Tag Archives: Islam and Islamism

فَصْلٌ من أجل وصل (Separation in order to connect)

Separation and connection بقلم منذر هنداوي الوصل Read more [...]

Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath

Middle East map James Dorsey explains why there should be no reason for optimism that violence and instability in the Middle East, whether in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen or the Gulf states, will come to an end anytime soon. Read more [...]

Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

Burning Myanmar flag Calls for jihad in defence of Burma’s Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia, and – for Arab rulers – concerns the issue will re-energise extremists and opposition groups. Read more [...]

UK and terrorism: Jeremy Corbyn tries the truth

Jeremy Corbyn on how to deal with terrorism Lawrence Davidson examines the relationship between Britain’s misguided neoconservative foreign policy, the recent terrorist attacks in the country and the outcome of the parliamentary election, which resulted in the ruling Conservatives losing many of their parliamentary seats. Read more [...]

Manchester atrocity: UK government must come clean about its relationship with Libyan Islamists

Mohamed El-Doufani argues that British governments provided a safe haven for Libyan Islamists whom it used as tools to destabilise Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and says that following the Manchester atrocity it must come clean about its links with them. Read more [...]

Manchester bombing: message still not understood

Bush, Blair and Iraq Stuart Littlewood argues that British foreign policy, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917, to the coup against Iran’s democratically elected prime minister in 1953, to the failed “war on terror”, are inextricably linked to terrorist atrocities in the UK. Read more [...]

الحكم على الماضي بمعايير الحاضر؟ (Judging the past by present standards?)

Judging the past by present standards? بقلم منذر هنداوي ماذا Read more [...]

الجهاد من جديد (Jihad, again)

No to terrorism بقلم منذر هنداوي هذه Read more [...]

Blasphemy and terrorism: Catchall phrases to repress dissent

Pakistani mob beat Mashal Khan James Dorsey says the abuse of labels like terrorism and blasphemy by governments, institutions, groups and individuals creates an environment that fosters violence, intolerance and disrespect for the other, and enables vigilantism and extremism. Read more [...]

The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing through a minefield

Pope Francis and President Al-Sisi James Dorsey explains the religious and political complexities of Egypt as Pope Francis visits in the hope of improving the fragile position of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, North Africa and the larger Muslim world. Read more [...]