Israel-Palestine: Fighting Political Violence with Silence

By Khaled Diab  – Following the horrific murders of Israeli and Palestinian teens, it is time for people on both sides to rise up in silent joint and simultaneous protest against all forms of political violence. The dry, brittle and inflammable political and psychological wasteland which stands between Palestinians and Israelis has caught fire and …

Yemen IDP crisis unravels

More than 35,000 people have been displaced in Yemen’s Omran province, a local government refugee agency said on Wednesday, a day after Shi’ite Muslim tribal fighters overran the provincial capital following fighting that killed more than 200 people. In an urgent appeal sent to relief organisations operating in Yemen, the head of the Yemeni government …

Burned alive by Israel illegal settlers

First post mortem examination findings confirm that the 16-year-old Palestinian boy who was murdered in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) was burned alive, Palestinian attorney-general says. “The direct cause of death was burns as a result of fire,” Mohammed al-A’wewy was quoted as saying. The post mortem examination on Mohammed Abu Khdeir was conducted by Israeli doctors, …

ISIL making mockery of Islamic principles, concepts –

The Muslim Ummah is faced with many problems but often Muslims themselves are to blame. Consider the latest phenomenon of the thug al-Baghdadi and his declaration of the Khilafah. The noble concept of the Khialfah is being ridiculed by mass murderers and rapists using Islamic terms. The ill-conceived project is bound to collapse soon and …

John Kerry Seeks for Syrian “Rebels” Help in Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks on Friday July, 25 that the U.S. hopes to enlist what he called “moderate” Syrian militants – which the Obama administration has decided to equip with weapons and train – in the battle against militant extremists in neighboring Iraq. Kerry was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to meet …

Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

By David D. Kirkpatrick –  Black and yellow concrete barricades block the roads entering this wealthy Sunni enclave, where foreign-born Sunni soldiers in armored personnel carriers guard the mansions of the ruling family and the business elite. Beyond the enclave are impoverished villages of Shiites, about 70 percent of Bahrain’s more than 650,000 citizens, where …