The West in general and the European Union in particular take pride in their liberalism, freedom of expression and dress yet when it comes to Muslims, especially Muslim women, all such freedoms evaporate.
America has an army of paid agents in Pakistan. These people cannot imagine life without American patronage and approval. They want every Pakistani to say, “how high sir” when the US says jump. These agents are upset because Imran Khan refused military bases to the US.
Since the Hindu fascist regime led by Narendra Modi in India abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, the Kashmiris’ plight has turned grim. While they are struggling to survive on a day-to-day basis, Hindu settler colonialists are flooding the state to take over.
The West uses the terrorist label against anyone or any group that opposes its hegemonic policies. Groups that actually indulge in terrorism but serve the West’s agenda are taken off this list. The terrorist outfit, MKO is the West’s favourite terrorist and patronized by it.
Saudization has long been touted as a policy to replace expatriate workers with the Saudis. Given the Saudis’ laziness and incompetence, the policy is not making much headway. The only thing the regime has achieved is the expulsion of expatriates without any Saudis replacing them.
The neo-cons may be less visible today but they are not inactive. Their disastrous policies have inflicted colossal losses on the US economy but they remain unrepentant. They continue to plow ahead with their evil policies causing immense harm to people in distant lands.
Why the US and its Nato allies will continue to look for pretexts to continue interference in Afghanistan and why they will fail.
The recent discovery of thousands of graves of indigenous children in Canada has led to the burning of churches. This is not the way to seek redress and reconciliation.
In his June 26 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden attempted to revive the Cold War mentality but it is likely to cost America dearly. The world has changed considerably in the last 30 years.
The Zionist occupiers of Palestine continue to kill and maim Palestinians. There is also a determined push to occupy Masjid al Aqsa with a view to destroying it so that the Zionists’ mythical third temple can be built over its ruins.
India’s settler-colonial project in Jammu and Kashmir continues apace with the pandemic making life even more miserable for the oppressed Kashmiri people. The Hindu extremist regime in Delhi is involved in land-grab and changing the demography of the state.
Not only is Islamophobia widespread in Canada, it has reached such alarming proportions that Muslims are being killed in the streets. The latest manifestation of this was the horrific attack on the Afzaal family in London, ON, in which four members of the same family were murdered.
American bullying and sanctions have forced many countries to move away from using the US dollar in transactions. The latest country is Russia. Together with China, Iran and a host of others, the move away from the US dollar will have major implications for global power play.
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.
Successive military regimes in Egypt have a gory record of murdering innocent people. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has the worst record of all. Many leading Islamic movement activists, former members of parliament or ministers, face imminent execution following farcical trials.
Talks between Iran and the P4+1 are underway in Vienna to revive the JCPOA that the US had repudiated in May 2018. There are serious concerns about whether the US and its European allies can be trusted to fulfill their promises. Their track record does not evoke much confidence.
In recent months, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Muhammad bin Salman has been retreating on various fronts. His pronouncements about Islamic Iran, claiming it wants good neighbourly relations with it have raised many eyebrows. What has led to his retreat?
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India making it the epicenter of the global pandemic. Most people hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly responsible for the crisis by his irresponsible conduct and policies. He has also lost support among the people.
Netanyahu is a ruthlessly cynical politician. Facing criminal charges that are likely to land him in prison, he decided to unleash the war on Gaza killing hundreds of innocent people in order to cling to power. Even his murderous spree is unlikely to save his hide.
The Saudi war on Yemen is getting nowhere. The poorly-trained Saudi soldiers have been surrendering to Yemen’s Ansarallah fighters to save themselves. The Saudi regime has started executing its own soldiers accusing them of treason. This is a sure sign of defeat.