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News & Analysis

Arrests, Torture, and Executions in the Bedouin Kingdom

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 14392018-09-01

Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman is thrashing about like a wounded beast that is trapped. He has arrested a large number of people and also intensified executions in the kingdom to terrorize the people into submission. He is failing and will only short-circuit his own existence.

Daily News Analysis

Saudi Head-choppers Go Berserk over Canadian Criticism of Rights Abuses

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 28, 14392018-08-10

In the week since the Bedouin-dominated kingdom of Saudi Arabia went berserk over Canadian criticism of its atrocious human rights record, things have not cooled off. The Saudis ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave Riyadh in 24 hours. It also recalled its own envoy from Ottawa and ordered 15,000 Saudi students at Canadian universities to return home by September 1.

News & Analysis

The Weaponization of Human Rights

Kevin Barrett

Sha'ban 15, 14392018-05-01

Human rights are a tool used by the imperialists and zionists to advance their nefarious agenda worldwide. They have nothing to do with helping the victims.

Opinion

The West’s democratic deficit

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

The elite and media outlets never tire of proclaiming the virtues of freedom and democracy in the West. They denigrate others that do not conform to their way of life. How much freedom and democracy are there in the West and what is the nature of these notions? We look deeper.

Editorials

Crimes of the Bahraini regime

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

All regimes in the Muslim East (aka the Middle East) are dictatorships regardless of the label they carry. The Bahraini regime is made up of the minority al-Khalifa family that is brutally suppressing the majority Shia population. The regime’s decision to strip a respected alim, Shaikh Issa Qassem of his citizenship is likely to short-circuit the miserable existence of this pathetic regime.

Letters To The Editor

No freedom in Arabia!

Mohammed H. Siddiq

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

A native son of Arabia, Mohammad H. Siddiq says there are ‘No freedoms in Arabia!’

Special Reports

Bani Saud’s atrocious human rights record

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Thani 22, 14372016-02-01

The Bani Saud have unleashed a reign of terror against their own people as well as foreign domestic workers. There is no uniform law that applies to all equally. It is applied at the whim of the judges!

Daily News Analysis

Bani Saud dig own grave by executing Sheikh Nimr

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 21, 14372016-01-02

By executing the respected scholar and human rights activist, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the Saudi regime has added to its long list of crimes. This one, however, may prove its undoing. Sheikh Nimr's execution reflects the regime's failures both internally and externally and will only hasten its downfall. The world would be a far better place without this bunch of savages from the backwaters of Najd.

Daily News Analysis

“Saudis” need more executioners; no qualifications required!

Crescent International

Rajab 29, 14362015-05-18

The Najdi Bedouins are living up to their savage nature. They have just advertised the hiring of eight new executioners because the current number of head choppers is simply not enough to do the job. The executioners need no qualifications or training; they only need to be willing to chop heads, in public!

Daily News Analysis

Protests rock Saudi Arabia

Crescent International

Muharram 03, 14362014-10-27

The Saudi regime brands protests against its oppressive rule "terrorism." Shaykh Nimr al-Nimr has been sentenced to death for demanding reforms. Such barbaric sentences have failed to cow the people down. Protests have been held in the Eastern Province coupled with women defying the ban on driving cars.

Daily News Analysis

Sisi complicit in crimes against humanity in the 2013 massacre—HRW

Crescent International

Shawwal 15, 14352014-08-12

Human Rights Watch has accused a dozen Egyptian officials including the current president General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of perpetrating crimes against humanity during last year's attack on peaceful protesters and called for an international investigation. Will these materialize? Given the international environment and the outlaw regimes backing Sisi and his thugs, it is highly unlikely but HRW's exposure of such crimes is welcome.​​​​​​​

Daily News Analysis

Prominent Saudi human rights lawyer gets 15-year jail term

Crescent International

Ramadan 08, 14352014-07-06

The Saudi regime has lost its mind. Waleed Abulkhair, a prominent human rights lawyer and activist, has just been sentenced to 15 years in jail and fined 200,000 Saudi riyals ($54,000). His only crime is to call for reforms and release of political prisoners.

Daily News Analysis

Obama fails to raise human rights abuses with Saudis

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14352014-03-28

President Barack Obama's two-hour meeting with Saudi king Abdullah touched on US policies on Iran and Syria but not about the Saudis' atrocious human rights record and abuse of women. Obama was also subjected to subtle form of racism, something widespread in the primitive desert kingdom.

Daily News Analysis

Zionists give Harper “World Statesman of the Year” award for undermining democracy and human rights

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14332012-09-27

Even circumspect Canadian journalists have been forced to speak out against the award given Harper’s record of shutting human rights organizations and riding rough shod over democratic norms. Bob Hepburn of the Toronto Star wrote on the editorial page: “Stephen Harper’s democracy award a sad joke on Canadians.”

Video

Islam and Human Rights by Imam Al Asi - Universal Justice Network Conference

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14332012-05-04

When we go back to the ayah in Surah Al Kahf, follow me especially those of you who know a little bit of Arabic or much more of it. OK- let us just give you the meaning of that. … Al haqq is from your Sustainer; whoever chooses to commit to Allah may do so and whoever chooses to deny Allah may do so… (Surah Al Kahf verse 29) Then, what does the following sentence say? … We have prepared for Adh Dhaalimeen… (Surah Al Kahf verse 29) He didn’t say Inna a’tadna li Al Kafireen. Remember, this is in the same ayah. OK- we are talking about iman and kufr and then immediately, We have in store for Adh Dhaalimeen not Al Kafireen- why? Is there a disconnect here? No it’s not; because kufr, (as we said), has a life of its own. It has its dynamics, it begins as this conviction (or) this persuasion in a person- that’s fine.

Special Reports

The limits of the UN’s reforms of its human rights body

M.A. Shaikh

Rabi' al-Awwal 03, 14272006-04-01

The United Nations general assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new Human Rights Council to replace the "widely discredited" Human Rights Commission; 170 of its 191 members voted in favour, four voting against and three abstaining. The vote followed a proposal for reform that was made by Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, who is keen to make his dismal term seem better before he bows out at the end of this year.

Features

To Liberate or not to liberate? Universalism, Islam and Human Rights (Part 1)

Arzu Merali

Sha'ban 05, 14242003-10-01

The Islamic Human Rights Commission held a one-day conference on ‘Islamic and Western Percentions of Human Rights’ in London on September 12, 2003, in cooperation with the Islamic College for Advanced Studies and other bodies. This is the first part of the presentation to the conference by ARZU MERALI of the IHRC. The remainder will be published in the next issue.

Islamic Movement

Guilty until proven innocent: Muslims and Britain’s anti-terrorist legislation

Sabia Hanif

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14242003-08-16

Terrorism is not new to Britain: its past is marked by IRA threats, riots and bombings. Nor does this problem belong to a remote past. Relatively recent attacks, for example the IRA’s failed attempt to kill PM Mrs Thatcher (a bomb at Brighton’s Grand Hotel during the Tory party conference in 1984) and also the 3,000lb IRA bomb-explosion in Manchester on 15 June 1996, which injured more than 200 people, are proof of that.

World

US anger as it is voted off UN human rights body

Waseem Shehzad

Safar 22, 14222001-05-16

Americans are furious after the US was expelled from the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) earlier this month.

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