ً لأن الحدث الجانح مصنوع لا مولود ، و هو ضحية أكثر منه مجرماً لهذا فقد أجمعت كافة المواثيق الدولية على أن حماية الاحداث الجانحين تنطلق من مبدأ الرعاية و تقويم السلوك لإعادة الادماج المجتمعي و إن أي عقوبة تطال الحدث الذي لم يكمل سن /18/ سنة هي عقوبة غير شرعية فلا يمكن للطفل أن يكون هدفاً لأي اجراء عقابي فالهدف من أية عقوبة هو التهذيب والإصلاح وليس الردع والإيلام

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  • ‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

    By Dan McDougall

    Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds

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  • Is Crime a Young Man’s game?

    By Adnan Mouhiddin

    The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales recognises young people to be between the ages of 10-17 years, young adults 18-20 years and adults 21 years and over. Answering the question becomes crucial when we consider that the crime data differs in accordance with these different categories.

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  • The Syrian Penal Code: Regressive Articles in the “Progressive” State

    By Adnan Mouhiddin

    when the Syrian government attempted to revoke article 548 of The Syrian Penal Code of 1949 in 2009, which had been used as a leverage to acquit males committing ‘honour killings’, the Syrian society strongly objected and consequently the government yielded to the public pressure by amending the Article in question rather than abolishing it all together.

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My Papers

Restorative Justice

By Adnan Mouhiddin

In 1789, Gabriel de Mably, a French Philosopher, argued that punishment should strike the soul rather than the body. His statement was considered revolutionary in his era standards, when criminals were physically tortured under horrifying methods and techniques. The rise of alternatives to punishment is as old as the history: In the face of the ‘eye for an eye’ law, Jesus the Nazareth offered those who were without a sin to cast the first stone. But has anything changed since Mably’s statement?

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We were sinless when we were nude

By Adnan Mouhiddin

I wonder why nudity in this photo, and nude art in general, offends “moral” people. It offends religious people deeply. It offends those claiming to have been raised on solid moral grounds. It offends them as if nudity is a sin and/or immoral behaviour.

@AdnanMouhiddin

From my church seat..

Criminology

Restorative Justice

By Adnan Mouhiddin

In 1789, Gabriel de Mably, a French Philosopher, argued that punishment should strike the soul rather than the body. His statement was considered revolutionary in his era standards, when criminals were physically tortured under horrifying methods and techniques. The rise of alternatives to punishment is as old as the history: In the face of the ‘eye for an eye’ law, Jesus the Nazareth offered those who were without a sin to cast the first stone. But has anything changed since Mably’s statement?

Marxism