Opinion

Letter to the Editor

“Last week the Saudi Arabia Court System sentences the most revered Shia cleric Sheikh Baqeer Al-Nimr to execution (beheading) followed by crucifixion …”

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October 30, 2014

The Myth of the Free Press

The mass media blindly support the ideology of corporate capitalism…

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October 30, 2014

The Wrong Capitalism

“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.”

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October 23, 2014

TMO Foundation’s Essay Contest: First Prize Winner

Editor’s note: Yousuf Ali was the overall winner of the TMO Foundation essay competition and won $1,200. TMO will publish all the essays in sequence starting from the first place winner.

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October 23, 2014

Why Guns Are Blazing Again on Indo-Pak Border

India and Pakistan are at it again, fighting phantoms of an unforgiving past.

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October 16, 2014

Bill Maher’s Ponderous and Ill-Informed Opinions on the Muslim World

The caveat, “Islam today,” is important. The central problem with Maher’s and Harris’ analysis is that it takes a reality – extremism in Islam – and describes it in ways that suggest it is inherent to Islam.

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October 16, 2014

US Supreme Court Denies Mehanna Appeal

Tarek Mehanna’s appeal to the US Supreme Court was rejected on Monday, October 6, 2014.

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October 16, 2014

Mind Control

The news media seems a one-sided product that serves the best interests of government and those who control it through financial means.

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October 9, 2014

Vlad the Instigator

By Bob Wood, TMO For the past few weeks I’ve been asking how it has become the norm in America and elsewhere that we have come to believe things that aren’t true. Opinions are like noses. We all have one. Since this is my space, allow me to delve into my on view on this. […]

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October 2, 2014

Becoming Hezbollah’s Air Force

Those who use violence to shape the world, as we have done in the Middle East, unleash a whirlwind.

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October 2, 2014

Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

“I request that we discuss and examine why the videotaped beheading of a human being is understood to be more egregious than the explosion (almost totally invisible to the public) of a human being by a missile or bomb fired from a drone.”

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October 2, 2014

Peace: a 4-Letter Word in Israel

According to the Jewish calendar, a new year started on Thursday, two days ago. Let’s hope that it will see the first step towards the awakening…

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October 2, 2014

DAASH: An “Islamic State?”

the words of Shadi Hamidi, a Fellow at the Brookings’ Institute for Middle East Policy…

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October 2, 2014

The Perfect Crime

The perfect crime is thought to be one in which the perpetrator had a fool-proof alibi, were nowhere near the scene of the crime, and left no evidence trail behind linking you to it…

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September 25, 2014

Another President, Another War to Save the World

Doubtless, ISIS and the hateful bigotry and savagery it represents are a clear present danger to the Middle East. But this fitna is best dealt with by the Arabs and Muslims. External, spurious solutions will only aggravate the problem…

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September 25, 2014

Obama Forges Anti-ISIL Coalition, but Will it Hang Together?

The Arabs are in. Turkey is on the fence. Britain, still smarting from an earlier Iraq war, is cautiously edging toward expanded action. Even Greece wants to help – if someone would tell it how…

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September 25, 2014

The Coming Climate Revolt

We have undergone a transformation during the last few decades—what John Ralston Saulcalls a corporate coup d’état in slow motion…

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September 25, 2014

Denying Palestinian Humanity; A Response to Elie Wiesel

“I cannot help feeling that your attack against Hamas and stunning accusations of child sacrifice are really an attack, carefully veiled but unmistakable, against all Palestinians…”

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September 25, 2014

Let Us Not Blame Islam

By Nizam Peerwani, MD I was dismayed to read about the pastor in a local area church in Dallas for using a broad brush to condemn 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and to blame Islam. I am sincerely grateful to Steve Blow (DMN, 6 September 2014) for pointing this out and to Robert Hunt […]

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September 18, 2014

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