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Palestinian Unity and the New Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the Hamas-Fatah deal in Cairo was both swift and predictable. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both,” he said, in a televised speech shortly after the Palestinian political rivals …

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The Islamic Viewpoint of the World

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُلْهِكُمْ أَمْوَالُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ “Oh believers! Do not Let your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If any one acts this way, the loss is his own.”[1] وَأَنفِقُوا مِن مَّا رَزَقْنَاكُم …

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US Intervention in Syria

Despite genuine popular Middle East/North Africa uprisings, Washington’s dirty hands orchestrated regime change plans in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, and Syria as part of its “New Middle East” project. On November 18, 2006, Middle East analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya’s Global Research article headlined, “Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The …

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Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa

Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallels the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the …

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An Aged Student

Sikaki was a skilled artist and artisan. With great expertise and interest, he made such a nice and beautiful inkpot that it could be presented to the king. He expected that, appreciating his artistic skill, the king would encourage him as far as possible. So, with countless hopes and thousands …

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Qana: A Lesson Still Unlearned

With his now infamous Washington Post op-ed , Richard Goldstone has publicly swallowed the excuse that has become so trite that it could serve as a tag line for the Israeli military: ‘it was a regrettable mistake’. The Israeli public relations team has cultivated a rhetoric so distorted that it …

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Unacceptable Choices in Libya

On the basis of precedent, there is no reason whatsoever to support western intervention in Libya. From the French invasion of Egypt in 1798 onwards, every single western attack on an Arab country has ended badly and often appallingly for the local people. The trumpet majors blowing the horns of …

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Bahrain’s Secret Terror

The intimidation and detention of doctors treating dying and injured pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain is revealed today in a series of chilling emails obtained by The Independent. At least 32 doctors, including surgeons, physicians, paediatricians and obstetricians, have been arrested and detained by Bahrain’s police in the last month in …

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The Obama Doctrine: AWOL in Bahrain

The “American humanitarian values”-based “Obama Doctrine” offers no protection for the majority Shia population of Bahrain. They’re vulnerable. They are expendable. The Fifth fleet is not. Nor are Saudi interests for they represent for Washington’s neocons a strategically important bulwark against Iranian power in the region. The “Obama Doctrine” offers …

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Arab Uprisings: The Clash of Civilization Myth Falls

Lewis’ simplistic view, obfuscated by academic suaveness, was that every Arab state was a Lebanon waiting to happen. Samuel Huntington, who plagiarized from Lewis three years later, wrote that if “central power” weakened, the Arab states would collapse. For too long, I feel that Lewis’ deceptively genteel grammar has hidden …

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Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya Deal

You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud. Two diplomatic sources at the United Nations independently confirmed that Washington, via Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gave the go-ahead …

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Ayatollah Khamenei and a Principled Foreign Policy

One of the most important points to keep in mind when discussing the leadership of Ayatollah al-Udhma Imam Khamenei is the very fact that he was chosen to succeed the towering figure of Imam Khomeini (r.a.). The fact that the late Imam was an extraordinary personality, who revolutionized the role …

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Event: The Voice of Revolution

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission and the Lebanese Welfare Community held a seminar to mark the birth anniversary of Sayyida Zaynab (a). The seminar was entitled ‘The Voice of Revolution’ with guest speakers including Sheikh Bahmanpour, Br. Amir de Martino and Dr. Saeed Shehabi. The seminar was hosted at the Imam …

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Bahrain: The Yearnings of an Oppressed Nation

The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) released a statement stressing the need for unity and vigilance to confront the challenges affecting the Ummah. AIM stressed that there is today a grave responsibility on our shoulders toward the oppressed people of Bahrain, as well as the uprising nations across the Ummah including …

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The Long Arab Revolution

The Arab Revolt of 2011 is unabated. Protests continue in such unlikely places as Bahrain. On Valentine’s Day, a protest march in Manama had no love for the al-Khalifah royals. It wanted to deliver its message. “Our demand is a constitution written by the people,” the protestors chanted. Opposition leader …

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The Beggar and the Laborer

I came across a poem the other and it really struck me. I pondered over it for some while and marveled at how precisely it depicted a small aspect of our world – a small but significant aspect. It’s far beyond me to try and translate the poem into English, …

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