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Dollar vs Gold: Go for the Gold

Waseem Shehzad

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The rush is on to ditch the US dollar and go for gold. This cannot be bad for the world, especially the oppressed and downtrodden that have suffered as a result of US hegemonic policies.

Khilafah and Turkey’s Growing Influence in the Muslim World

Ahmet Selahettin

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

In recent weeks, the idea of the cherished goal of reviving the Khilafah has been discussed in a Turkish publication. Are Turkey’s current rulers truly committed to such revival or was this merely an attempt to garner support in the Muslim world?

Turkey Challenges Saudi Leadership in the Muslim World

Brecht Jonkers

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

The Bani Saud have used their occupation of the noble sanctuaries of Makkah and al-Madinah as legitimizing factors for leadership of the Muslim world. Turkey has now emerged to challenge this claim, with some justification

Story of the Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hayy Yaqzan

Muharram 13, 14422020-09-01

When Turkey reversed the nearly century-old policy to revert the Hagia Sophia back into a Mosque, all hell broke loose around the world. This was seen as Turkey’s disrespect for religious minorities, thundered newspaper headlines. The reality is much different…

Do Material Possessions Equal Progress and Happiness?

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

There is a general perception among most people that material possessions lead to happiness. This is not necessarily true. ICIT Director exposes this fallacy through empirical evidence.

Why Turkish docu-drama Ertugrul has Taken Pakistan by Storm?

Khadijah Ali

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Never before has a docu-drama attracted such huge following in Pakistan as the Turkish serial, Dirilis Ertugrul. Based on the story of a nomadic Turkish tribe from which emerged the founder of the Ottoman Sultanate, it is a fascinating production worthy of its reputation

Can Noisy Outrage Tackle the Rape Pandemic in Nigeria?

Dr. Taajudeen Thaani

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Rape has become so widespread in Nigeria that it has been dubbed a pandemic. Even infants are not spared but so far there appears little serious effort to tackle this horrific social evil. The statistics are horrendous

Armenia-Azerbaijan Ceasefire Violations: What is All the Fuss About?

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14412020-08-01

Last month’s massive protests in Azerbaijan were sparked by its humiliation in clashes with Armenian forces. A leading Azeri general was killed. The regime launched a crackdown of opposition forces, claiming Armenia would exploit the protests and cause further damage to Azerbaijan

Mineral Wealth Poised to Turn Islamic Iran into an Economic Giant

Tahir Mustafa

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

Iran’s mineral wealth estimated at $700 billion may reach as high as $1.4 trillion. Once brought on stream, it will make Islamic Iran an economic powerhouse in the region. It is already a regional military power.

Demands for Change in Canada’s Foreign Policy Grow after Failed Bid for UNSC Seat

Khadijah Ali

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

For the second time in a decade, the global community rejected Canada’s bid for a seat at the United Nations Security Council table. This has led to demands by human rights activists for Ottawa to have seriously review its pro-Israeli, anti-Palestinian policy.

Assessment of the Protest Movement in Algeria

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

The Islamic movement was missing from anti-government protests in Algeria last year. How did this come about when in the 1990s, the Islamic Salvation Front had swept all polls—local as well as those at state level? We examine the issue.

Iran Defies US Bullying and Helps Venezuela

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14412020-07-01

Iran’s oil and food shipments to Venezuela are a game-changer that challenge US hegemony in its backyard. Iran sees Venezuela as a fellow victim of US-Nato bullying and is willing to extend a helping hand.

Post-Lockdown Economics

Maksud Djavadov

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

Given that trillions of dollars have been pumped into Western economies because of the pandemic, it will be difficult to argue after the lockdown is eased that money is not available for social and health programs to help the poor.

Syria, the Daily Beast and Crude Propaganda

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

After reading critical comments in some Russian media outlets about government of Bashar al-Asad in Syria, Western media speculated that Moscow wants to get rid of him. This is based on the assumption that the Russian media takes orders from the Kremlin. It doesn’t.

Israel’s Short-term Gain will Turn into Long-term Loss

Khadijah Ali

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

Outwardly it may appear that Israel will grab more Palestinian land, in the long-run it will prove disadvantageous. No Palestinian will be able to make a deal with the Zionists in future. The Palestinian Authority’s failure proves this spectacularly.

“Opposition” Parties in the Muslim World: The Case of Turkey

Tahir Mustafa

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

MHP: Turkey’s friendly opposition that is used by the establishment to push certain policies

The World after COVID-19

Brecht Jonkers

Shawwal 09, 14412020-06-01

The balance of power is likely to shift away from the West toward Asia in the aftermath of the pandemic. This is based on how Asian countries have dealt with pandemic compared to Western countries.

US Whisks Khiam Torturer Out of Lebanon

Waseem Shehzad

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

Amer Fakhoury, a notorious torturer and Zionist agent, escaped justice when he was whisked out of Lebanon by the US. He was warden at the Zionist-supervised, SLA-run infamous Khiam concentration camp where Lebanese strugglers including women and children were brutally tortured until its liberation in May 2000.

Post-US Withdrawal Plots Against Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

The US and its NATO allies do not give up on mischief. They may withdraw all forces from Afghanistan but their destabilization activities will not cease.

Political Angle of the Saudi-Russian Economic War

Ayman Ahmed

Sha'ban 07, 14412020-04-01

The Saudis are not likely to get away with their disruptive oil policy that is affecting Russian interests. There will be blowback and it will cost the Saudis more than they bargained for.

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