October 18, 2018 |
Jewish Federations and Diller Foundation Are Funding Islamophobia!
What does Canary Mission, far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer’s and Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative or Stop Islamization of America, US Tea Party, and David Yerushalmi’s American Freedom Law Center all have in common? All are funded by various chapters of the mainstream Jewish Federations across the US and the SF Diller…Colonialism Islamophobia Muslims in America Palestine Politics Race/Racism
October 2, 2018 |
On privilege, sexual violence and the US’ school/college culture
The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 27, 2018 opened a window into the life of privilege, excessive drinking, sexual violence and America’s school/college culture. In the testimony, Ford accused judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party while…Islamic Thought Politics Race/Racism
August 28, 2018 |
“Economic Hit Man” and Jackals: The Destructive Tools of Empire!
In his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed the pernicious and destructive economic strategies deployed by Global North powers and the institutions that represent their interests against countries in the Global South. The term “economic hit man” is used to describe the role of individuals, like Perkins himself, whose assigned part…Colonialism Politics Race/Racism
August 24, 2018 |
Islamophobia and Structuring Post-Cold War New World Order
The shift towards Islamophobia and using the Muslim subject as the singular global strategic threat emerged towards the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Even though a case can be made that the 1979 Iranian Revolution intensified the negative representation of Islam and Muslims in the West, particularly in…Colonialism Islamophobia Race/Racism
July 19, 2018 |
Özil story: Soccer, double standards and Islamophobia
Mesut Özil, the German National Team player, posted a letter on July 22, 2018 explaining his reasons for retirement from the German team and international competitions. One sentence in Özil’s letter crystalized the predicament that racial, ethnic and religious minority players face across Europe: “I am German when we win but an immigrant when we…Islamophobia Politics Race/Racism
May 23, 2018 |
The West foisting Zionism on the Palestinians!
T he Israeli army massacre, the Bloody Monday Massacre, in Gaza on May 14th, 2018, which deliberately killed 62 Palestinians with pre-positioned snipers and injured some 2100 in one day, follows a series of never-ending campaigns of torment and maiming intended at erasing Palestine and its population from the map. Palestine was/is part of a…Colonialism Muslim History Palestine Politics Race/Racism
April 15, 2018 |
Professor Tariq Ramadan and France’s Islamophobia
Professor Tariq Ramadan’s case and the solitary confinement he faces in a French prison sheds some light on the differentiated treatment Muslim subjects receive in the legal system of the Western states. In this article, I am not defending or making any arguments for the charges levied against professor Ramadan – they are serious and…Islamophobia Politics Race/Racism
April 8, 2018 |
Trump’s White House, an Islamophobes’ Den!
While growing up, reading the adventures of Ali Baba provided steady stimuli for my imagination and a unique conduit to contemplate virtue, chivalry, and criterion to ascertain right from wrong. The story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves is still fresh in my mind as if I had just read it yesterday. Comparatively speaking,…Islamophobia Muslims in America Race/Racism
March 9, 2018 |
Prophet Joseph: “Chain Migration” and Family Reunification!
Trump’s four pillars immigration reform is centered on bringing an end to an important and humane feature of current US immigration policies, family reunification. The skeleton of the plan was released during the President’s State of the Union Address, but it is still lacking details. The White House “four pillars” of immigration reform include: “a…Colonialism Politics Race/Racism
December 19, 2017 |
The U.S. Veto and Jerusalem’s Legal Status, the Occupied Capital of Palestine!
The U.S. vetoed yet another U.N. Security Council to shield Israel from any consequences for the continued occupation and annexation of Jerusalem and wholesale violations of international law. Trump’s recent recognition and decision to transfer the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is undertaken to force an acceptance of Israel’s vision of itself and the city, a…Colonialism Palestine Politics Race/Racism