To be a Refugee in Saudi or the Gulf

The following is a translation of an Arabic article written by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and published in September 12, 2015 on Al Hayat’s website. This article came as a response to the international media and rights organizations scrutiny of Saudi Arabia and Arab Gulf countries for their refusal to accept Syrian refugees. I’ve chosen to translate this particular article because it displays how propaganda…

In the Name of Religion or Politics?

More than a few people got upset with what I had to say regarding the alleged “Jihad” in Syria and my description of the different groups using Islam for their political ends as criminals. It’s amazing how fast people will turn on you when they discover that you’re not exactly falling in line with their…

It’s NOT Jihad!

When cold-blooded murder is looked at as a matter of “difference in opinion” by Muslims, and thugs are considered to be on an honourable mission of Jihad, we shouldn’t be shocked that not only non-Muslims, but also some Muslims are abandoning what seems like a mad religion. To make matters worse, even Muslims who are…

Al Odah on Syria

Of course I wasn’t shocked by the response to what I have to say about self-proclaimed Jihadi bandits going to Syria to “liberate” its people from Bashar Al Asad and his gang. It’s impossible to reason with people who have already gone insane by the smell of blood and grown addicted to death and the…

For Syria Jihadists, or Criminals?

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.” Jean-Paul Sartre The first time Muslims were allowed to take arms and fight was after Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had migrated to Medina.It wasn’t a command to fight the disbelievers as many have misconstrued what Jihad is about. In fact,…