Last Friday on BES Talks we learnt about two great charities and the fantastic work they are doing; The Chain of Hope and the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation (MYF). There was GREAT turnout and amazing feedback, so thank you for all your support. We heard from Emma and Lisa about the fantastic international reach of Chain of Hope and from Zeina about the impressive growth of the Magdi Yacoub Foundation in Egypt. Our Vice-chairman, Dr. Magdy Ishak, who is also the acting CEO of MYF explained the inspiring and ambitious expansion plans from Aswan centre to Cairo. The new Cairo centre will serve not only Egyptians but the entire region, giving access to free medical treatment to children and adults with complex heart conditions.
of burning flags and besieged embassies in the context of the
Danish cartoons published in 2005 were printed over and over
again to emphasize the grim humorless aspect.
As a result, an entire civilization and culture is being regarded as
devoid of humor and can simply be summarised by those blazing
eyes of the fundamentalists and their merciless harshness.
However, it is completely an unreal image at odds with the
humanity of the Muslim people and the abundant evidence of
humor in Islamic countries for many centuries. Evidence which
proves not only that Muslims have a sense of humor, but also that
they were not afraid to use their religious obligations to generate
laughs. This presentation provides some instances