Ensuring the protection of Alawites will expedite an end to the civil war in Syria. Published on the Fair Observer August 22, 2013
The backlash against Islamist following President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster in Egypt has meant collective punishment on the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip Published on Aslan Media August 13, 2013 […]
My piece on the peace process between Palestine and Israel. Read the article here. As published on Aslan Media July 16, 2013
Egypt is no longer beholden to any hegemonic power, which has created room for the reconstruction of relations between Egypt and Iran that has been all but non-existent since the […]
I’m just returning back from J-Street U’s West Coast conference here at Occidental College, and feel reminded of the struggles that lay ahead of the two-state movement in Israel and […]
It is a political statement, says D.K. Row of the Oregonian. A replica of Israel’s facility prison with a shadow that follows the same course the shadow at this facility […]
Yesterday, December 27 marked the one year anniversary of the Israeli assault on Gaza. Following 150 rockets sent by Hamas into Israel, killing 2 Israelis, Israel invaded Gaza in a […]
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Yeki-bood, yeki-nabood. Once upon a time, Hooman Majd starts theThe Ayatollah Begs to Differ with this universal phrase: Once upon a time. This book however is far from Iranian fiction, and even further from being a fairytale. It is very much a real story of one man’s travel back to his home country. However,compared to the figment of the Iran we see from the US, perhaps this story of Hooman’s travels in Iran will seem like a fantasy to us. Yeki-bood, yeki-nabood…A paradox of Shia Iran……
They’ve said that Netanyahu has “closed the door” on any peace proccess between the Palestinians and Israelis. On a post written by Marcy Newman, she settle Netanyahu’s 4 “no’s”: 1. […]
I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood as a beacon of Islamic learning, and for over a century, Cairo University has been a source of Egypt’s advancement. Together, you represent the harmony between tradition and progress. I am grateful for your hospitality, and the hospitality of the people of Egypt. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from Muslim communities in my country: assalaamu alaykum.
We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world – tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam…..