Moral idiocy in the halls of power

Henry Kissinger looking at handcuffs Lawrence Davidson explains the absence of civilised behaviour in postwar international relations through the psychological concept of moral idiocy – the “inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them”. Read more [...]

Israel’s “rapidly approaching” civil war

Israeli army of religious extremists Uri Avnery examines the growing rift among Israeli Jews, in the light of a former intelligence chief’s warning of a rapidly approaching intra-Jewish civil war, and argues that the occupation could be what is keeping Israel united. Read more [...]

Israel to colour-code “good” and “bad” Palestinians

Avigdor Lieberman with knife Jonathan Cook says Israel has resurrected a failed policy to sustain its occupation, comprising sticks and carrots, side-stepping Palestinian leaders by relying on collaborators, and an online propaganda campaign. Read more [...]

The Muslim Brotherhood’s divisive dress code for women

The niqab Nureddin Sabir says the proliferation of the Muslim veil, including the controversial swimwear, the “burkini”, is an indicator of the spread of a pernicious ideology propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and should concern everyone of us. Read more [...]

Seeds of democratic revolution in Ethiopia?

Protesters in Ethiopia Graham Peebles senses in the unrest sweeping across Ethiopia the beginning of the end of the ruling party’s dictatorship, and calls on the Western donor countries  propping up the regime to do the right thing and side with the oppressed people. Read more [...]

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 [...]