Ether – Maajid Nawaz

I find it sad that a self-proclaimed Muslim would exhibit such a level of self-loathing. Over the past few days, I was introduced in a rather, brusqueΒ manner, to put it mildly, via Twitter, to Maajid Nawaz, former Islamist turned secularist neoliberal – whatever the hell that means! He tweeted at Talib Kweli, the infamous BrooklynContinue reading “Ether – Maajid Nawaz”

The Gravest Modern Security Threat to America & the World: Neoconservatism

The international political dynamic is shifting. Since 9/11 Islamic radicalism has filled the vacuum of power left by the dissolution of the USSR, prompting unprecedented US military and security engagement abroad. This article seeks to address what is likely to become the US greatest national security threat in the next ten years. The US hasContinue reading “The Gravest Modern Security Threat to America & the World: Neoconservatism”

[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS”

  In reference to Donald Trump’s discrimination against Muslims in the US, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad claimed that nobody should indulge such discrimination. With regards to contradictory rhetoric from opposing candidates of the presidential election, Assad said he is not concerned with rhetoric but action and that this rhetoric is often temporal; fleeting. Furthermore, AssadContinue reading “[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS””

Who is responsible for Istanbul attack?

On June 28th, a group of suicide bombers conducted an attack on Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport, killing 41 people and injuring 239. As the world mourns the tragedy, investigators seek to bring justice to the perpetrators. But who is responsible? And Why? Is it Daesh (ISIS)? Is it PKK? These are both valid suggestions, basedContinue reading “Who is responsible for Istanbul attack?”

A Return to the Balance of Power?

Depending on your worldview, political reality shifts. But consider for a second – this perspective. On the global scale, we see America as an isolated nation. In reality, America possesses two qualities which render this assumption baseless. America is majority Anglo-Saxon; America has been deeply entangled in the foreign affairs of England and the restContinue reading “A Return to the Balance of Power?”

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?”

JIHAD: A Double-Edged Sword?

Introduction What causes Islamist terrorism? Is it fabricated? Right-wing terrorism is more prevalent in the US than jihadism. In the ME, Islamic jihadism is the main motive. But is it fueled by money, or genuine grievance? Large civilian populations in the Middle East and Central Asia flirt with the conspiracy theories that suggest US financingContinue reading “JIHAD: A Double-Edged Sword?”

Bernie Sanders, Israel & Palestine

I know the dude is doing his best to speak on almost all issues of popular will, would be admirable to see him challenge US foreign policy on Middle East, especially Palestinian human rights. I think that would help bridge the gap between minority groups and non-minorities on the left, that is, a shift inContinue reading “Bernie Sanders, Israel & Palestine”

14-Year Old Palestinian Girl Leads Protests in Israeli-occupied West Bank

Is “Democracy” possible in the Middle East?

As I prepare my thesis for my graduate studies at the University of Central Florida, I begin to ponder some of the variables involved. This forces me to ask other questions about my subject matter, the Middle East, and social justice. Is democracy meant for the Middle East? It is true that Lebanon is theContinue reading “Is “Democracy” possible in the Middle East?”

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