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Israel Defies UN Efforts to Bring it into Compliance with Int’l Law: Prof. William A. Cook

WilliamCook

By Kourosh Ziabari Nearly seven decades after the eruption of what turned out to be one of the longest-running, most violent confrontations of the modern history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be on the headlines, and despite the loss of so much political and financial capital, refuses to be resolved in a meaningful and sustainable way. In a recent op-ed …

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The Refugee Crisis Threatens Euro-American Economic Domination: Prof. Serena Parekh

Serena Parekh

By Kourosh Ziabari While the European Union grapples with the biggest refugee crisis since the World War II, there’s a heated debate going on as to whether taking in asylum-seekers and helping them resettle is a moral and legal responsibility which the EU countries should assume. According to the UN estimates, more than 15.5 million people have been displaced as …

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The Swedish FM Has Been Unsparing in Criticizing Saudi Arabia, Israel and ISIS: Prof. Vijay Prashad

The Swedish FM Has Been Unsparing in Criticizing Saudi Arabia, Israel and ISIS: Prof. Vijay Prashad

By Kourosh Ziabari On January 12, the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for an investigation into the “extrajudicial killing” of Palestinians by the Israeli forces. It’s said that at least 141 Palestinians have been assassinated by Israel since mid-September 2015. Israel maintains that these Palestinians were engaged in a campaign of incitement against its citizens and soldiers, stabbing or …

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Politically Inspired Execution of Dissidents Erode Popular Support for Saudi Arabia: Ian Williams

Ian-Williams

By Kourosh Ziabari As the sectarian tensions soar in the Middle East and the ISIS terrorists continue to wreak havoc on the people of Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia’s role in the deteriorating situation in the region has come under closer scrutiny. Saudi Arabia is involved in regional squabbles on different fronts: in March 2015, it embarked on a unilateral …

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There Is a Tacit Agreement Between the Saudi Government, Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Prof. Derek Ford

There Is a Tacit Agreement Between the Saudi Government, Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Prof. Derek Ford

By Kourosh Ziabari With the breakdown of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh and critical comments coming from here and there lambasting the execution of dissident Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabia is finding itself in the middle of a serious legitimacy crisis. Saudi Arabia’s PR campaign in the United States is said to be heavily-funded and there are …

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Donald Trump’s Comments Are Inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution: Tayyib Rashid

Donald Trump’s Comments Are Inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution: Tayyib Rashid

By Kourosh Ziabari

The incendiary statement made by the Republican U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in December 2015, who called for the “complete shutdown” of all Muslims from entering the United States, provoked outrage and dismay across the world and underlined the rise of an Islamophobic trend in the campaign season rhetoric in America. Many American Muslims reacted to Trump’s comments by saying that his prejudiced conviction was unconstitutional and un-American and ran counter to the principle of freedom of religion sustained in the First Amendment.

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It’s Impossible to Hold 1.6 Billion Muslims Accountable over the Atrocities of Daesh: Tasnim Nazeer

It’s Impossible to Hold 1.6 Billion Muslims Accountable over the Atrocities of Daesh: Tasnim Nazeer

By Kourosh Ziabari

The Paris attacks on November 13 and 14, which the terrorist group ISIS claimed the responsibility for, and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California on December 2 that was carried out by a Pakistani-American couple who had reportedly pledged allegiance to the ISIS leaders, have called global attention to the surge of violent extremism and the boundlessness of terrorism. In tandem with the growing alarmism at the brutalities of ISIS, the debate on Islamophobia and blind prejudice against Muslims has also been rejuvenated.

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U.S. Immigration Policies Will Become Worse and More Restrictive against Muslims: Max Ajl

U.S. Immigration Policies Will Become Worse and More Restrictive against Muslims: Max Ajl

By Kourosh Ziabari
The dreadful November 13 and 14 shooting attacks and explosions in Paris that claimed 130 lives and generated a new debate on the best strategies to fight the terrorist group ISIS, also raised the alarm for the Muslims already facing discrimination in the United States and Europe that their civil liberties might be further curbed.

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