A Beginner’s Guide to Eid

First time celebrating Eid? At a loss as to what you’re supposed to do? Wondering if Eid is a lot like Christmas? Well, then this is the guide for you! Also, no, Eid is pretty much nothing like Christmas. Sure, there may be presents involved, and there are Eid parties and things, but no. Eid […]

A Country Against its People?

9/11  hit America swiftly, violently, and with a vengeance. Post 9/11 leaves U.S. security bounding into a new age, where in reality know one is above being questioned or considered dangerous. For some this is with good reason, after tragidies  like the Boston Bombing or even home grown terrorism in public places, once considered to […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki is Desperately Trying To Avoid A Fight In Fallujah

As radical militants continue to assert their dominance over the city of Fallujah, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has yet to order an aggressive military response. While the Army has surrounded much of Fallujah, anti-government forces are still making their way into the city. There is also a steady stream of small arms, mortars, anti […]

Syrian Conflict Attracts Many Foreign Radicals

The revolution in Syria, originated by its citizens in their fight for freedom, has been convoluted by the massive influx of radical Muslims who seek to establish strict Islamic rule in the region. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy has estimated that over 11,000 foreign fighters are active in the Syrian conflict. Many of […]

Civil War Looms on The Horizon for Iraq

Al-Qaeda backed militants and Sunni tribesmen have wrested control of Fallujah and Ramadi, two of Iraq’s largest cities. The loss of these cities has served as the pinnacle of rising violence in Iraq since the American military withdrew their forces in 2011. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is strongly considering a large-scale military assault to […]

Let the Women Play

As countries across the world gear up for the London 2012 Olympics, which are due to open on July 27th, Ken Roth, Executive Director of New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) writes on Thunderclap, “The Olympics launch in a month and Saudi Arabia stands alone in the world banning women from sport. By refusing to […]