Arab students react to unrest in the Middle East

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Yazeed Aldhwayan says there is a very simple reason why the recent film, “Innocence of Muslims,” created such an uproar in the Middle East. “The Prophet Muhammad is very sacred,” said Aldhwayan, sophomore in business management from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. “Making fun of him is not okay at all.” Protests and riots have caused disorder and death. American and other western flags have been burned with the kind of widespread fury provoked by insulting a religion. The cause seems simple: the short film “Innocence of Muslims,” was created by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Eyptian-born Coptic Christian filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. The film, formatted as a trailer for a larger…

Fresh wave of territorial dispute in Asia

Digamber Eslampure | Collegio Columnist Territorial disputes with its neighbors have been a thorn on the side of China. While the nation is emerging as a superpower, it is losing its neighbors’ trust because of age-old border disputes. These squabbles are not only creating a space for other superpowers such as the United States to play a strategic role in the region, but are also forcing the neighbors to strengthen their military. China’s economy is also doing well so far compared to the rest of the world. China is developing in every aspect and clearly emerging as an economic power not only in the region but in the world. Still, it is unable to diplomatically…