Category Archives: Arab World

With mosques under surveillance, Islamic State turns to football for recruitment

Islamist cutthroats playing football James Dorsey looks at how the Islamic State group is using football and sports clubs to recruit, despite targeting football matches and despising the game as an invention of infidels designed to distract the faithful from their religious obligations. Read more [...]

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

Overlapping Israeli and Saudi flags As relations between Israel and the Al Saud family warm up, James Dorsey explores the prospects offered by long-forgotten research by Arab historian Kamal Salibi which concluded that “Judaism’s Zion was not located in Israel but in Saudi Arabia”. Read more [...]

Time for sharing and a just economic model

Sharing the planet Graham Peebles highlights the damage to humanity inflicted by the neoliberal economic model, which is built upon greed and division, and argues that an alternative model, with sharing, justice and equality at its heart, is possible and overdue. Read more [...]

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

Saudi-inflicted destruction in Yemen James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons. Read more [...]

هل ما يحصل في سورية عقلاني أم جنون؟

Syria: rationality and realism منذر الهنداوي كل شخص Read more [...]

هل الأخلاق علم، أم دين، أم ماذا؟

Arabic word cloud منذر الهنداوي إلتقيت Read more [...]

من اين دخل إلينا التطرّف؟

Extremism منذر الهنداوي إلى Read more [...]

Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi export of Wahhabism

Saudi Arabia and Islamist terrorism James M. Dorsey argues that Wahhabism may be the undoing of the Saudi state as it promotes domestic and regional strife and is increasingly acknowledged worldwide as the foundation of Islamic State and other Islamist terror groups. Read more [...]

القبول بالآخر مفتاح الديموقراطية

The Other منذر الهنداوي لكن! Read more [...]

Libyan army liberates Benghazi city from jihadist cutthroats

Benghazi: Libyan soldiers celebrating the liberation of Leithi district from jihadist cutthroats Nureddin Sabir reports that the Libyan National Army, affiliated to the internationally-recognised Libyan government, has liberated all the positions held by Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists in Benghazi Read more [...]