Israel's incessant criticism of the Europeans for being lukewarm supporters and soft on "terrorism" is apparently forgotten. Just as Israel was about to invade southern Lebanon in a seek-and-destroy mission against Hezbullah, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert suggests a European peace force be deployed there. Why this [Read more]
All of the region's concerned parties want to keep Damascus out of efforts to put pressure on Israel and Hezbullah. For a number of different reasons, the governments involved don't want the open battlefield to extend beyond the Lebanese border.
Even when President Bush said a few days ago that Syria must pay a price, [Read more]
Despite growing international calls for restraint from the Europeans and Russians, Israeli military aggression was last night threatening to unleash even more chaos and bloodshed and ratchet up the tension in the region to a dangerous degree. In harrowing scenes reminiscent of the 1982 build-up when it invaded Lebanon [Read more]
Any casual observer of global developments understands that the United States seeks to take full control of the world in the guise of promoting democracy and peace or fighting terrorists.
Such an observer will also note that the U.S. has not only failed over the past several decades to resolve international disputes, [Read more]
"Would Osama bin Laden have ended up so anti-American if he had the chance you had, to live and study in the U.S.?" the American journalist asked me.
I gave him a long answer (sorry, it wasn't an easy question): "Many Muslims went to America conservative and came back liberal. Yet others first became conservative, [Read more]
The first foreign culture that I encountered, outside of classes on the Holy Koran, was through comic books. Even today, I continue to frequent movies inspired by comic books. These movies return me to my childhood. With their innocence, children are capable of experiencing the power of fiction. In this way children [Read more]
It seems that the United States is not content to occupy Iraq and Afghanistan, but that it also wants to meddle in the Sudan. American intentions toward Sudan have been clear since the crisis began in Western Sudan's Darfur Province. At the start of the crisis, Washington made many statements wherein it described the [Read more]
It's not only the Persian Gulf States that be severely damaged in the event of a fourth War in the region. Today, as America and Israel accuse Iran's military of pursuing a program to manufacture nuclear weapons, the threat of such a war is increasing. Beyond the Persian Gulf states, if America or Israel carries out [Read more]
Is there a U.S. strategy for the ring of fire of Iraq, Iran, the Gulf and beyond? This question is being debated at America's highest levels, but the facts of these debates differ from those in [Arabic] media broadcasts. Even inside Congress itself - with its Democratic majority - the interests of the people are not [Read more]
"So, where is your media outrage? Instead, you show Western hostage beheadings, allow Muslim fanatics to preach on TV and radio, and publish hate speeches against Christians and Jews. Where is the shame? Where are your principles? You should be campaigning for peace, tolerance and human rights and against intolerance, [Read more]