We had learned English for quite a while already before our teacher pointed out the crucial differences between British English and American English. That was when “centre” became “center,” and “trousers” turned into “pants.” In that particular context, our school book spoke about 1776, when thirteen American colonies declared their independence from the British Empire. [...]
Omar is a German Muslim with Syrian roots. Currently, he is undertaking a Masters in "Comparative and International Studies" at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is interested in interfaith dialogue and the interplay between Politics and Religion in our "post-secular" world.