Reading the Trump Card

Donald Trump has amassed quite the voter base. This doesn’t come as a surprise to those of us who understand the historical roots of racism in America. For those who are in denial about it, it appears more difficult to grasp. Let us remember that today, minorities suffer the worst economic hardships in America. Public servicesContinue reading “Reading the Trump Card”

Evaluating the ‘Party of God’: Hezbollah, Conflict & Justice

To determine Hezbollah’s overall success, the rather limited literature on the subject focuses on the organizations political achievements as well as their military achievements in the region (Norton 2007). This is primarily because Hezbollah functions both as a political party in the Lebanese government, as well as an armed militia, a status that has notContinue reading “Evaluating the ‘Party of God’: Hezbollah, Conflict & Justice”

What Is Terrorism?

It has been difficult to form a concise definition of terrorism due to the emotions and political weight carried by the term. But since September 11th, 2001, the term has been used more frequently than before, both inside and outside political science, though sometimes perhaps incorrectly. Lumping tactics, attackers and fear together to define terrorismContinue reading “What Is Terrorism?”

Saudi Arabia: Now What?

The King of Saudi Arabia is dead. His successor? Crown-Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. This is an opportunity for Arabs to vent their frustrations; duly, since Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest countries on the planet, while the Arab people remain largely part of the third world. This vast oil-wealth, coupled with the establishmentContinue reading “Saudi Arabia: Now What?”

On Democratic Socialism & Hip-Hop’s Place in America Today

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”

CRITICAL ANALYSIS: One Nation, Divided Under Law (The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict & Ferguson)

First, Israel is already a Jewish state, and second, from the perspective of its Arab citizens, it’s a state that’s already seen as a preferential rather than full democracy. And passage of this gratuitous and provocative new law will only widen the growing and still irreconcilable gap between the two. But now in the highlyContinue reading “CRITICAL ANALYSIS: One Nation, Divided Under Law (The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict & Ferguson)”

Clarifying the Qur’an

New Bashar al-Assad Interview

Published on Jan 20, 2014 – President al-Assad meets the official delegation participating in international conference on Syria – President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday received a Russian delegation: Need for founding an international alliance to strike terrorism – Terrorists killed, their weapons destroyed in military operations around country – Lavrov welcomes invitation of Iran toContinue reading “New Bashar al-Assad Interview”

There is no way Obama really believes anything Israel says. No liberal does. This guy is buying time. 

Noam Chomsky: The West will do whatever it can to prevent real democracy from flourishing in the Middle East. The keyword here is real.

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