"People were misled by these deceptive offers from the banks into thinking that interest would be their savior. They believed that by not spending money, by saving it in banks, they would be able to make profits in the short way. They imagined that the system would be safe from recession and immune to collapse."
WORD CUP 2016
"Unfortunately, many of the Islamic scholars are confining to personal rituals like prayers, fasting and other mundane issues. Their role is ineffectual as far as society at large is concerned. They don’t undertake any proactive actions nor do they respond in a reactionary manner to defend Islam and the Muslims."
"The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spiraling out of control, the venture into Iraq did not yield a quick victory and spillover of positive change, the U.S. position in the Middle East is more precarious, and U.S. allies in the region are more vulnerable to the forces of extremism. A new direction is needed."
"It begs the question: Since he has made much of his status as a former “victim of totalitarian oppression”, how does he reconcile his support of the totalitarian oppression of the victims of Zionism?"
WRC Rally Cup
"The U.S. military encourages Afghans to believe that only foreign violence can prevent domestic terror....Afghanistan's history has much to draw on in countering the idea that violence is inevitable. In particular, there is the history of a nonviolent Pashtun army under the leadership of Badshah Khan resisting the British occupation of what was then the Northwest Frontier of India and is now Pakistan....Imagining peace in Afghanistan is made difficult by decades of war, by traditions of honor and vengeance, by the current ubiquity of violence, but also by factors that dominate the lives of Afghans while often slipping from the minds of the rest of us. Afghans are hungry, miserable, suffering, and scared. Many have little or no electricity, healthcare, or potable water. In Afghanistan 850 children die every day."
"Israel’s failure to attain any of it’s military objectives in Gaza – apart from the merciless terror unleashed by a devastating war machinery – is matched by a failure to win favour in the court of public opinion. The post-Gaza crisis following the death and destruction caused by Israel with the complicit support of America during Bush’s final term has resulted in a major humanitarian catastrophe. With the crippling siege still in force and Egypt contributing to it by stubbornly maintaining the closure of the Rafah border crossing, Israel cannot be absolved from any of its international obligations as an occupying power."
"The story is reminiscent of the lives of several other brutal dictators that the colonial powers brought to power, armed to the teeth, watched as their protégés oppressed the ummah and when the time came ditched them like disposal tissues. Saddam, Suharto, Musharraf, Mubarak and Ben Ali are just some of the names that come to immediate recollection....Nevertheless, despite West’s colonial suppression of Muslim masses and years of propping-up dictatorial regimes, a silver lining is fast emerging that makes uncomfortable reading for both the West and their agent despots."
"...bridging the digital divide can never happen unless local and international institutions, both governmental and non governmental put more time and money into creating content on the Internet."
"A siege by its very definition is an act of war. In the case of Gaza, the Egyptian/Israeli siege amounts to collective punishment against an innocent population that committed the unpardonable sin of electing a leadership that is anathema to Cairo and Tel Aviv. It is an act of war that is not sanctioned by the international community. Moreover, it is an extension of last year’s barbarous Israeli invasion of Gaza. The scribes at Al Ahram and other Egyptian government papers can’t have failed to notice that the former Israeli Prime Minister, Tzipi Livni, and other Israeli officials are now facing prosecutable war crime charges as a consequence of the illicit and unjustifiable murder of nearly 1,600 civilians. And there is no arguing the fact that the Egyptian regime gave tacit approval to that invasion."
"...Muslims who are still enchanted by western values need to realise that the western powers are not interested in the liberation of the Muslim world. Nor are they interested in granting Muslims freedom and democracy."