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Algeria’s Bouteflika Flexes Muscles Before 2014 Vote

Five months after a stroke put him in a Paris clinic under a cloud of succession rumors, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is again exercising the political muscle that has kept him in power for more than a decade.

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October 3, 2013

Who Was Aaron Alexis?

He was not a Muslim, so obviously he was not a “terrorist”

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September 26, 2013

The Uncertain Future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

As the Muslim Brotherhood are once again banned in Egypt, the future for that nation is now deeply uncertain.

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September 26, 2013

The United Nations’ Loss of Credibility

The United Nations has always had issues maintaining its credibility.

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September 19, 2013

Million American March Speech: Against the Politics of Fear

Our peace dividend was squandered on wars — wars based on lies.

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September 12, 2013

The Shadow of the Iraq War on Syria

The Iraq War began more than ten years ago, and yet its legacy looms large today.

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September 5, 2013

Who’s Who: Egypt’s ‘Color Coup’

A new tactic has been added to the US democracy promotion arsenal, where `color revolutions’ are too difficult, and `postmodern coups’ fail, writes Eric Walberg

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August 29, 2013

Why US Policy Toward Egypt Reveals Divisions Within the Obama Administration

By Abdulla Tarabishy, TMO With Egypt in an unpredictable state of turmoil at the moment, it is natural that the US would be unsure of what to do or say. However, statements from US officials in the past few weeks have revealed that there are disagreements within the Obama administration over what the US policy […]

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August 22, 2013

“There is Very Little to Celebrate This Year’s ‘Eid”

The sacred month saw great bloodshed and suffering of the faithful in the neighborhood and across the world…

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August 15, 2013

Fox News Must Apologize to Reza Aslan

Fox News has done a great deal to promote Reza Aslan’s new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” How so? An interview conducted by Lauren Green on FoxNews.com managed to so thoroughly insult and trash Aslan’s motives in writing the book that the whole world is clicking on the tete-a-tete.

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August 1, 2013

When is a Military Coup not a Military Coup?

When it happens in Egypt, apparently

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July 11, 2013

New Qatar PM Signals Lower Key World Role

A stickler for discipline with a security background, Qatar’s new prime minister will have a narrower remit than his influential predecessor, who led the Gulf state’s forays into global finance and Arab Spring politics

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July 3, 2013

Big Racists vs Little Racists

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

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June 27, 2013

The Real Jihad That Calls Us

Muslim societies must come up with more effective measures to fight the scourge of extremism

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June 20, 2013

Civic Engagement Over Coffee or Chai?

Most of our local representatives and senators have meeting/coffee hours multiple times a month in their own districts. They wait to hear from their constituents, from us. I had the opportunity to attend coffee hours and also have met with several state senators and representatives in Lansing. I assure you, after only a couple of such meetings the representatives will know you by name, your words will count for so much more, and a healthy relationship will develop.

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June 13, 2013

Column: Obama Can Close Guantanamo

closing Guantanamo

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May 2, 2013

What Really Happened at the Boston Marathon?

On Monday, April 15th, the news-starting coming in of bombs that went off at a beloved tradition for Bostonians for over a century

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April 25, 2013

Contemporary Islamic Conscience in Crisis

Over-definition of norms makes it possible to legitimise attitudes that may be legally licit, but do not respect Islamic ethics in matters of behaviour

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April 4, 2013

Two Steps Back & One Step Forward

The tumultuous political clouds have always hovered upon Pakistan but the best thing is, the circumstances may look gloomy, the conditions may be uncertain, infrastructure may be downtrodden albeit no matter how the situation is, the nation is always ready for a better tomorrow

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March 28, 2013

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