Category Archives: Humanities

زمن الخراف

قصيدة بقلم: أحمد مطر نزعم أننا بشر لكننا خراف ليس تماماً.. إنما في ظاهر الأوصاف نُقاد مثلها؟ نعم نُذعن مثلها؟ نعم نُذبح مثلها؟ نعم تلك طبيعة الغنم لكنْ.. يظل بيننا وبينها اختلاف نحن بلا أردِية وهي طوال عمرها ترفل بالأصواف نحن بلا أحذية وهي بكل موسم تستبدل الأظلاف وهي لقاء ذلها.. تثغو ولا تخاف ونحن حتى صمتنا من صوته يخاف

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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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