January 2, 2019 |
The US’ Sectarian Playbook in the Muslim World
Daily news and policy discussions of the Muslim world are solely focused on recent developments and ebbs and flows of ongoing conflicts but rarely look back to the events that led to the current unfolding wars. While a more extended examination of the effects of WWI and direct colonization is always warranted, the more recent…Colonialism Islamic Politics Muslim History Politics
December 18, 2018 |
CNN’s Firing of Marc Lamont Hill and Zionism’s “from the River to the Sea.”
On November 28, 2018, Professor Marc Lamont Hill, a Temple University Professor and a commentator for CNN, delivered a speech that Zionist and Israel’s supporters found objectionable for concluding with the following: “we have an opportunity to not just offer solidarity in words but to commit to political action, grassroots action, local action, and international…Islamophobia Muslims in America Palestine Politics
December 10, 2018 |
Israel, BDS and Congresswomen-elect Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib
A week after the 2018 midterm election, Ilhan Omar, the newly elected U.S. Representative congresswoman for Minnesota 5th Congressional district, broke new political ground by expressing support for “the BDS movement.” Moreover, Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar expressed a readiness to oppose efforts that intend to criminalize people who participate in the movement by stating, “I do…Muslims in America Palestine Politics Race/Racism
November 26, 2018 |
The 2018 Midterm Elections and American Muslims’ Political Empowerment
American Muslim women have scored significant victories in the 2018 US Midterm elections with both Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Minnesota and Michigan winning their seats for the US Congress. Indeed, the dust has begun to settle on the US midterm elections, and American Muslims over-all have registered some significant gains at all levels…Islamophobia Muslims in America Politics Race/Racism
November 23, 2018 |
Israel’s Lobby Inner-Workings in the US Exposed!
“Corporate level, enterprise-grade social media intelligence software” is the sophisticated tools used by Jacob Baime, executive director of Israel on Campus Coalition, to demonize and defame Palestine activists in the US and across college campuses. While the focus on Russia’s interference in US domestic affairs, the newly released documentary shows that Mr. Baime coordinates his…Colonialism Islamophobia Muslims in America Palestine Politics
October 27, 2018 |
Saudi Arabia’s Bone Saw Governance and the Unending Wreckage!
Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul epitomizes the governance by death and mayhem approach in modern Arab states. Governance by death or more precisely by bone saw and a chainsaw is inscribed into state structures by the ruling elites who are committed to holding onto power by eliminating all opposition by any…Islamic Politics Muslim History Politics
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
September 23, 2018 |
Law, Religion, and Disorder in the Arab States
The law in the contemporary Arab states is an amalgamation of statutes, codes, and regulations put in place over the past 100-150 years in the process of forming the modern nation-state project. Often, the “Islam” or “Sharia”, to be more precise, is the primary source cited in the first few articles in almost every constitution…Islam Islamic Law Islamic Politics Islamic Thought
September 12, 2018 |
US’s Defunding UNRWA & Starving the Palestinians into Surrender!
The decision taken by the Trump administration to de-fund or freeze $200 millions of US contribution to UNRWA, a sum that accounts for 1/3 of the financial needs for the Palestinian refugees, is an attempt to liquidate the root cause of the ongoing conflict, the 1948 Israeli ethnic cleansing of 78% of Palestine and the…Colonialism Palestine Politics