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2013

The U.S. Government Shutdown in Perspective

TThe US Government shutdown and the impending debt default are rooted in a simple fact – America is living beyond its means. What is more, it is not the first time that there has been a shutdown of all government non-essential activities (it last happened in 1995) or the first time debt was close to exceeding […]

The Global Economic Crisis: Six Years On

August 2013 marked the sixth year anniversary of the global economic crisis. On the anniversary, European Union officials announced the end of the recession in Europe and produced data indicating that the economy was growing again. Similarly, the US also produced data showing its economy had grown over 1% in 2013. Chinese officials also announced […]

Financing a Worldwide Hegemony

Following the July 3rd Egyptian coup and the brutal bloodshed of the Muslim population by its army, the emergence of several indicators have made it clear that Saudi Arabia was directly involved. Not only did they provide financial support to both the secularists protesting against President Morsi as well as the coup with billions of […]

Is Democracy The Same as Shura in Islam?

Recent events in the Muslim world, triggered by the “Arab Spring” have ignited much debate and discussion about the role of Islam in daily life. Part of this debate is whether or not Islam is compatible with the modern world or not. Islam, with its unique forms of worship, social organization, political structure, and economic […]

War of Weapons or War of Words

Whether it was Obama’s tour in Europe or John Kerry’s testimony in the Senate, it seemed clear that a strike against Syria was inevitable. Many were caught by surprise when the Obama administration’s trajectory (or at least rhetorically) was suddenly re-routed when it accepted a Russian proposal which called upon Assad to hand over his […]

Do Not Be Sad & Do Not Despair: Massacres in Syria & Egypt

“By the heaven, holding the big stars . And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection);And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day; Cursed were the People Of the Ditch. Fire supplied [abundantly] with fuel, When they sat by it [the Fire]. And they witnessed what they were doing against the […]

Who are the Real Rulers in Egypt?

Facts the events in Egypt confirm The Islamists who participated in the Democratic process in all of its forms including elections to legislative parliaments and presidential elections with the idea that somehow Islam would be brought to Egypt clearly made a grave mistake in terms of not understanding the reality, and secondly not understanding the […]

Lessons From the Deposal of Muhammad Morsi

“The believer isn’t bitten from the same hole twice” In February of 2011, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power after ruling the country for more than 20 years. His rule was the extension of a corrupt, treacherous rule that had been establisted by his predecessors Jamal Abdul Nasser and Anwar Sadat. Shortly […]