Opinion

Is Afghanistan Really Impossible to Conquer?

So what have these and other Afghan campaigns taught us?

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March 13, 2014

Muslim Legal Fund (MLFA)–IV. Charles Swift, Esq. — Beyond Guantanamo

This is the first part of the fourth and final installment of a series of presentations on “Guantanamo North” which investigates the plight of Muslim Prisoners–sponsored by the Muslim Foundation of America in North California

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March 13, 2014

Celebrating BESA: Muslims Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust

We are two women from radically different professions, backgrounds,cultures,ideologies and beliefs who share a passion to bring our opposing communities together.

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March 6, 2014

Who Defines us? Who are We?

“A debate has been going on within certain circles of the Muslim community about defining or redefining Islam and its followers….”

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March 6, 2014

Withdraw Modi as Prime Ministerial Candidate and Prove Your Sincerity to the Nation

Here is the litmus test. Withdraw Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate and assure the country that because his character has been tainted as he has been accused of committing genocide against Muslims, he should never be considered a contender for the highest position in the country…

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February 27, 2014

Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage

By Chris Hedges A man uses his cell phone to read updates about former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden answering users’ questions on Twitter in this photo illustration, in Sarajevo, January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Last Thursday Chris Hedges opened a team debate at the Oxford Union at Oxford University with this speech arguing […]

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February 27, 2014

Why Syria Cannot Be Ignored

While the Syrian conflict has raged on largely unchecked for the past three years, the world has turned a blind eye toward its events…

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February 27, 2014

Muslim Legal Defense Fund of America (MLFA) Guantanamo North: Muslim Prisoners in America

The second speaker at the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) fund-raising dinner here last spring which your scribe is examining in micro-detail (i.e., each individual presentation per article) is Ahmed Ghappour.

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February 20, 2014

A Third Intifada?

… the long predicted third intifada may have started at a village, Ein Hejleh whose history goes back to Canaanite times….

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February 20, 2014

Health Care Law Is ‘An Answer To A Prayer’ For Some Older Americans

These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation’s new health insurance system.

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February 20, 2014

The Truth About The Criminal Bloodbath in Iraq Can’t Be ‘Countered’ Indefinitely

The media cover-up has been a weapon in the crimes of western states since the first world war. But a reckoning is coming for those paid to keep the record straight

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February 13, 2014

Four Myths About India’s Leading Prime Ministerial Candidate

As a Christian and particularly a Jesuit priest, I take stands and believe that while being open to dialogue and reason, one has to be unequivocal about what one stands for.

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February 13, 2014

Muslim Legal Defense Fund of America (MLFA)

First Annual MLFA monetary reserve-raising dinner of the (San Francisco Bay Area during May of 2013

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February 13, 2014

The Syrian Regime’s Indiscriminate Warfare

The brutality of this Syrian conflict has been put on display in several instances over the past few years, but nothing epitomizes that brutality more completely than the use of the barrel bomb and other indiscriminate weapons…

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February 13, 2014

The Menace of the Military Mind

Hypermasculinity has triumphed over empathy.

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February 6, 2014

Boycotting Reality

Instead of working toward an agreement with the Palestinians that would fundamentally alter Israel’s political status, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet are trying to change the subject.

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February 6, 2014

The Concept of Freedom in Religion

Imam’s opinion article

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February 6, 2014

Why Obamacare is Good for Us

Here are the simple facts that make the case for enrolment in Obamacare.

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February 6, 2014

Can Empathy Be Learned?

Current psychological sciences seem to be focusing more and more on neurology rather than psychiatry to understand human behavior.

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February 6, 2014

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