• 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…

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  • July 19, 2018 |

    The end of Israel’s ecumenical deal and Palestinian liberation theology

    By a vote of 619 to 214, a 74 percent majority of the Episcopalian Church deputies endorsed a human rights investment screen that once implemented will bring an end to the complicity in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians. The road to the Episcopalian’s vote was long, and it took years for Israel’s occupation of the…

  • July 11, 2018 |

    The ‘Muslim Exclusion Act’ and America’s rising xenophobia

    By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban affecting five Muslim-majority countries as well as North Korea and Venezuela. Once again by issuing this decision, the Supreme Court has managed to put another stain on its already heavily tarnished record regarding cases affecting…

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  • June 26, 2018 |

    Local vs. transnational: False choices for American Muslims

    Debates on how to best navigate the engagement in America’s complex and rapidly evolving political, social, cultural, religious and economic landscape are a major preoccupation for members of the diverse American Muslim community. At the core, the debates can be narrowed down to two main ideas: 1. We should focus on the rights of Muslims…

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  • June 13, 2018 | Daily Sabah

    Israel’s compounded denials

    The 1967 Six-Day War anniversary is upon us once more and there is no end in sight to Israel’s unrelenting crimes against Palestinians. On June 5, 1967, Israel launched preemptive attacks that swiftly destroyed the Egyptian air force and moved into Gaza and the Sinai Desert. This was followed by a campaign in the West…

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  • 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…

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  • May 14, 2018 |

    “The Deal of the Century”: Dead on arrival!

    Trump’s impending “deal of the century” that is intended to resolve the Palestinian issue once and for all and with it bring “peace” to the region will be dead on arrival.  The leaked details of the deal provide recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem, sets-up a “Palestinian state” while possibly annexing the settlements with 20%…

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  • May 8, 2018 |

    As a Muslim, I Dissent, Refuse and Resist war mongers stoking war against Iran!

    As a Sunni Muslim, I Dissent, Refuse and Resist war mongers stoking war against Iran! Trump and his expanding circle of neo-conservatives, war mongers and torture specialists are stoking the flames of war against Iran, I stand in dissent and in total opposition to this unfolding scheme. The same fictitious logic that pushed the war…

  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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