A Country I Could Call Home, an open letter from an Armenian-Syrian DACA recipient

Since the “victory” of Donald J. Trump, white nationalism has removed its own veil. Layers and layers. It has always existed. In fact, it is the original sin of America. Even when I arrived here in 1995, I felt it. It was all around me. I could smell it. I could taste it. I hatedContinue reading “A Country I Could Call Home, an open letter from an Armenian-Syrian DACA recipient”

The Fate of the Middle East

The fate of Middle Eastern conflicts is that they are long and bloody. More recently, they have been immortal. The Palestine issue has almost turned into a hopeless cause in which activists are smeared as promoters of violence. The losses suffered by Arabs, while Israelis and Americans gain footing, is tough to look beyond. HowContinue reading “The Fate of the Middle East”

An Interview with Adonis

This is an excerpt of a recent interview with Syrian-exiled poet Adonis taken from the New York Review of Books. The renaissance needs time. Our society, during the fifteen centuries since the foundation of the first Islamic state, has not been able to establish a society of citizens. With a citizen’s duties come rights. Until now,Continue reading “An Interview with Adonis”

YASIIN BEY: “F*CK OFF ISIS” ON PARIS ATTACKS, IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM

Western countries, particularly the U.S., are directly responsible for the violence and destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen, from which millions of refugees are fleeing: The illegal U.S.-led invasion of Iraq led to the deaths of at least one million people, destabilized the entire region, and created extreme conditions in which militant groups likeContinue reading “YASIIN BEY: “F*CK OFF ISIS” ON PARIS ATTACKS, IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM”

Faux-News: Balancing News Coverage in the US Media-Mainstream

The reason why most immigrants to the US are less inclined to believe lies on US media channels is because they have more experience in the outer world. That is why when US media outlets inflame the crimes of violent groups like al Qaeda and ISIS, it almost makes us laugh because in our eyes,Continue reading “Faux-News: Balancing News Coverage in the US Media-Mainstream”

Capitalism, Conservatism & God: Just Words!

Despite repeated attempts to portray itself as such, the conservative ideology is not representative of the opinions of people of faith. This distinction, between conservatives and believers, must be made clear, in my opinion, as its ambiguity is part of the reason why Republicans garner American votes — the misconception that being a believer inContinue reading “Capitalism, Conservatism & God: Just Words!”

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