Arabs seem to have lost direction

THE LEVANT – By Sobhi Ghandour – Islam has once again taken centre stage in the western media, with headlines dominated by terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims. However, acts of terrorism committed by non-Muslims are just seen as violent crimes by individuals. The concept of “Islam and the West” in modern history was promoted by westerners …

Is the Middle East becoming less Arab?

THE LEVANT – By Hisham Melhem – President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in which he laid out the foundation of a new relationship emanating from a nuclear compromise, and stressed shared U.S.-Iranian interests in combatting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is emblematic of a gradual and …

The war on Daash – part 5 –

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – By Geoffrey Cook – Your author comes back to his larger project of his first chapter of a  monograph on the present War in the Middle East.  This book will be based on several symposia.   The specific one here was put together by the Center for Islam and Democracy, a think …

A Strange Tale About ISIL/ISIS

THE LEVANT – By Gordon Duff – Never has a group been more secretive, more “capable,” even to the point of violating physical laws. They have money when there is no money; they have fuel when there is no fuel. They get floods of new recruits when all borders are sealed, even refugees detained but …

“What Islam and Feminism Have in Common?”

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE -By Mohammed Zayed – From time to time, the international media report demonstrations organized by European feminism and right-wing movements against what they have called “oppression and patriarchy” by Muslim men outside mosques and Islamic centres, with slogans on their bare chests insulting Islam itself. Moreover, Egyptian feminist activist Alia Al Mahdy, …