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History of Eurasia and Eurasianism

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Safar 23, 14402018-11-01

The terms Eurasia and Eurasianism have recently been used quite extensively. This book explores the origin and meanings of the terms.

From Reason to Racism

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 21, 14402018-10-01

The official reason for banning Muslim practices—hijab, ban on construction or expansion of mosques in France—goes against the very principle of liberty that French officials are allegedly trying to protect.

Book Exposes History of Zionist Terrorism

Kevin Barrett

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 14392018-09-01

Shining light on the terrorist nature of Zionism and the birth of Israel that emerged by shedding the blood of Palestinian civilians and by indulging in ethnic cleansing.

Communism Minus Soviet Power Equals Nationalism

Eric Walberg

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14392018-08-01

Without Soviet power, Communism in Eastern Europe has slipped into crude nationalism bringing people to power with clearly fascist tendencies.

Eastern Europe and How to Avoid Neoliberalism

Eric Walberg

Shawwal 17, 14392018-07-01

Soviet Union’s demise opened the floodgates to Western capitalists’ exploitation of Eastern Europe

From Yahweh to Zion

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14392018-02-01

Zionists try to turn God into an exclusive Jewish deity.

Will Madman Trump Rain “Fire and Fury” on the world?

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14392018-02-01

With his itchy finger on the nuclear button, arrogant and dumb Trump is a clear danger to the world.

Enlightenment Unitarianism

Kevin Barrett

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14392018-01-01

Enlightened Unitarianism’s huge debt to Islam and its ideas of social and political justice.

Useful Insights on Mainstream and Muslim Media

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 12, 14392017-12-01

Roshan Salih’s book about journalism, almost a memoir, makes fascinating reading as he provides insights into the workings of Western as well as Muslim media outlets. He has worked for both.

Israel as a Russian-Soviet invention

Eric Walberg

Safar 12, 14392017-11-01

Living a ghettoized existence in the Soviet Union, the Zionist Jews recreated the same ghetto in Occupied Palestine that they named Israel.

Picking up the Cold-War pieces (Book Review)

Eric Walberg

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

Andrew Harding traces the life of Mohamud (Tarzan) Nur, son of a shepherd, who grew up in an orphanage to become the mayor of Mogadishu. He is aiming to become the country’s president.

The world as prison

Eric Walberg

Sha'ban 04, 14382017-05-01

Incarceration, meant as punishment, is turning out to be a medium of education for victims.

Spiritual cancer or Spiritual diabetes?

Eric Walberg

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

Graeme Wood has made a name for himself as being some kind of a specialist on the takfiri terrorists but his attempt to paint everyone with the same brush is too sweeping a generalization.

Kazakhstan’s history and great thinkers

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

Kazakhstan may appear insignificant on the global chessboard but it offers important lessons for national identity for people in the entire Central Asian region and beyond.

Two exciting books about hadith literature

Tahir Mahmoud

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

If Muslims want to learn how hadith literature has been distorted, these two books will help them in this quest.


Evaluating Obama’s legacy as president

Eric Walberg

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Canadian writer and scholar Eric Walberg reviews two books that consider Barack Obama’s legacy as president. Eric Walberg considers the Obama legacy through the eyes of James Petras who wrote The End of the Republic and the Delusion of Empire (Clarity Press, 2016; 254pp., $24.95 pbk), and Jeremy Hammond, author of Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Worldview Publications, 2016; 538pp., $22.99 pbk).

Western writers’ weak understanding of other societies

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

Russian-Iranian relations form the backdrop of this review in which Western writers are found to lack understanding of other societies because they have little knowledge of local languages, culture or access to primary sources. Dmitry Shlapentokh, associate professor at Indiana State University, South Bend, Indiana, reviews Russia-Iran Relations Since the End of the Cold War by Eric D. Moore (Routledge, 2014; 242 pp., $8.84 hbk).

Understanding the Philosophy of Science

Maksud Djavadov

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

Science is not as objective as it is made out to be nor is it as definitive as its proponents would like to project. The book of the Philosophy of Science explains what is at work. House columnist Maksud Djavadov reviews the Philosophy of Science — A Very Short Introduction by Dr. Samir Okasha, a must read for religious and non-religious people in the contemporary world who want to gain a basic non-dogmatic understanding of science.

Tiptoeing over some crucial details about ISIS

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14372016-03-01

The takfiri groun Daesh that also goes by the name ISIS or ISIL is much in the news. This book by Andrew Hosken sheds some light on the group but skips crucial details. Dmitry Shlapentokh reviews Andrew Hosken’s Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State (Oneworld, London, UK, 2015; 304 pages).


Critical look at the Charlie Hebdo affair

Eric Walberg

Shawwal 15, 14362015-08-01

Eric Walberg reviews We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11 by Kevin Barrett (editor), published in 2015 by Sifting and Winnowing Books, P.O. Box 221, Lone Rock, Winconsin, USA (Pbk: $20).

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