Long Live Freedom of Speech

He Threatened Us, Now He Goes to Jail

Back in May, a jury found Patrick Syring, a former State Department official, guilty of 14 counts of making threats against my life and...
Kashmir Security Patrol

Occupation in Kashmir – A Human Rights Catastrophe

On a road in Srinagar's Indian-controlled Kashmir, Fayaz Ahmad Zargar maneuvers through roadblocks and wires laid by the Indian armed forces to restrict civilian...
Bernie Sanders

Why Bernie Sanders Is Correct About the Washington Post — and...

Many decades ago, the great media critic George Seldes observed: "The most sacred cow of the press is the press itself." That remains true...
Canada

Trudeau Rolled Back Harper’s Dark Era

It's safe to say that Canada has always been one of the cooler countries in the world. It's important to remember that despite Trudeau's scandal,...

Nancy Pelosi’s Bad Attitude Toward Progressives

Here's a thought experiment: Imagine that a letter from the billionaire real-estate broker George M. Marcus was hand-delivered to the office of House Speaker...

We Have a Problem: Guns

Once again, mass shootings are in the US headlines. And in the aftermath of yet another massacre of innocents, we are in the throes...
Kashmir Security Patrol

The Recent Crimes of the Supremacists in the USA and India

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that Prophet Muhammad (S) said: "By Him in Whose hand is my soul, a time would come upon the people...
Jerusalem Cityscape

Significant shifts in Israel-Palestine realities make peace harder to reach

There is a world of difference between peacemaking and pacification. The former is a participatory process and the latter is an act of imposition. To...
India claims the entire erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir based on an instrument of accession signed in 1947. Pakistan claims Jammu and Kashmir based on its majority Muslim population, whereas China claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin.

Kashmir’s Agony Fueled by Modi’s Rightwing Regime Echoes Across the World

All it took was a blink of an eye to realizing that India's rightwing government outmaneuvered old-style colonialism by repackaging it as "democracy in...
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Made for TV Presidential Debates: Forgettable Candidates and Irritating Format

I've just returned from Detroit, Michigan, where I attended the second set of Democratic Party presidential primary debates. For many reasons, the debates were...
Kashmir Security Patrol

America Must Honor Its Commitment for Peace in the Region

"It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but, to be America's friend is fatal." -- Henry Kissinger America and its NATO allies displaced and killed...
Joe Biden

There’s Nothing Moderate About “Moderates.” A Primary Example Is Joe Biden

The comedian George Carlin liked to marvel at oxymorons like "jumbo shrimp" and "military intelligence." Now, as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination...
The Knesset

With criticism crushed in the West, Israel can enjoy its impunity

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved...
Taj Mahal - India

Hindu Terrorism based on Religious Nationalism

Since the birth of the Rashtriya Swayamsivak Sangh (RSS) in 1922 and their admiration of Germany's wartime Nazi leader, Adolph Hitler and the Fascist...

The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism is a Universal Phenomenon

When Americans express concern about religious extremism and violence, they almost always are thinking about Islam. The problems posed by the politicization and weaponization...

Learning to learn

A man came to Libnani, a Sufi teacher, and this interchange took place: Man: "I wish to learn, will you teach me?" Libnani: "I do not...
Statue of Liberty with lower Manhattan in the background

9/11 and Iran: Life Imitates Art

Back in 1995, when John le Carré turned in the manuscript for his novel "Our Game," one of his editors wondered if the places...

Extreme Christian Zionists not helping America or Israel

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is a political advocacy network based on an extreme version of Christian Zionism. This network calls on all Christians...
World Map

The Root Cause of Human Population Growth

Homo sapiens is a creature of the earth. Understand that food is the tap root of life for the human species. There may be...
Donald Trump

The “Faustian Deal”

While much has been already been written about President Donald Trump recent racist taunts against four first-term women Members of Congress, I have a...