The outpouring of sympathy and support for Palestinians in the face of zionist barbarism is so huge that despite US pressure, most regimes in the Muslim East and North Africa have refused to abide by Washington’s demands. At least in public, they have spoken in favour of Palestine.
Muslim countries do not seem to have a coherent policy relating to immigration. Despite considerable specialized Muslim talent available in many parts of the world, there is no systematic plan to utilize it leaving Muslim countries far behind in development.
Most products in the world are promoted through branding. Even junk is successfully marketed through branding. One can think of Coke, Pepsi, McDonald and other junk food. Muslims have not learned the art of branding even their wholesome products. Time to wake up.
The fact that virtually every regime in the Muslim world, except the Islamic state of Iran, is a dictatorship of some kind or other is widely recognized. In the last month, we have seen high-profile protests against the authoritarian rulers in Egypt and Pakistan. Similar protests, usually on a smaller scale, are commonplace in both countries and in many other Muslim countries.
The need for ‘development’ in Muslim countries has become a given in economic and political discourse. However, its implications are little understood. Here we publish a paper by the late Egyptian scholar, ADIL HUSSEIN, discussing this crucial issue...