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 […]
After completion of five days in the House of Representatives of heated public hearings into President Trump’s alleged abuses of power, America waits for the date of an impeachment vote to be announced. Democrats had controlled the inquiry, which was held by the Select Committee on Intelligence, and they decided which witnesses to call. The […]
On the 12th of November, President Donald Trump gave a revealing speech at the Economic Club of New York. “When I meet with the leaders of countries as they come in — kings and queens and prime ministers and presidents and dictators, I meet ’em all,” he said. He made it clear that US relations […]
Despite US President Donald Trump openly linking the presence of US troops in the Middle East to oil, the American establishment continues to justify military presence in terms of American self-defense against militant threats. According to Politico:
The first cracks in support for President Trump appeared within his own party this week after further damning revelations of corruption in US foreign policy surfaced. Trump was accused of “betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections” when an impeachment inquiry against him […]
In an opinion piece on the 11th of October, 2019, a Washington Post headline read, “U.S. foreign policy is for sale. Who else is buying?” The Washington Post was reporting on the Congressional testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, former ambassador to Ukraine, who was sacked and told to go home “on the next plane” because “her […]
“It doesn’t matter who becomes the next president, the world is governed by market forces.”  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; […]
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 […]
On Saturday, 3rd of August, the United States of America witnessed its 17th deadly mass shooting so far in 2019, when 20 people were massacred in El Paso, Texas and then another 9 people on Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. Since the beginning of this year, there has been a mass shooting every 13 days on […]
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 […]
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 US Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta, stood beside President Trump on the 13th of July and announced his resignation in front of the US media who were publicizing Acosta’s agreement to let a rich pedophile escape justice in 2008 while he was US Attorney in Miami. Trump praised him highly for his current work within […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is Tolerated and What Isn’t? Omar introduces bill sanctioning Brunei over anti-homosexuality law US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) this week introduced legislation that would bar any Brunei government official enforcing the nation’s “draconian” penal code from doing business with the U.S.
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”.  In contrast, inhabitants in South Asia are living with America’s waning global fortunes. According to a survey by the ASEAN […]
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.
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 […]
The Washington Post printed an article on the 12th of February entitled: “‘You can feel it now’: New Democrats push party, and 2020 candidates, to the left on divisive issues”. The story focuses upon a shift to the left in Democrat politics in preparation for the 2020 US presidential election campaign. “A new generation of […]
Trump’s bedeviled promise of a great America surrounded by a wall has led to the longest ever US government shutdown with no end in sight. CNBC reported on the 15th of January under the title: “Why Democrats are unlikely to cave on Trump’s border wall as longest government shutdown ever drags on” that the shutdown […]
The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest ever, with no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday it reaches its 22nd day, overtaking the previous record – the 21-day shutdown in 1995-96 under then-President Bill Clinton.
The past year has been a difficult one for Muslim minorities around the world. We have seen an increase in overt hostility from governments in countries like India and China, along with an uptick in a climate of fear and hatred towards Muslims in Europe and North America. Even in Canada we have seen hostilities […]
At the first Cabinet meeting on January 2, 2019, Donald Trump criticized the regional countries, particularly Russia, Pakistan and India by directly urging them to become more involved in the ‘war on terror’ in Afghanistan. “Yet the US has been fighting from 6,000 miles away”, Trump emphasized, and called on the aforesaid countries to take […]
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 […]
The half-way point of President Donald Trump’s term in office saw him lose the House of Representatives but hold onto Congress. His campaign like much of his campaign for the president was based anti-immigration, anti-migrant and anti-foreigner ticket and how only he could lead the US into the future. Donald Trump has thrown all the […]