The Saudi regime does not represent Islam

By Khaled A Beydoun @khaledbeydoun The Khashoggi affair is yet another reason for the world to abandon the assumption that the kingdom represents Islam.  The recent disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has the world’s fingers pointed in the direction of the Saudi government, specifically at its de-facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Khashoggi,… Read More The Saudi regime does not represent Islam

At least six Palestinians killed since start of 2018

PALESTINE, Jnuary 31, 2018 — At least six people have been killed in the occupied Palestinian territories since the beginning of the year 2018, according to a rights organisation. On Tuesday, 16-year-old Laith Abu Naim succumbed to his wounds hours after being shot by Israeli forces in his village, on the outskirts of Ramallah in… Read More At least six Palestinians killed since start of 2018

2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year

This is the year that added insult to injury, as disagreement translated into indecency, and arrogance bred incivility. The dogs of war have peed all over this year’s calendar. Every month. Every week. Every day. Helped by Russia, Iran and various militias, the Assad regime destroyed much of Syria under the pretex  of fighting terrorism,… Read More 2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year

A Reprint: The Philippines, where bodies pile up, but no one talks

Local children peer into cordoned area following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, Philippines EPA] As fear and silence grips the general population, authorities in the Philippines strain to handle the rise in killings. The body of 22-year-old pedicab driver Eric Sison lies in a coffin in a Manila slum with a chick… Read More A Reprint: The Philippines, where bodies pile up, but no one talks