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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Standing Tall Despite Execution Threat

Prosecution stonewalls defense

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February 20, 2014

Aleppo: Barrel Bombs Rain

A barrel packed with shrapnel and TNT has no specific target when it’s dropped from a helicopter over one of the Aleppo neighborhoods of Al-Marjeh, Aqyul or Bab Al Naryrab; its purpose is indiscriminate death.

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February 20, 2014

Where Are Sochi’s Muslims?

Did the Age of Genocide Begin in Sochi?

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February 20, 2014

Charity’s Pleasure of Participation

By Kari Ansari It’s happened to all of us. You’re stuck waiting at a light in the left lane and a bedraggled woman standing on the median looks you right in the eyes with a worn cardboard sign that reads, “HOMELESS. PLEASE HELP”. Many of us quickly grab a few dollars and hold them out […]

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February 13, 2014

Pakistan Enters Official Peace Talks with Taliban

What the joint statement sought to portray as an agreement between the two mediating teams is in fact the government’s proposed framework for talks.

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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

Ahmed Balogun Receives UW’s Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

Ahmed Balogun was named the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s 2014 Willena Stanford Commitment to Diversity Award

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February 13, 2014

Holding Gov’t Hostage?

According to a classified briefing for members of Congress that took place on February 5, 2014, Snowden has compiled a huge phone book of absolutely every employee and official of the entire US Government that includes the names, home addresses, unlisted personal home telephone and personal cellular phone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of every person involved in any way, with any department of the US government.

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February 13, 2014

The Super Bowl of War: Three Decades of Failure in Afghanistan

“This whole 12 years was one of constant pleading with America to treat the lives of our civilians as lives of people,” Karzai stated

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February 6, 2014

Marvel Introduces A New Muslim Character

Marvel Comics introduction of Kamala Khan goes as “Ms. Marvel Doesn’t Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon.”

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February 6, 2014

AIPAC Role Blunted

By Mark Landler WASHINGTON — The last time the nation’s most potent pro-Israel lobbying group lost a major showdown with the White House was when President Ronald Reagan agreed to sell Awacs surveillance planes to Saudi Arabia over the group’s bitter objections. Since then, the group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has run up […]

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February 6, 2014

Bringing Edward Snowden to Trial Could Be the Embarrassment of the Century

There’s little doubt that if the Obama administration ever managed to bring NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden before a jury on American soil, the unfolding drama would quickly become the trial of the new century

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January 30, 2014

NewGround: The Story of A Great Success

The mission of NewGround was to bring Muslim and Jewish Angelenos together to form personal relationships that lead to understanding of the other.

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January 30, 2014

Clash of Titans

This is not merely a fight between Israel and the US. Nor is it only a fight between the White House and Congress. It is also a battle between intellectual titans.

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January 30, 2014

Brahimi Says No Substantive Progress On Syria But Hopeful

International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday that he does not expect to achieve anything substantive in the first round of Syria talks ending on Friday, but hoped for a more productive second round starting about a week later.

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January 30, 2014

New Evangelical Movement Splits From Pro-Israel Line

Figures with deep roots in America’s religious right have launched a quiet effort aimed at pushing evangelical Christians away from decades of growing loyalty to Israel and toward increased solidarity with the Palestinians.

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January 30, 2014

Statement by Secretary John Kerry on the Departure of Special Representative Farah Pandith

Statement by John Kerry Farah always places people above politics, and she has performed groundbreaking work since her appointment in June 2009 as the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities by my predecessor, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Farah’s legacy is an extraordinary record of thoughtfulness, balance, and sheer guts and determination. Anyone who’s […]

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January 27, 2014

Syrian Enemies May Discuss Prisoner Swaps Despite Talks Acrimony

Syria’s government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility on Wednesday…

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January 23, 2014

What Killed Egypt’s Democracy?

For Liberals and Islamists, Theory Matters By Mohammad Fadel   The promise of democracy lies in its potential to cultivate political virtue over time. But Egypt’s liberals, unnerved by the policies of the legitimate Muslim Brotherhood government, refused to wait.    – Ellis Goldberg Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi outside Rabaa al Adawiya mosque […]

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January 23, 2014

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