All posts filed under: America

The West has Fallen into a ‘Post-Truth’ and ‘Fact-Free’ Era

Recent research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reported that “the surge of post-truth political argumentation suggests that we are living in a special historical period when it comes to the balance between emotion and reasoning,” and that “the post-truth era has taken many by surprise.” PNAS is a distinguished scientific […]

Decades of Anti-Islam Policies and Propaganda Continue to Stoke Violence Against Muslims in America

On December 14, 2021, a Muslim high school student, Ekran Mohammed, was shoved down and had her hijab forcibly removed by a fellow student while working on a project in a classroom. This violent incident happened after the student and others had reportedly made Islamophobic remarks and created an Islamic symbol and put an X […]

Views on the News 15/12/2021

Headlines: Tunisian President Extends Suspension Ann San Sui Kui Given Sentence Virtual Conference to Save Democracy Tunisian President Extends Suspension Tunisian President Kais has revealed the extension of the suspension of the country’s parliament, announcing that a referendum on constitutional reform will be held in July 2022, followed by parliamentary elections in December. In a speech […]

Views on the News: 08/12/2021

 Headlines: • Harvard Poll Shows Young Americans See US Democracy as Failing them • Biden-Putin Summit Harvard Poll Shows Young Americans See US Democracy as Failing them A majority of young Americans are worried about the state of democracy in the US according to a new poll of Americans (age 18-29) conducted by Harvard’s Kennedy […]

Is the US Turning its back upon Science and Losing in the Race against China?

Two articles this week from the Independent each throw light in different ways upon where the US is heading scientifically. On the 11th of October, a headline read: “Pentagon official quits claiming US cybersecurity is ‘kindergarten’ compared to China,” and on the 13th of October another headline read: “Pro-Trump candidate suggests taking all boats out […]

It is the Khilafah Alone that Can Replace the Crumbling American Economic Order

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing of 28 September 2021, US Treasury Secretary, Janet L. Yellen, warned US lawmakers on 28 September of “catastrophic” consequences, if Congress failed to raise or suspend the statutory debt limit by 18 October 2021, saying inaction could lead to a self-inflicted economic recession and a financial crisis. Then on […]

You reckon them united while their hearts are divided: The United States stabbed France in the back

Australia’s negotiations with the EU on a trade agreement have been postponed as the scandal surrounding Canberra’s decision to cancel its defense contract with Paris escalates. As noted, in solidarity with France, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen expressed doubt that the bloc could conclude a trade agreement with Australia.

Abortion in the USA

Abortion rights in the USA are being debated once again centering around Texas which has put forward a law which will stop women from getting an abortion after 6 weeks. Apart from the time limit, another controversial aspect of this law is the allowance of private citizens, as opposed to state officials, to bring cases […]

Views on the News 22/08/2021

Headlines: Turkey Extols Booming Defence Industry at International Arms Fair Afghanistan Faces Dire Financial Outlook, Warns Former Central Bank Chief Greatest Foreign Policy Humiliation: Trump Turkey Extols Booming Defence Industry at International Arms Fair The TF aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace is arguably the jewel in the crown of an industry that is widely […]

Protesters Topple Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II Statues in Canada

Canadian protesters have torn down and defaced statues of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II in anger over the historical treatment of indigenous people. Demonstrators gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba to highlight abuses under Canada’s residential schools system, which saw at least 150,000 indigenous children forced away from their families to assimilate them into Canadian society.

“Assault on America’s Democratic Foundations” or Essence of American Democracy?

The “New Trump scandal shows the depth of his assault on America’s democratic foundations,” according to CNN on the 11th June following explosive new revelations about Trump era targeting of his political opponents with the Department of Justice announcement that it initiated a review into “the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and […]

Views on the News 29/05/2021

Headlines: * Pilots Bombed Palestinian Buildings to ‘Vent Frustration’ * US Lifts Restrictions on South Korea’s Missile Development * Bangladesh Recognises Zionist Entity * Egypt Cements Role as Middle East Power Broker * US Intensifies Outreach to Pakistan as Withdrawal from Afghanistan Nears * Covid: China Hits Back as US Revisits Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory Pilots […]