Published: Article in the Arab Times, 28/5/2015, page 8.

Published NonfictionMy article “A Police State is Not the Answer” was published in the Arab Times today on page 8. In this article I explore popular opinions regarding the recent mosque bombing that shocked the nation. The suggestions (attaching full-body scanners in the doorways of public institutions, installing CCTVs in public spaces, and expelling or restricting the rights of “dangerous” social groups) all flirt lackadaisically with fascism, substituting hard-earned civil rights for the semblance of security. Kuwait has always boasted of a high dosage of democracy in comparison to other Arab nations, and it would be a shame to fall victim to the discourse of “freedom or security?” A democracy views both as nonnegotiable. To be free is to be secure and vice versa.

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