Category: WORLD

How Egypt Faces the “Perfect Storm” for Islamic Extremism

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
How Egypt Faces the “Perfect Storm” for Islamic Extremism

Originally Published with Gatestone Institute For a Western audience, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is a complex figure, who was shunned by the Obama administration. There appear truly pressing, immediate priorities in Egypt, such as developing the economy and combating the avalanche of extremist attempts to overthrow him. Among Middle East and North African territories, […]

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The World Needs to Drive Out Destructive Fantasies

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The World Needs to Drive Out Destructive Fantasies

Originally published in Gatestone Institute The most iconic moment of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East was not his “speech on Islam“; it was his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The Western Wall is a contested space, and that controversy has bled outside Israel’s borders. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently reignited the debate, […]

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Trump’s ‘Islam Speech’ Invited The Muslim World To A Renaissance

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trump’s ‘Islam Speech’ Invited The Muslim World To A Renaissance

Originally published in The Federalist President Trump understands the most direct path to change is to work in people’s self-interest, to cater to advancement through mutual gain — a strategy that also won him the election.   President Trump embarked on an iconic first foreign tour this weekend to the Middle East that started with […]

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Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

Inan act of sheer horror up to 84 people, including two Americans and 10 children, were killed yesterday in Nice as a Muslim terrorist plowed through a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks. Devastating live video showed blood and contorted bodies in the aftermath of a 1.2 mile distance of zig-zag pattern driving designed […]

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Cash Cow: A Forced Marriage Graphic Novel

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cash Cow: A Forced Marriage Graphic Novel

When she wouldn’t agree to the marriage, 12-year-old grace was abducted on a motorcycle by her suitor. Her kidnapper (and soon husband-to-be) plotted the abduction with Grace’s father. It’s a story of “over there” but it happens here too. Southern California, 1995: a bright, mischievous and spirited 16-year-old Fatima went to school with us. She […]

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Egypt’s Al-Azhar University Sees Freedom as a “Ticking Time-Bomb.”

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Egypt’s Al-Azhar University Sees Freedom as a “Ticking Time-Bomb.”

Source: CounterJihad While the average Muslim will tell you Islam is a flawless faith passed from the Heavens to mankind in timeless perfection, the reality is that Islam is one of the most hybrid, evolving (and devolving) faiths. It is deeply complex. Much of what is seen as “Islam” today is Islamic law and interpretation […]

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Islamist See Victory in London Mayor’s Attack on Donald Trump

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Islamist See Victory in London Mayor’s Attack on Donald Trump

Source: CounterJihad Last week, Sadiq Khan, London’s new Muslim mayor, made his first dent as an internationally recognized political figure. Instead of tackling key issues on his homefront, he chose to antagonize half of the American people in an already contentious presidential election. Stateside, Trump campaign is fumbling with an on-again, off-again blanket immigration ban […]

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London, Europe’s Largest City, Now Has A Muslim Mayor

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
London, Europe’s Largest City, Now Has A Muslim Mayor

Source: CounterJihad On Thursday May 5, 45-year-old Labour MP Sadiq Khan became London’s first Muslim mayor. His nomination wasn’t without contention, as even Prime Minister David Cameron railed against Khan’s extremist background and associations. While journalists have billed Khan as a human rightslawyer before his entrance into the political arena, the truth is far less benevolent. In […]

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A Syrian Refugee Wedding

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Syrian Refugee Wedding

By Lauren Wolfe Source: The Nation Inside a furniture-free caravan in the Jordanian desert, sixteen women and girls and a plump boy wedge themselves in a circle around a 15-year-old girl and a woman doing her hair. The hairdresser combs through one-inch sections, spraying on a fixative before twisting them into elaborate shapes. The girl, […]

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‘Take Your Portion’: A Victim Speaks Out About Rape in Syria

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
‘Take Your Portion’: A Victim Speaks Out About Rape in Syria

by Lauren Wolfe Source: The Atlantic Alma Abdulrahman is lying gaunt and unable to move anything below her diaphragm in a hospital bed in Amman. Some bedsores have become so deep she’s having surgery tomorrow. Screws hold together her upper vertebrae, and cigarette burns pock her right shoulder. Her voice fades in and out, hoarse […]

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Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

In a male-dominated society that has for years been controlled by the ultra-conservative Taliban, the emergence of the first female village chief took everyone by surprise. After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 children, managed to become the mayor of Naw Abad, a village […]

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The Tragedy of Iran

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

From a Glorious Empire to an Orwellian State….What Went Wrong?  The Islamic Republic of Iran today is governed by a rigid majlis of mullahs who spend hours debating such engrossing topics as whether it is halal for women to wear blue jeans, or if dogs desecrate a Muslim’s household. They break for prayer, debate, then […]

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What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

| January 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
What Salman Taseer’s Assassination Means for the Future of Pakistan and a Moderate Islam

Source: NewsGram The assassination on 4th January of Salman Taseer, the secular governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been overshadowed in western media by the attempted murder of U.S. Congress member Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona, four days later.  The violent incidents bear a common element.  In both, the men charged with the shootings were quickly […]

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Jordanian Police Atrocities Against Palestinians, a Message to Israel?

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
Jordanian Police Atrocities Against Palestinians, a Message to Israel?

Jordanian Police Atrocities Against Palestinians, a Message to Israel? With the advent of the new batch of Wikileaks classified documents, came a cable issued by the U.S. Embassy in Amman that reported “bullying” practiced by the fans of al-Faisali Soccer Club (predominantly East-Bank Jordanians) against the fans of al-Wihdat Soccer Club representing enthusiasts of Palestinian […]

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