Opinion

The Searing Hypocrisy of the West

Although hundreds of Palestinian children are kidnapped, brutalized or killed by Israel, including several in the past two weeks, there is rarely, if ever, such a reaction from the world.

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July 17, 2014

Paradigmatic Philanthropy: Optimism is Mandatory

Hope, optimism, positivity, and confidence should always trump fear, pessimism, negativity, essentialism, slippery slope thinking, and a sense of insecurity and paranoia.

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July 17, 2014

Becoming a Superhero

superheroes

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July 10, 2014

No Islamic State Based on Terror

One cannot establish an Islamic state by means of terrorism, and acts of barbarism like beheading people are methods that will only establish a satanic state, said Muzammil Siddiqi, a leading Muslim American scholar when speaking with Sunday’s Zaman.

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July 10, 2014

ISIS and Their Black Flags

if a narration with a weak chain speaks about a future event and that event plays out exactly as recorded in the narration, then the narration can be strengthened…

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July 10, 2014

Tell Secretary Kerry and Congress to Demand Justice for Tariq

President Obama recently said in a statement, “We will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans.” We must ask, does this include Tariq?
Palestinian American Tariq Abu Khdeir was nearly beaten to death by Israeli officers last week…

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July 10, 2014

Expats Keep the Faith

There are millions and millions of expats like me in the Middle East and elsewhere who spend these precious, special days and nights away from their loved ones. Many of them toil out there in this maddening heat, quietly keeping faith and observing its demands.

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July 10, 2014

ISIS: A Perspective from the Metropolis

ISIS has grown out of the old al-Qaeda in Iraq who were mainly foreign mercenaries that came to fight the Americans…

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June 26, 2014

The Ghoulish Face of Empire

“I do not think we even know when the decision to go to war with Iraq was actually made,” Bacevich said.

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June 26, 2014

Sisi Rebuffs Global Calls to Free Journalists

In Tuesday speech, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi refuses clemency saying he cannot interfere with judiciary

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June 26, 2014

American Socrates

His explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the liberal class and the failings of academics, as well as the way language is used as a mask by the power elite to prevent us from seeing reality, make him the most important intellectual in the country.

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June 19, 2014

Tariq Ramadan

This well-known Swiss (citizen) scholar was born in Europe in 1962 of Egyptian refugees.

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June 19, 2014

Tony Blair, Tom Friedman and Crocodile Tears over Iraq

Statistics and facts are at everyone’s fingertips. Truth, however, remains in short supply.

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June 19, 2014

7 Myths About the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq

Here are some sudden truisms that should be rethought.

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June 19, 2014

Fatherhood Fraternity

To most of us who belong to this fraternity, membership comes pretty easy, with no fees, in due course of time and almost always with plenty of anticipation but no preparation…

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June 19, 2014

Sha’ban: A Pragmatic Approach to Understanding

Sha’ban

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June 12, 2014

Speaking to the Mossad Itself

Geoffrey Cook re. Mossad

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June 12, 2014

“We All Must Become Zapatistas”

Chris Hedges on Zapatistas

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June 5, 2014

Book Review: Jihad or Ijtihad – Religious Orthodoxy and Modern Science in Contemporary Islam: 2013

book review

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June 5, 2014

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