Posts Tagged ‘West’

What freedom of speech?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful The recent blasphemous and disgusting insults that were made to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH), and all the unfortunate events that followed, require a conscious effort to detect the misunderstanding between these two civilizations, and clarify it. Any attempt to bridge the gap […]

Dear West: You have a problem

As a Muslim living in the west, I know firsthand how it feels to be viewed according to a preset prejudice. When someone has prejudice about you he only sees in you what validates that stereotype for him. If he happens to detect something good in you that could negate that prejudice, he attributes it […]

Types of isolation

I was thinking about the fact that only few people that I knew from Ukraine are on my Facebook account. The truth is, people in that part of the world have their own version of the internet, and it’s called “Runet”. It is a set of always expanding websites in Russian language that are designed […]

West, Islam, and guardians of ignorance

Since the dawn of time, ignorance was one of the best tools to control and manipulate people. Throughout the course of history, this control was practiced in different ways, but the concept always remained the same – Controlling what people know allows you to control them. In the medieval ages the church used to burn […]

Arab revolutions from Iran’s perspective

As the Arab spring continues to send shockwaves across the globe, regimes in the Middle East find themselves faced with unprecedented challenges. Sitting on the very edge of the Arab world, the Islamic Republic of Iran is faced with numerous burdens that could put a limit to its decade-long tide in the region, and pose […]

Islamophobia – another system failure

The world is plagued with Islamophobia. It’s just one more manifestation of humanity’s unnatural way of life; something in the category of pollution, wars, poverty, diseases, or hunger. Islamophobia is not only one of the main symptoms of this ailed world order, but might also be one of the main reasons for it. Muslims around […]

Before waving the Veto!

The secretary of state Hillary Clinton declared another flagrant biased statement in regard to the long-standing issue between the Palestinians and Israelis. One more time, another US administration fails to understand the significance of this bias on the relations between America, as a leader of the “free world”, and the Muslim world. Therefore, the great […]

Civilization orbits around the planet

The following is a translation of the first op-ed I published in Canada. It was published in Al-Qalam Arabic newspaper in Vancouver on Friday, August 19th, 2011.   Many people argue that the industrial revolution in Europe in the 18th century was sparked by knowledge acquired from the scientific achievements of Islamic civilization through earlier […]

The last manouver

The Egyptian president’s problem is that he thinks he is smart, when he is stupid. The problem with Obama, and the rest of the world leaders is that they are taking him seriously. The problem with Egypt is that this rotten regime managed throughout his three decades of Mubarak’s presidency to buy a lot of […]

Regardless to the outcome

Valuable lessons from the Egyptian revolution What happened in Egypt took everyone by surprise. Egyptians, Arabs, and even people and leaders in the west did not expect the momentum of Tunisian uprising to sweep the well-rooted authoritarian regime in Egypt this quickly. I wrote about the wrong bets that were made by some western leaders […]