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]
Question: US President Obama announced on 29/12/2016, three weeks before his departure, of a number of tough sanctions against Russia, including the expulsion of a large number of Russian diplomats from the US, 35 diplomats and the closure of missions and complexes of Russian diplomats in Maryland and New York under the pretext of espionage. […]
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
Trump’s presidential victory along with Brexit has encouraged populist movements across Europe to take a firm stand against the ruling elites of the West. The driving engine behind the success of the populist movements are issues like immigration, globalization and the fear of Islam. The latter has caused deep anguish not only for Muslim residents […]
Introduction As, the unexpected to many, results of the US presidential elections emerged on the 9th of November 2016, a barrage of opinions ensued across the world from politicians, intellectuals etc. The division within US, more so in the general masses as compared to the elite, has never been so evident.
After what many saw as a surprise victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. elections, there is a lot of speculation, debate and even panic about what a Trump presidency will mean for America and the wider world – including the Muslim world.
Fear, shock, and gloom are emotions experienced by Muslims after the United States Presidential elections of 2016. Concerns about registering Muslims residing in the US, stop-and-frisk, banning Muslims from entering the US, and increased attacks on Muslims are a few of the topics dominating conversations in the Muslim community.
Question: There is a question I did not find it a convincing answer to it, which is: How Trump beats Clinton by a wide margin, given that opinion polls prior to the election on 08/11/2016 indicated Clinton was strikingly ahead of Trump? Also, Trump’s statements during the election campaign were fiery on all fronts: on […]
In an already unstable world, the news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has generated more anxiety and confusion. In truth, the election reflects the fact that the failing ideology of Capitalism is unable to provide answers to the problems of its people. In the absence of an alternative, emotional rhetoric has […]
Much of the world continues to digest the victory of Donald Trump over veteran Hilary Clinton for the President of the USA. Trump overwhelmingly defeated Clinton winning a number of states that were for long considered democrat heartlands (Hilary Clinton won the popular vote). Many analysts have been falling over themselves to determine what this […]
The Washington Times – Saturday, November 12, 2016 reported that “Law enforcement arrested 33 Dakota Access pipeline protesters Friday after they slashed tires, destroyed a construction site, blocked county roads and attacked an officer with a stake near Mandan, North Dakota. The latest clash brought to roughly 500 the number of activists arrested by local […]
وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَا فِي كُلِّ قَرْيَةٍ أَكَابِرَ مُجْرِمِيهَا لِيَمْكُرُوا فِيهَا وَمَا يَمْكُرُونَ إِلَّا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ “And thus We have placed within every city the greatest of its criminals to conspire therein. But they conspire not except against themselves, and they perceive it not” (Al-An’aam: 123)
The US presidential elections are finally over with Donald Trump crowned winner but in this whole circus performance, the joke has been on ‘Democracy’. This entire cringeworthy process has showcased to the world the ingrained fault lines and dangers of the democratic system. It has been an election steeped in the gutter politics of personalized […]
2016 is US President, Barack Hussain Obama’s final year in office. As per the US Constitution, he is barred from running for a third term. As a result, Obama will now be finalising his legacy. That freezing morning on January 20, 2009, when Obama took his oath, as the US President, he achieved something no […]
Big businesses rule America, not the demos (people). As the controversial elections continue to attract attention, many have forgotten who really pulls the strings in corporate America. In 2012, The New York Times estimated that approximately $6.3 billion had been pumped into both the presidential and congressional elections. In 2016, The New York Times revealed […]
Chicago is currently the murder capital of the U.S., and the Chicago Tribune reported on the 10th of October 2016, that “five people were killed and at least 35 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago, bringing the total number of people shot so far this year to at least 3,366”.