Tag: TRUMP

Defeating the Defeatist Mentality

The whole post 9/11 era has been one of immense stress and trauma, with a well-orchestrated Islamophobic campaign demonising and maligning us and our beloved religion.

War on Terror 2.0 to be “Global War on Islam”

Reality shows are supposed to convey a sense of reality using “real-life” people. The “reality” is, however, that the shows are as real as the statements coming forth from the mouths of politicians. This is the case in a post-modern age when lying has become an unquestioned furniture of an increasingly dire political landscape. As the flurry of well-orchestrated distraction events unfold

Hitler isn’t as unique as people pretend

If Hitler were alive today he would be delighted to see how fast and far Europe is progressing down his preferred path. I suspect he would have particularly liked the phrase “multiculturalism has failed”. It might remind him of the time he said “the leader of genius must have the ability

Could Trump actually be good for Muslims and Islam?

Donald Trump has moved seamlessly from President-elect to President. In fact, so seamless has been the transition that he seems identical to the one who started as the prospective Republican nominee. Trump is just as egocentric, brash, brazen and still as Twitter-obsessed as he has always been. For all his faults, one

Trump isn’t the problem. America is.

It is heartening to see some American people standing with Muslims and against Donald Trump and his policies. Hopefully something productive will come of the protests and civil actions. However, Muslims around the world should be under no illusions about the direction American society has taken and will continue go

Will Muslims be Collateral Damage in the new Cold War?

Renewed tension with Russia amid new Cold War fears means new realities for the Muslim World In the early 1980s a policy that was orchestrated by the Reagan Administration, named after none other than the then President himself, came into effect in Afghanistan. The Reagan Doctrine provided aid to anti-communist groups and resistance movements in

An Alternative Look at Trump

On the 8th November 2016, many Americans went to the polling stations to select the next President of the United States of America. The 2016 election year saw a difficult choice between two candidates: one a populist businessman demagogue whose rhetoric and seemingly bigoted policies have alarmingly resonated with a