According to Angelika Neuwirth, in view of the fact that the European and Islamic traditions have different understandings of the Koran, it is the job of Arabists to translate between the culturesMore
Thousands of Yazidis were trapped on Mount Sinjar after being forced to flee their homes by Islamic State terrorist militias. Many have fled to Syria; others have remained in Iraq. The US has provided food and water, although Washington no longer sees the need for a rescue mission. Their situation is desperate.