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 […]
On Sunday January 29th, a mass shooting occurred at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. The shooting resulted in the murder of 6 Muslims, as well as 5 others who were critically injured and 12 who sustained minor injuries. Currently, Alexandre Bissonnette of Quebec City faces 6 counts of first degree murder and 5 counts […]
US President Donald Trump has done well to keep the attention of a volatile world on himself for weeks on end. His recipe is simple; keep proposing and implementing the same crazy ideas he promised during his election campaign. Western media and liberal commentators then respond with what they do best; blow the situation out […]
During Donald Trump’s first week as US president, he enacted controversial campaign pledges sending shock waves around the world. Exactly as promised, Trump banned entry to the US from seven Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended refugee admissions for 120 days, he began repealing and replacing ‘Obamacare’, he cancelled the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, […]
President elect Donald Trump outlined policies that could change international relations significantly, and developments in the US Senate between the 10th and 13th of January, including open investigative sessions as part of the procedure for approving Trump’s nominees for his new cabinet have shed light on future relations with Russia, China, Mexico and the Middle […]
As President Obama prepares to leave the White House on the 20th January 2017, the future of US-Russia relations is in turmoil. President-elect Trump has called for friendly relations with Russia, while outgoing President Obama raised tensions by announcing the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats on the 29th December, 2016. This follows reports from the […]
None of them have spared any effort in their maliciousness against Islam and Muslims The White House announced that the new president Donald Trump is open to the idea of carrying out joint operations with Russia against the “Islamic State Organisation” in Syria. And prior to this, the Pentagon denied the Russian Defense Ministry report […]
Gregory Krieg of US news channel CNN reported (Last updated version: 12:53 GMT, 13th January, 2017) tumultuous events in US politics under the headline: “What the last 48 hours told us about Trump’s next 4 years.” Donald Trump’s first press conference in 5 months came at the same time as the start of a long […]
President-elect Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the intelligence community Friday morning, blaming it once again for leaking an unverified report containing compromising and salacious allegations about him to the media and citing the Russian government as proof that the dossier’s allegations are false. [Politico]