I am a proud Syrian American who has lived here since 1996. Despite my struggles with immigration, and the reluctance of the US to recognize me as American as any other, I still do love this country. I love it and its imperfections. I know, deep down, the heart of America is pure. It hasContinue reading “Thoughts from a Syrian-American on the refugee crisis, Palestine & US foreign policy”
Pretty sure more democrats have lived pay-check to pay-check than Republicans. On immigration, Rubio cannot backpedal. His family came here illegally. His father worked illegally. Speaking in vague nationalistic sensationalist terminology is a strategy, not a victory. Pointing out realities without solutions is worthless. What does Marco Rubio know about American complicity in propping up non-democraticContinue reading “Nothing New – American hypocrisy at GOP Debates”
Recent tension between hip-hop artists Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea inspired me to address the issue, and how the undertones resonate loudly in America, with associations to systems of cultural repression such as racism, jim crow, the prison-industrial complex, corporate hoarding and finally US foreign policy; and ultimately how all of these issues are in actuality theContinue reading “On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today”
Bill Maher is a closet republican. The article below elaborates. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/bill-maher-ben-affleck-radical-islam-111601.html#ixzz3FDVcUmml Political comedian Bill Maher got into a heated back and forth Friday with Ben Affleck over radical Islam, with the actor saying comments Maher made about the religion were “gross and racist.” On HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher said he and author SamContinue reading “The Closet Republican”
We cannot be free in Syria until we are free in Palestine because both barricades of slavery have the same master: Israel. And by freedom it does not mean anarchy against the very force that has stood loyally against Israeli expansionism since 1948. Egypt’s agendas have always echoed the policies of their masters, America and Russia.Continue reading “Syria-Palaestina”
It is either imperialism carving its route, or correctional measures to counter Bush’s imperialism. If Saudi & Qatar are among the sponsors of ISIS, how does this make sense? Israel is quietly involved, as usual. Some would argue Assad is more convenient for Israel, Saudi and other Arab governments – others would argue otherwise, thatContinue reading “On US and Arab ‘Coalition’ Attack ISIS in Syria”
1. A sense of entitlement and exclusiveness emanates from the Arabian peninsula, namely from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen & the UAE, which has its roots embedded in a version of an Islamic narrative that ties the Arabs of this region to ancient jewish and semitic tribes. 2. This has concentrated wealth in the particularContinue reading “On Saudi Arabia & the Roots of Arab Elitism”
AIPAC’s grip on US – tightening or loosening?