Joseph Wakim on widowhood and manhood

6 Feb

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/29/it-took-the-death-of-my-wife-to-realise-how-much-i-missed-out-on-as-a-dad 29 July 2015 It took the death of my wife to realise how much I missed out on as a dad When my wife died, men suggested I find a new wife, women offered to help. But in becoming a single parent to my three daughters, I found my best self ‘I took my […]

Joseph Wakim’s emotional journey

6 Feb

https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/emotional-journey-book-review/2754941/ Emotional journey: Widowed father tells his story 30th Aug 2015 12:00 PM John Grey Guy who created couriermail.com.au. Editor, geek, actor, playwright THIS is not a how-to book about raising daughters – though there is much to be learned here. What My Daughters Taught Me is a deeply-felt, emotional family journey told by a […]

Youtube Video: Speaking candidly about ‘What my daughters taught me’

18 Dec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N58ZFB8umm4 Speech at Castle Hill Library, 14/12/2015

The Koranic verses are not negotiable

10 Dec

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/the-koranic-verses-are-non-negotiable/story-fni0cwl5-1227639731821 http://bit.ly/1RFEkEI The Daily Telegraph December 10, 2015 RECENT calls for a reformation of Islam, akin to what happened with Christianity in 16th century Europe, are all very well. But the suggestion has a fundamental flaw which goes to the nature of the Koran. When Tony Abbott calls for a religious revolution to confront the […]

The questions we need to be asking about Islamic State

5 Dec

http://bit.ly/1Tsz4mm The questions we need to be asking about Islamic State December 6, 2015 The Sunday Telegraph AS ISIS peddles conspiracy marketing that they are the masterminds behind the recent spate of all terrorist attacks, another conspiracy of silence abounds in our western alliance. In western conversations, we shine a light on the heated issue […]

A family’s story of love, hope and courage

1 Dec

http://www.weekendnotes.com/what-my-daughters-taught-me-book-review/ 1 December 2015 A family’s story of love, hope and courage Amy Basha Joseph Wakim‘s book, “What My Daughters Taught Me” is a moving memoir about raising his three young daughters alone in Sydney, after his beloved wife Nadia passed away from cancer in 2003. I was captivated from the moment I started reading […]

TV Interview – Good Morning NZ

9 Oct

TV Interview in Auckland, on ‘Good Morning’ program 29 September 2015 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bh0ba8n7ih5ukdk/gm%20ARD%20joseph%20wakim%20sep%2029.mp4?oref=e http://bit.ly/1VCrs0O  http://tvnz.co.nz/good-morning/tuesday-29-september-6394519    

Peers vital to turning troubled teens from jihad

9 Oct

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peers-vital-to-turning-troubled-teens-from-jihad/story-fni0ffsx-1227558178885 http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-path-of-least-resistance-produces-least-results-in-fighting-radicalisation/story-fnihsr9v-1227557973356?from=google_rss#load-story-comments http://bit.ly/1jLv2Kf Herald Sun and Courier Mail, 6 October 2015   Path of least resistance produces least results in fighting radicalisation THE gnashing of teeth over another radicalised teenager and another innocent fatality has triggered questions on how this could have been averted. While Strike Force Fellow rewinds the video footage in this critical […]

If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders

9 Oct

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/if-we-treat-people-as-outsiders-they-become-outsiders-20151004-gk0sel.html http://bit.ly/1L1yDL0   If we treat people as outsiders, they become outsiders October 4, 2015 Anti-Muslim vitriol plays into the hands of radicalisation recruiters. When an incident is imbued with a single drop of Islam, it apparently explains everything, and blinds us from asking the right questions. We are so hasty to roll out the loaded labels, such […]

Syrian conflict proving to be an international, not civil, war

9 Sep

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-syrian-conflict-proving-to-be-an-international-not-civil-war/story-fnihsr9v-1227518301884 http://bit.ly/1LWw4Mz Opinion: Syrian conflict proving to be an international, not civil, war September 9, 2015 The Courier-Mail FOR more than three years many voices, including my own, have warned about the Arab Spring turning sour, the morphing of the anti-Assad forces in Syria from pro-democracy to pro-theocracy, the leaking of Western weapons into the […]