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MbS: The Sleazy, Murderous Thief of Arabia!

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Mohammad bin Salman has not only messed up the kingdom’s economy and politics, he is also a lowly character indulging in grossly immoral conduct. If the law were equally applied, he would not only lose both his hands for stealing, he would also be stoned to death.

Internal and External Dynamics of the Karabakh War

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Aliyevs, the ruling clan in Azerbaijan, is using the Karabakh conflict to secure their future even though they connived with Armenian nationalists and committed treason by handing over the region to Armenians in 1994. The wild card in this equation is Russia.

Virtual International Unity Conference This Year!

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Virtual conferences have become the new norm because of Covid-19. This year’s Islamic Unity Conference that is held in Tehran to coincide with the birthday of the noble Messenger (pbuh) is also being held virtually. Coping with the pandemic is a major theme.

Analyzing Turkish-Russian Partnership

Ahmet Mehmet

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Are Turkey and Russia allies or rivals? This is the question we look at in detail. It is a lot more nuanced than most observers are prepared to accept.

The Forgotten Prisoners at America’s Gulag: Guantanamo Bay

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have been virtually forgotten. They languish in the torture chamber without charge or trial and away from public focus. Their plight reflects the criminality of American rulers.

British Icon Winston Churchill was a Racist!

Waseem Shehzad

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14422020-11-01

Winston Churchill is held in high esteem not only in Britain but around the world. His statues are erected in many countries around the world. Churchill, however, was a racist and a bigot who insisted Blacks and other non-white people were inferior to whites.

Will Trump Lead Militias into Civil War?

Kevin Barrett

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

The US stands at a dangerous point in its history. Donald Trump has already said that if he loses, he will not accept the election result. He is likely to appeal to the heavily-armed militias to defend him leading to civil war in the country.

Will the Intra-Afghan Talks Lead to Peace?

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

Intra-Afghan talks started in Doha, Qatar on September 12 but they are not making much progress. The Taliban and the US-backed Afghan government representatives have very different perspectives on the future set-up in Afghanistan.

Post-Soviet Space & Russia’s Reconfiguration of Soft Power

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

Russia’s default position in the post-Soviet region is to resort to military force when there is trouble. While it has advantage in this field, it would be a mistake to always rely on brute force to solve problems.

Time to Bury Dead Organizations

Tahir Mustafa

Safar 14, 14422020-10-01

When organizations fail to fulfill the objectives for which they were created, they become irrelevant and wither away. This is what is happening to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League. It is time to bury both.

Will the Dollar Die of COVID-19?

Kevin Barrett

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

One possibility, increasingly whispered about in financial circles, is that the dollar may die sooner rather than later, and that its cause of death may be listed as COVID-19.

Islamic Iran Makes Progress Despite Sanctions and the Pandemic – Dr. Foad Izadi

Crescent International

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

Despite decades of illegal sanctions and the pandemic, the Islamic Republic has coped with the twin crises far better than those that have imposed sanctions on it. The reason is that Iran has made immense progress in the medical field and pursued people-friendly policies.

40th Anniversary of the Iraqi-imposed War: “Never invade a revolution!”

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

September 22, 2020 will mark 40 years of the Iraqi-imposed war on Iran. Iraq had the backing of the entire world while Islamic Iran defended itself alone. After eight years of valiant resistance, the self-sacrificing people of Iran saved the revolution by defeating the international conspiracy.

Arabian Dinosaurs Rush to Embrace Zionist Occupiers of Palestine

Ayman Ahmed

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

Fearing for survival, the Arabian potentates have openly embraced the Zionist occupiers of Palestine. Decades of behind the scene dealings have now been publicly admitted. The Islamic strugglers’ task has been simplified.

Ghani’s Grand Jirga for a Grand Surrender!

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The Loya Jirga (grand assembly) is an honoured Afghan tradition but last month the US-installed president of Afghanistan used it as a cover to surrender to the Taliban. While the move is welcome, the manner in which it was utilized is not so honourable

Beware of Indian Food Products

Khurshid Alam

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

Indian spices and other food products have created a niche market worldwide but are consumers especially in the Muslim world and the West aware of what these products contain? Most of these products are laced with cow urine and dung. Consumers beware!

Growing trouble in Russia’s far off territories

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The unusual crisis that erupted in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk last month may turn out to be the biggest challenge for Kremlin in 20 years. It could even shake Vladimir Putin’s government.

America’s Long List of Enemies!

Abdul Haqq ibn Omar

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

America’s list of enemies is not only long, it keeps growing. It is America’s systemic need. By conjuring up fear of real or imagined enemies, the US Deep state keeps diverting trillions of dollars from development toward armaments to further enrich the oligarchs

Independence Day Thoughts: Is Pakistan Truly Independent?

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Pakistan and Pakistanis will celebrate Independence Day on August 14. Truth be told, Pakistan is not truly independent. It continues to be governed by the same laws bequeathed by the British colonialists. They didn’t leave; they merely handed over power to the Brown sahibs.

Pro-Israel Lobby in Canada Pushes to Ban Criticism of Zionist Entity

Khadijah Ali

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

While Canada is gripped by the pandemic and institutionalized racism is rampant, the pro-Israel lobby is busy pushing through legislation to ban criticism of Israel and Zionism by equating it with anti-Semitism. This is a direct assault on free speech.

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