In the dying days of Donald Trump’s presidency, one of his most loyal lieutenants was determined to make history, Mike Pompeo eyes history on Israel swansong trip (a term used for any last action before Retirement or death). (Source: BBC.arabic – BBC)
Question: The US presidential election was accompanied this time with tensions between President Trump and his Democratic opponent Biden, then Biden won, as was announced by the news media, but Trump did not acknowledge the result. So, are the tensions that accompanied the elections on the way to calm after Biden’s victory? Is there a […]
America is at a cross-road as the legal teams of Trump and Biden square it out in court in relation to elections fraud. On the other hand, their respective campaigns and pro-media are engaging on protracted propaganda wars to discredit each other. Their supporters are discontented and protesting for their victory.
The US Presidential election put on display the deep divisions in the US and something US president Donald Trump for long played upon. The new US president now faces significant challenges in navigating the US through numerous strategic challenges. The electoral victory of the Democrats in many ways doesn’t change the fact that the US […]
The United States presidential elections were supposed to produce a sweeping victory for Joe Biden and a decisive win for the Democrats. The vote was supposed to signal a clear break with the past; ushering in a new morning after a dark night in America.
President Trump is mounting legal challenges and some votes are still uncounted, but the result is clear and Joe Biden is US president elect with 50.6% of the votes, and Trump, with 47.7% of the votes, will have to leave the White House in January. About 70 million Americans voted for Trump, but many of […]
After a long wait, Biden was eventually declared President of America much to the consternation of Trump. Trump quipped that Biden had stolen the election. While senior Republicans distanced themselves from Trump’s efforts to remain in office, Biden promised “to be a president who seeks not to divide, but to unify.”  Will Biden’s message […]
“Agonizing Wait Ends as Biden Wins in Deeply Divided US After a much closer contest than pollsters anticipated, a prolonged count and allegations by Trump and the Republican Party; Democrat Joe Biden has led in the electoral college votes needed to become president elect.
After a much closer contest than pollsters anticipated, a prolonged count and allegations of fraud by Trump and the Republican Party; Democrat Joe Biden has led in the electoral college votes needed to become president elect.
The presidents before Trump were complicit in manufacturing wars to further American colonial adventurism, just as Trump has continued to assert American control overseas. As the presidents change, very little else does. Joe Biden taking the reins of power will offer more of the same. Rather than looking at the short-term temporary gains in backing one horse […]
The Muslims are being told many different things about voting in the upcoming U.S. elections. The Muslim community is under a cloud of intimidation, suspicion and focus – there is a concerted effort, similar to previous presidential elections, to pressure Muslims to vote, whether based on fear, benefit and/or a form of civic duty. Rather […]
مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا “whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had […]
Michael Cohen has written a book about his relationship with the US president called: “The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump”. The forward to the book, which the Trump administration tried to block, was released yesterday.
Question: Nearly two weeks ago, the United States was engulfed by large-scale protests in some areas, which were permeated by violence, looting of shops, and burning of police stations. Can the killing of a black man in America ignite such protests? This has happened a lot in the past few years and there have been […]
Americans have been locked in their homes fearing a new virus that has killed more than 100,000 Americans this year, but the death of just one man on the 25th of May brought them out onto the streets to protest, with looting and setting of fires raising fears of civil war.
US President Trump has announced that he deployed thousands of heavily armed military personnel and security forces to combat the violence in the country. A two-day curfew has been declared in the US capital, Washington DC, after protests intensified on the police killing of African-American George Floyd. Tim Walz, the governor of the state of […]
One of Trump’s tweets read, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone…..”
Tense protests over the death of George Floyd raged over a fifth consecutive night on Saturday in cities across the US, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles where police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides.
Health officials grappled with its disproportionate impact on black Americans. The disparity is especially stark in cities like New Orleans, Chicago and Detroit, where high concentrations of African Americans live. In Chicago, which is 30% black, black Americans account for 70% of all coronavirus cases in the city and more than half of the state’s deaths. “We know […]
Trump said during his daily press briefing on the 10th of April that, “over the years, many years, we’ve been paying them from 300 to 500, and even more, million dollars a year. China has been paying them less than 40 over the years. So we’re paying them more than 10 times more than China. […]
The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month, raising concerns among health experts and economists of a possible covid-19 resurgence if Americans return to their normal lives before the virus is truly stamped out. Behind closed doors, President Trump — concerned with the sagging economy — has sought a strategy […]
“Donald Trump was warned at the end of January by one of his top White House advisers that coronavirus had the potential to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans and derail the US economy, unless tough action were taken immediately, new memos have revealed.” (Source: The Guardian)
On the 6th April, the UK Guardian website published an article entitled, “Coronavirus is Revealing How Broken America’s Economy Really Is,” where it detailed the severe failings of the US’s health care and economic systems which have led to the country being unprepared to deal effectively with the coronavirus pandemic.
The US has been accused of redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use. Mr. Geisel said the diversion of masks from Berlin amounted to an “act of modern piracy”, urging the Trump administration to adhere to international trading rules.  “This is not how you deal with transatlantic partners,” the minister said. “Even in […]
Donald Trump has extended America’s national shut down for a month, bowing to public health experts, and scientific reality, and warning that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is yet to come.
The US is facing catastrophe and has overtaken Germany and France in the last two days for Covid-19 cases, and although Italy now has twice as many cases as the US, the cumulative total number of cases is doubling every 4 days in Italy, while it is doubling every 2 days in the US. Trump […]
CNN complained about Trump on the 13th of March with the headline: “Why it matters A LOT that Trump hasn’t been tested for coronavirus” despite having come into contact with an infected person last week. When asked if he would take a test, his response was: “Let’s put it this way, I’m not concerned, OK?” […]
Trump’s impeachment divided the US. Some have said that the US constitution is being shredded, and in a symbolic show of defiance, and hours after the Senate acquitted Trump, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, made a shocking public gesture on live television. It happened as Trump finished making his annual ‘State […]
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the run-up to the federal elections in Canada in 2019, it was not uncommon to hear the Muslim community being scare-mongered to vote for the Liberal Party out of fear of a possible Conservative Party victory. This fear has been fueled by a rise in right-wing rhetoric, as public declarations […]
America’s grand strategy is facing a crisis of confidence with anyone who is publicly commenting on its future direction. A considerable amount of confusion and discontent is present amongst the different factions of the foreign policy experts in regard to the American strategy. In this year’s Foreign Affairs Magazine, the May/June edition, experts reviewed the […]