All posts filed under: Americas

Making Sense of Trump’s Economic Nationalism

“It doesn’t matter who becomes the next president, the world is governed by market forces.” [1] Alan Greenspan The world is going through a transition, where economic liberalism and globalism are shifting towards economic nationalism and patriotism, with US President Donald Trump leading the way. Globalism has significantly benefited the United States since the 1990s; […]

Americans are Slaughtered as Capitalism Fails to Justify its Inability to Deliver the Success and Happiness that it Falsely Promises

After the mass shootings during an especially bloody weekend in the US, which left 9 victims dead in Dayton and 22 dead in El Paso, The BBC asked: “El Paso and Dayton: Two mass shootings – will anything change?” The BBC pointed out that the US has suffered a long history of mass shootings and […]

Domestic Terrorism: A Product of Secular Liberalism

On Saturday, 20 people were massacred in El Paso, Texas and then another 9 innocent lives were taken on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. Unfortunately, such tragedies have become all too common in our society – another day, another mass shooting. We have yet again witnessed domestic terrorism carried out by white nationalists/supremacists in America. Over […]

Headline News 07/08/2019

India Revoked Kashmir Autonomy Counter-Terror Chief says Policing Alone Cannot Beat Extremism US Imposes More Sanctions on Venezuela  India Revoked Kashmir Autonomy India’s government has revoked part of the constitution that gives Indian-occupied Kashmir special status. The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind issued a presidential decree supplanting the Indian Constitution’s Article 370, which grants Jammu […]

The Picture that Shames America

On 26th June, the London Evening Standard devoted its front page to a picture of a drowned father and his two year old daughter with the title “the picture that shames America.” The article wrote about how this young family was tragically destroyed attempting to enter the USA in search of the American dream, to […]

The Death of Immigrants Due to the US’s Hostile Anti-Immigration Policy is Symbolic of the Inevitable Demise of the Capitalistic System and Nation State Politics

On 26th June, the media widely publicized the picture of the tragic death of the South American immigrant, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez who drowned in the Rio Grande River with his 2-year-old daughter while trying to cross the US-Mexico border. The young father left El Salvador, a desperately poor country, to seek a better life […]

America’s Fading World Order

A recent Pew poll asked Americans to look 30 years into the future and this produced some interesting results. The American public foresees “a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage”. [1] In contrast, inhabitants in South Asia are living with America’s waning global fortunes. According to a survey by the ASEAN […]

Only Khilafah will Reveal the Western War Crimes in Afghanistan and React Firmly Against such Measures

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a policy of US visa restrictions on International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators if they intend to probe the US military war crimes in Afghanistan. He added that the US will take additional steps, including economic sanctions, if the ICC does not change its course.

Q&A: America’s Withdrawal from the Missile Treaty with Russia

Question: The US Secretary of State officially announced in the beginning of this month the withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty- the reduction of medium and short-range missiles) signed with Russia in 1987. What are the dimensions of this American withdrawal? Did Russia really violate the treaty or […]

Partial US Government Shutdown

The US federal government has been partially ‘shutdown’ since the 22nd of December, 2018, and now, going into January, 2019, there are 800,000 federal employees without pay. They are struggling to cover their mortgage repayments, and some have been returning Christmas presents to pay their bills. Some government services have the reason for the shutdown […]

Muslims raise over £200,000 within hours for victims of the Pittsburg Synagogue shooting

Two Muslim organizations have raised nearly $200,000 to help victims and their families following the shooting massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The online fund-raiser was part of a broad outpouring of assistance in response to the anti-Semitic attack, which killed 11 people and left six others injured, including blood […]

Q&A: Trump and the NATO Summit

Question: The NATO summit was held in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the capital of the European Union, on 11 and 12 /7/2018. It was attended by the American president and the leaders of the 29-member states of the alliance. The debate between them and Trump intensified and almost was confined to the issue […]

Sino-American Trade War is a Struggle for American Supremacy

Recently, China has accused the United States of starting the “biggest trade war in history”. The Trump administration’s 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts [1]. Meanwhile, Beijing has promised to respond in kind.  Are we really looking at a large-scale trade […]

Trump’s Caging of Migrant Children Exemplifies the Inhumane Unconscionable Nature of America’s Nationalistic Democratic System

Under the American President’s vile ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy, around 2000 children, some as young as 4 or 5, of those classified as ‘illegal immigrants’, have been forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border over the past six weeks alone. They have been placed in wire mesh cages in detention centres, whose conditions have […]