The question of whether or not the Arab Spring is a legitimate movement against corruption and tyranny requires addressing the following assumptions regarding the culture of the Middle East as well as the nature of democracy as a political philosophy; and the credibility of global power like the US, Europe, Russia & China in policingContinue reading “The Arab Spring: Legit or Not?”
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”
I recently came across a conversation between some friends on facebook about Russian President Putin’s recent appeal to the American people in the NYT and couldn’t help but take an opinion. The guys in the conversation just seemed so uptight, so fearful of Putin, echoing stereotypical American and Western paranoias of foreign governments and nations.Continue reading “On Putin’s address to the American people”
The Middle East betrays itself. Before we Arabs can tackle global injustices, we must tackle ourselves. Who among us has betrayed us? Who among us has been blinded? Every nation in the world is plagued with traitors, but how can we distinguish foreign evils from evils within our own society? Everytime we defeat our foreignContinue reading “Israel: A Democracy?”
I would like to educate Middle Easterners on my perspective on global politics and especially the Arab World. While this is a difficult task for a variety of reasons, I feel it is now a pressing issue that must be addressed, or else we as an Arab people may face further humiliation, indignation, oppression, andContinue reading “I would like to educate Middle Easterners on”
An ignored injustice will breed a misunderstood injustice.
No noise from Syria lately. Israel’s been quiet, as far as I know, other than settlement expansion and behind the scenes scheming. I guess the latter could be said of any country really. Israel is most certainly scheming though, figuring out what move it should make next in order for ‘Greater Israel’ to remain withinContinue reading
In a climate of fear it becomes harder to question the actions of another. Do not sacrifice your liberty for security. This country’s freedoms must be preserved and protected and sometimes that means exposing people for their ignorance and politicians/executives for their crimes.
What is GOOD for the Middle East? Think about it. Let me know what you think.
The Middle East is lacking strong, secular, liberal leadership. Everything is extreme. Its either nun or libertine. Where have all the liberal forces gone? Let us not forget that they exist, although most religious and fundamentalistic forces would not mind if we did, and that they are currently facing extinction in the Middle East.Continue reading “Crushing Liberalism in the Middle East: Foreign Intervention, Religious Fanaticism, and Freedom”