A Guardian Newspaper headline reported: “Donald Trump cancels London visit amid protest fears” while CNN reported the same day, 12th of January 2018, that a “US ambassador resigns, saying he can no longer work with Trump”.
Newsweek reported that Trump’s legal team were doing their utmost to block the publication Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury.’ Is That Constitutional? . The book paints a damning picture of Trump’s Whitehouse, and Wolf describes the President as the “least credible person who has ever walked the earth” .
The US vision of its place in the world has changed since Obama’s administration published the previous US National Security Strategy in 2015. The US seemed confident two years ago of its leadership in the world: “The United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard […]
According to CNBC: U.S. defense modernization efforts are “failing to keep pace” when compared with its two big adversaries, and American forces are “poorly postured to meet key challenges in Europe and East Asia,” according to a starkly worded new report from think-tank Rand.
The challenges to President Trump’s leadership never stop growing and articles of impeachment against him have been drawn. Impeachment is a power given by Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, which states, “The President, Vice-President, and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and […]
A Virginia school district has placed a teacher on leave for removing a student’s hijab from her head. The student took to Twitter after the incident Wednesday saying that her hijab was “ripped off her head” by a teacher she appreciated and valued, according to WJLA.
A vehicle-ramming attack in New York City has drawn a strong reaction from US President Donald Trump, who called the attacker “very sick and deranged” on Twitter and pledged to step up vetting of those entering the US.
According to CNN reporting on the 12th of October, “President Donald Trump slammed Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying its power grid and infrastructure were a “disaster” before two hurricanes hit last month and he threatened to pull federal emergency management workers from the storm-ravaged island”. Trump’s remarks are the latest in a series of disparaging […]
The US has a long and ugly colonial history, but while most US politicians try to cover the crimes of colonialism, the current US president boasts about them proudly. Following the recent terror attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona, Spain, Trump tweeted: “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when […]
A car driven by a neo Nazi, James Alex Fields Jr., was driven into a crowd of counter protesters during a “Unite the Right” rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups in the town of Charlottesville, Virginia on the 12th of August, 2017. The attack killed a 32-year-old woman, Heather D. Heyer, and injured […]
The summer of 2017 is the decade anniversary of the global economic crisis. Lehman Brothers in the US collapsed, Wall Street went into meltdown and the world economy plunged into crisis. Trillions were lost in output ($22 trillion in the US, within just five years), millions of workers were made redundant and thousands of promises […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 755 US embassy workers “must stop their activity in the Russian Federation” on September 1st. This escalation in diplomatic tension follows Trump’s signing of a new package of sanctions on Russia, which were passed by Congress with an overwhelming majority from both the Republicans and Democrats, and Trump was […]
This week US President Trump approved sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. He said, “I favor tough measures to punish and deter bad behavior by the rogue regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang. I also support making clear that America will not tolerate interference in our democratic process, and that we will side with our […]
Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world, is on the verge of collapse as its economic and political crisis has deteriorated to the point that many government offices open for only two days a week to save electricity. Food shortages are causing lengthy ques for basic necessities. The healthcare system has […]
Disbelief and acrimony met Trump’s recent visit to Europe. European leaders at first were bemused and later angry at Trump’s lack of commitment to several Western inspired initiatives. Some interpreted the public spat as an ominous sign that the West is in decline, while others chose to emphasize the leadership void left behind America.
“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Mr. Trump said, according to a document, which was read to The New York Times by an American official. “I faced great pressure because of Russia.” These are strange words for a US president to say to a Russian Foreign […]
Much has been written about US President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. For obvious reasons the media has chosen to focus on his failures but very little has been mentioned about Trump’s foreign policy.
On April 20th 2017 CNN reported that news anchor Bill O’Reilly would be receiving a payout of tens of millions of dollars after he was removed from Fox News’s most popular news program after numerous allegations of harassment were brought forward by many women during the numerous years of his career. Sources say the amount […]
On April 12, 2017, the US President, Donald Trump, reversed his position on a number of foreign policy issues, for which he was effectively elected for. Trump presented himself as anti-Establishment and someone who represented the true American populace who lost their jobs to China and who the political elite have neglected. His pitch was […]
Missiles and trade have been hot subjects between the US and China, and the world was watching to see what would happen when Trump hosted Chinese president Xi Jinping for their two-day summit on the 6th and 7th of April. Before his election, Trump insisted that China was “our enemy”, and a Chinese military official […]
The far-right Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, is campaigning in the Dutch elections on an anti-Islam platform, and Republican US Congressman Steve King of Iowa ‘tweeted’ support for his racist agenda on the 12th of March: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” His tweet […]
Republican state Rep. John Bennett’s office distributed the questionnaire on Thursday as the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations organized its annual Muslim Day at the Capitol. The lawmaker’s office gave the list of questions to three Islamic school students who came to his office and asked to speak with him.
After fighting the oppression of the American authorities for over a quarter a century, the scholar Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman passed away on Saturday,18th February 2017, to his Lord; underlining by his death in the American prisons of tyranny, a compelling testimony that reveals the enmity of America to Islam and Muslims, and documents the lie […]
There has been much political soul-searching in the United States about the eclipse of American power and influence across the world. Some have even suggested this steady decline to be irreversible and inevitable. The word ‘decline’, often associated with empires has entered political debate, with talk of a post-American world and the inexorable rise of […]
In response to Trump’s constant claims about a huge threat to the US from Muslim terrorists, the New York Times posted a story on the 11th of February 2017, with the headline: “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists”. The New York Times quoted research from the Cato Institute showing that “between 1975 and 2015, terrorists born […]
When President Trump took a phone call from the leader of Taiwan in December and asserted that the United States might no longer be bound by the “One China” policy, his defenders hailed it as a show of strength — the latest delicate issue on which Mr. Trump was willing to challenge decades of diplomatic […]
Question: The previous US administration’s important achievement in Syria i.e. the surrendering of Aleppo to the Syrian regime has coincided with its imminent departure: the administration was following a plan that was bearing “fruits” on borrowed time… and now after the advent of the new administration of President Trump on 20/01/2017, what is expected from […]
The funerals of the 6 men killed in a terrorist attack on a mosque in Quebec, Canada were held on the 2nd an 3rd February, after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, where another nineteen were injured. Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, where more than 50 […]
On February 4th 2017, US authorities rolled back a controversial travel ban on people from seven Muslim countries after a judge suspended it. The state department said it was reversing the cancellation of visas, 60,000 of which were revoked after President Donald Trump’s order. Will this end Trump’s negative policies towards the Muslim world?
US President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims from seven Muslim majority countries has agitated Muslims in America. However, this is but a mere continuation of the so-called “war on terror” which has again revealed its anti-Islam origins. Our focus as Muslims must be to understand the current reality and formulate our response in light of […]