Recommendation 1 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘The west and the Islamic world should leave one another to live and let live’

By: ‘Deborah Orr’

Time to get a grip

Summary:

The article begins by talking about rights, especially the right to free speech and how it is being misused. The writer expresses her views on the systems of faith and the limit that needs to be out, stating clearly that the West and Islam should not interfere in each other’s matters, which is the best for all. It gives the reasons for the conflicts going on, the misuse of religion and the urgent need to stop it all.

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Satirical: Exposing human folly to ridicule
Swaths: A path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
Ardently: In a manner characterized by intense emotion

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Strip clubs are the new normal – and that’s a good thing’

By: ‘Sussanah Breslin’

Criminalizing male desires?

Summary:

The article talks about strip clubs in the UK, with the writer supporting them, stating they offer men a chance to explore their sexuality, rather than being a downfall for the society. It talks about the propositions of a new strip club, the changing trends of strip clubs and the attitudes of men and concludes by stating that strip clubs should not be criticized and male sexuality should not be criminalized.

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Dissemination: The act of dispersing or diffusing something
Patronised: Treat condescendingly
Fraught: Filled with or attended with

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:‘The number one enemy of the Arabs? Russia’

By: ‘Jake Wallis Simmons’

Peace might become more elusive

Summary:

The article begins by talking about Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, bringing out the complexity in his views in matters ranging from adultery to wife beating. Enunciating his prominence in the Arab world, the writer talks about a recent speech made by him where he stated the Russians as being the number one enemy of the Islamic world, while giving reasons for the same and some initiatives needed to be taken to stop them. It concludes by talking about the divisions and rivalries highlighted by the recent Arab Spring.

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Theocracy: A political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided).
Condone: Excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with.
Culpability: A state of guilt.

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