July 1, 2020 |
Changing the University!
When will the University be ready to reckon with the racism, neoliberalism, and eurocentrism that reproduces the society that we all are experiencing? The University, as an institution, is at the forefront of reproducing the societal structures, political, social, cultural, and economic, to name the obvious, and embedded in all are the racial markers…Colonialism De-Colonial Palestine Politics
March 15, 2020 |
Federal Reserve $1.5 trillion Bailout: Socialism for the Rich and Capitalism for the Poor!
The aftermath of Trump’s address to the nation on Wednesday night March 11, the stock market went into a free fall, losing 2,352.60 points, or 10%, the biggest single-day percentage drop since “Black Monday” in 1987. The Federal Reserve moved to offer a $1.5 trillion as an immediate bailout for Wall Streets and banks, which…Politics Race/Racism
July 18, 2019 | Daily Sabah
Kushner’s Palestine ‘IPO’ in Bahrain
A Twitter thread by the Economist Middle East correspondent Gregg Carlstrom provided all the needed context on Bahrain’s workshop which was supposedly intended to focus on Palestine but without the Palestinians themselves attending; alas, the Balfour Declaration anew. “There’s a lot of money in this room,” was a comment by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven…Colonialism Islamophobia Palestine
June 12, 2019 |
The Death Economy and “Radical Revolution of Values”!
The world is addicted to weapons, armaments, militarism and death, a reality which has been intertwined into every aspect of the global economy. In the past year alone, the world has spent some $1.6 trillion on the buying and selling of death machines that have no purpose other than death itself. The sooner and faster…Colonialism Islamic Politics Islamic Thought Race/Racism
May 28, 2019 |
Can Muslims in America Speak?
Attacks on congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, as well as Linda Sarsour, Omar Suleiman, Marc Lamont Hill and countless other Muslims in America and across Europe raise philosophical and political questions on whether Muslims can speak and do so where it counts the most. The problem is not in the ability to produce sounds…Islamophobia Muslims in America Race/Racism
April 2, 2019 |
Trump and Netanyahu and the One State: An Apartheid Zionist One!
On March 21st, 2019, Trump posted the following statement on Twitter: “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump’s unilateral recognition of Israel’s annexation of the Golan…Colonialism Muslims in America Palestine Race/Racism
March 26, 2019 | Middle East Eye
Why black voices matter on Palestine
In 1979, Andrew Young, the first African American ever appointed as a US ambassador to UN, was forced to resign due to the pressure mounted by pro-Israel groups on then President Carter. The Andrew Young episode demonstrated the increasing power of AIPAC and the centering of US-Israel relations at the expense of all other considerations including…Colonialism Muslims in America Palestine Race/Racism
March 11, 2019 |
“Private Mossad” on Campus and No One is Alarmed!
“Private Mossad for Hire” was the February 18th, 2019, headline of The New Yorker article, which detailed the operations of a private company set-up by “ex-agents” of the Israeli Mossad and operated freely in the United States. The article was written by Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow who received documents that pointed to the existence…Colonialism Islamophobia Muslims in America Palestine Race/Racism
January 30, 2019 |
“News” and Trump’s Reality Show
Approximately three months ago, I stopped watching US news due to their never-ending focus on everything Trump but nothing else. We no longer have news, but a stream of talking heads is interviewing other streams of talking heads about Trump tweets and insults of the media that other talking heads are analyzing. Trump is running…Muslims in America Politics Race/Racism
January 11, 2019 |
Israel’s Alliances with the Fascistic Rightwing!
Netanyahu’s and, by extension, Israeli political elites’ embrace of American, European, and South American rightwing figures is confusing to anyone who is not well-acquitted with Zionist history. The red-carpet reception provided to France’s Marine Le Pen, Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, who has expressed appreciation for Mussolini, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki, Philippine’s President…Colonialism Islamophobia Palestine Race/Racism