Category Archives: Empire

Lawrence of Arabia’s comments on Ummah’s breakup

In an intelligence memo written in January 1916 Lawrence described the Arab Revolt as beneficial to us, because it marches with our immediate aims, the break up of the Islamic ‘bloc’ and the defeat and disruption of the Ottoman Empire, … Continue reading

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Why Thomas Jefferson’s vision of American Islam matters today

An estimated 3.3 million American Muslims are celebrating the month of Ramadan. It was during this month that Prophet Mohammad first received revelations from God. The holiday has been celebrated at the White House with American Muslims since 1996, when … Continue reading

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All – Mehdi Hasan

O SEAN DUFFY, where art thou? Back in February, the Republican congressman from Wisconsin told CNN’s Alysyn Camerota that white terrorists of the far-right variety did not pose the same level of danger to Americans as so-called “Islamist” or “jihadist” … Continue reading

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia – Targeting Iran by CHANDRA MUZAFFAR

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the … Continue reading

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The Real Aim of Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia by ROBERT FISK

Donald Trump sets off on Friday to create the fantasy of an Arab Nato. There will be dictators aplenty to greet him in Riyadh, corrupt autocrats and thugs and torturers and head choppers. There will be at least one zombie president – the … Continue reading

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The Coming Decline of US and UK Power by PATRICK COCKBURN

Boris Yeltsin was making a presidential visit to Washington in 1995 when he was found one night outside the White House dressed only in his underpants. He explained in a slurred voice to US secret service agents that he was … Continue reading

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The United States of Permanent War

As the foreign policy establishment continues to grapple with the consequences of Trump’s election, U.S. officials can still agree on one thing. The United States is a nation that is waging a permanent war. In December 2016, President Obama reflected … Continue reading

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