Confronting Religious Extremism – Reza Aslan

Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art

There is generally speaking a list of artistic works that, despite their aesthetic greatness, are either historically misrepresentative & inaccurate or merely biased in context and coverage. Some do justice, some don’t. Perception all depends on which angle you look at the subject. I wish for justice for all, but we must recognize, expose & bring to justice those distinct forces which causeContinue reading “Analyzing Political Undertones in Pop Culture Through Art”

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?”

DEPRIVATION OF FREEDOM

a man’s struggle for himself.

Why America is un-American: Trials of a Middle Eastern Immigrant

They say robust capitalism is the greatest system in our world because it maximizes the benefits of all men in any given society. This perspective is especially true of the American narrative we are ‘indoctrinated’ into through our public and private institutions. As an immigrant to this country, I must say, however I am profoundly disappointed.Continue reading “Why America is un-American: Trials of a Middle Eastern Immigrant”

On Saudi Arabia & the Roots of Arab Elitism

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”

‘turkish democracy’

‘turkish democracy’ “His ruling Justice and Development Party (known as the AKP) regularly touts tough measures like limiting alcohol sales and lifting the ban on head scarves and veils in civil service jobs.”

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