ISIS & the Academic Veil for Islamophobia

Article originally appeared in Middle East Eye In a recent article for The Atlantic, Graeme Wood takes great pains and goes to considerable lengths in explaining what the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (ISIS), as an organisation really wants. In summary, Wood’s position is that a proper understanding of ISIS…

The Noble American

The following is a translation of an August 22, 2014 article written by Majed Abdul Hadi for Al Arabi Al Jadeed (The New Arab) about the barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley. Majed Abdul Hadi is a Palestinian journalist and writer living in Qatar and working for Al Jazeera. I decided to translate this instead…

Politicizing Islam

*Long read “All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word fetish is a noun describing an object believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner. It is broadly defined as a…

On Sharia Governance

With all the revolutions that have been taking place in the Middle East, and the Western imposed puppet dictators that have been disposed of as a result, the question of Islamopolitics emerges as political parties with an “Islamic” platform promise their people a return of their glory days. When colonization ended, and the Europeans packed…