Tag Archives: muslim

“Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo:” The Karagöz Puppets are Vintage Satirists


In the haze of the morning, I awoke to the chants of a French protest group, or so I thought.  Opening one eye, I noted the entire troupe of Karagöz puppets was lined up on my bureau, waving their fists … Continue reading

Posted in Introducing the Karagöz puppets, On Islam and Muslims, Turkish Controversies, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A Karagöz Puppet-Refereed Debate about Islam as a Religion of Peace


What I have come to realize about myself in the context of my cross-cultural relationship, is that there are things about Islam and Muslim culture in Turkey that are difficult for me to accept. They are difficult to accept as … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-cultural learning moments, Early exposure to Islam, On Islam and Muslims, Turkish Controversies, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Guest Post #1: The Puppets Want to Talk About The Children


Today, the Karagoz puppet troupe and I are so very honored to share an essay written by our e-friend, Deonna Kelli Sayed.  Deonna was kind enough to offer to write a guest post for me while my shoulder/writing capacity heals. … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-cultural learning moments, Family Challenges, Guest posts, On Islam and Muslims, Visits from the Karagöz puppets | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments