November 18th Issue

Terrorism Is Faithless

The brutal nature and wide geographic scope of the terror attacks by Daesh in recent weeks that killed over 400 innocent people in Sinai, Beirut, Baghdad and Paris have once again sparked a frantic quest by befuddled intelligence agencies and analysts throughout the world to answer several important and related questions: Why do these Muslims kill in the name of their religion?

I was in the United States on 9/11 and watched first-hand the perplexed response to Al Qaeda’s criminal attacks among the American public and political circles. Its main fault then, which we may be seeing repeated in the response to Daesh today in France (Read More)

Among The [Dis]Believers

The Rapid Rise of Daesh Has Come to A Head in Paris BY Kareem Shaheen “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” This was the sage advice of the author, J. R. R. Tolkein in his work, The Children of Húrin. It

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The Battle Within

Muslims must unite to defeat Daesh BY Sunny Hundal “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured,” the writer Mark Twain wrote. The Republic of France would do well to heed that warning after the horrific attacks in Paris,

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In The Eye Of The Storm

BY Safa Joudeh Over the past month, two separate attacks on on scores of tourists have taken place on Egyptian soil. The tragedies should have kicked off some serious soul-searching, and counter-terrorism tactics ought to have come under scrutiny. But the unexpected has happened. An accidental military airstrike on a convoy of Mexican tourists, and

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Hezbollah’s New Ally In Syria

Russian involvement in Syria welcomed by Hezbollah BY Nour Samaha “The Russians have made it clear to the Israelis there are certain areas [the Israelis] cannot operate in, especially around Latakia.” Twirling his cigarette between his fingers, Ali (not his real name) took a long drag before smiling and said: “We were comfortable before they even

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Israel-Palestine: The Unattainable Peace

Foreign brokers seem unwilling to pressure Israel BY Ben White October 2015 was one of the bloodiest months in Palestine/Israel since the Second Intifada, with 69 Palestinian fatalities (including some 40 attackers or alleged attackers) and 7,392 injuries, along with eight Israeli fatalities and 115 injuries. The number of Palestinians injured mainly during anti-occupation protests across the

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Diabetes, A Bitter Illness

WHO says that diabetes can be prevented BY Dr. Ala Alwan The number of people suffering from diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) may more than double by 2040, but we can prevent that. People with diabetes lose their ability to properly regulate their blood sugar, and the illness can lead to

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It’s A Kind Of Old World Magic

Illusionists wow their UAE crowd BY Anna Yazijyan In a progressive world, where 3D printers have the ability to design houses and even human organs, it would seem that magic has lost its charm and faded from memory. However, a team of well known illusionists proved critics wrong with their performance in Dubai, showing that magic

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