Lynne F. Stewart, a courageous human rights lawyer who championed the cause of the under-privileged and took on unpopular cases, died yesterday at her home in Brooklyn, New York. She was 77.
Not since the impeachment hearings against then President Richard Nixon’s wiretapping orders of the Watergate Hotel in 1974 has the US government been in such disarray as it is under Donald Trump’s presidency today.
On one side of Khorasan, Iranian revolutionaries struck a blow against the US (capitalist) empire. On the other side, Afghan freedom fighters struck a blow against the Russian (communist) empire. Taken together, these events signaled the decline and fall of the two major Western imperial ideologies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Therefore the simplest and most obvious interpretation of the Khorasan ahadith is that the “Muslim army” that will liberate al-Quds is a unified army of the Islamic Awakening which emerged simultaneously from the two sides of Khorastan in 1979.
Jewish life flourishes in pluralistic societies within which difference is not a “problem” to be resolved, but a fact to be celebrated. The alliance of right-wing Zionists and the alt-right should not be viewed as an abnormality, but the meeting of quite compatible outlooks that assert — each in their own way—that the world will only be secure once we all retreat to our various plots of ancestral land. Nationalist thinking of this sort wrought more than its fair share of damage during the twentieth century. Let’s not enact a repeat performance in the twenty-first.
He gained prominence during the Sadat dictatorship and his staunch opposition to the so-called peace treaty with Zionist Israel that he denounced as a complete surrender and betrayal of the Egyptian and Palestinian people. Sheikh Omar called for an Islamic revolution in Egypt to rid the corrupt system and bring about an Islamic socio-political order in society.
Yes, you read that right. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the American spy agency that specializes in killing foreign leaders and is the principal sponsor of global terrorism, has awarded a medal to Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef for fighting terrorism.
America has never been a safe place for sane people. How can it be when its claim to fame rests on its ability to kill the largest number of people worldwide (at least 4 million people since 2001) and incarcerated millions of its own people (2.3 million and counting)?
The outpouring of sympathy from Canadians for their Muslim neighbors following the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque on January 29 has been absolutely stunning. Total strangers have reached out to members of the Muslim community all across Canada to offer condolences and support. This must be unique among people of different faiths across the globe.
The Sunday (January 29) night shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada has left six dead and eight wounded, six of them in critical condition. The heavily armed attackers were all white and fired into a crowd of about 50 worshippers as they were offering the night prayers.
On what authority does Donald Trump say that he wants to establish ‘safe zones’ in Syria? Is he politically naïve or has he never heard of the concept of state sovereignty?
I did not have to deal with sectarianism on the same level as people in Iraq or Syria have had to contend with; my interaction with this devilish phenomenon has been more mundane, but also very practical.
At the conclusion of the two-day International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir on January 6, 2017, a ringing declaration was issued condemning Indian atrocities against the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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At the recent RIS Conference in Toronto, Hamza Yusuf spoke disparagingly of Black Lives Matter movement and the Muslim Brotherhood. His remarks did not sit well even with some of his ardent supporters. Is there a trend among some white converts to Islam that become celebrities that dismiss widespread racism in the US? Does Islam in any way tolerate oppression and tyranny of the rich and powerful?
A celebration of Milad al-Nabi was held at the Islamic Society of York Region, in the Greater Toronto Area, in Canada, on Saturday, December 17th, 2016. The key-note speaker of the event, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, delivered the following lecture, titled “The Covenants of the Prophet: A Call for Co-Existence, Friendship, and Fellowship,” which was warmly received by the 500 guests in attendance.
Andrew Ashdown is a Church of England priest studying Christian-Muslim relations in Syria. In the last few days he has visited East Aleppo. This is the report of his visit to the area yesterday (14th December) that he published on his facebook page. Photos by Andrew Ashdown
Some bizarre theories are doing the rounds in Washington that have even been joined by the White House. Senior government officials, members of Congress and of course the media led by the Washington Post have alleged that Russian hacking of the November 8 presidential election benefitted Donald Trump giving him victory.
With 98 percent of East Aleppo already cleansed of terrorists, liberation of the remaining two percent came quickly today December 13. Under a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, the terrorists were allowed to leave the city with only light weapons.
Two Kashmiri youth, among them Majid Zargar, were abducted by Indian occupation forces in the Arwani area of Islamabad district in Occupied Kashmir on December 8. The youth were subsequently tortured to death by the occupation forces.
As the Syrian army backed by local militias punches its way into East Aleppo, the desperation in Western capitals is clearly visible. Publicly claiming to be opposed to the terrorists, their actions belie their statements.