Opinion

The real reason Erdoganists still love Trump despite ‘Muslim ban’

The executive order by US President Donald Trump, banning the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, has sparked major protests all across America. Mustafa Akyol Al Monitor Most Muslims, naturally, were happy to see this solidarity offered to them by Jews, Christians, atheists and many others who do not share their faith. However, the same… The real reason… Read More »

In a global trend towards crimmigration, Australia has led the world

Donald Trump’s plans to detain and deport non-citizens follows the lead of Australian policies that inflate executive powers and criminalise immigration Anthea Vogl and Elyse Methven The Guardian Many have expressed opposition and abhorrence towards US President Donald Trump’s plan to deport undocumented migrants en masse from the United States. Last Wednesday, Trump… In a global trend… Read More »

Brexit debate: Sound, fury and a whole lot of nothing

As Theresa May seeks parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50, MPs finally get their say. Charlie Cooper Politico LONDON — It took a battle in the courts for MPs to get their say on Brexit. But when it finally came, it hardly mattered. The U.K. parliament’s… Brexit debate: Sound… Read More »

The Nation Was Divided Well Before Trump’s Travel Ban

Leftists continue to ramp up their campaign to disrupt the country, the presidency, and the life of the average American. Joe Alton The Daily Caller The executive actions taken by Donald Trump, a rare president who follows through on campaign promises, have come at a dizzying pace. Activists are left with… The Nation Was Divided… Read More »

Donald Trump winds up “the” organization of US imperialism

Donald Trump has just undertaken the most important reform of the administrative structures in the United States for more than 69 years. Thierry Meyssan Voltaire He has just put an end to the imperial project and is reshaping his country into a State like any other. With a view to… Donald Trump winds… Read More »

The African Union Deserves Another Look

This isn’t the slow African kleptocracy you’re used to. Ahmed Charai The National Interest In Western public discussions today, the word “refugees” triggers an association with Syria; “terrorism,” ISIS and Iran; and “democracy,” an inwardly focused debate about the implications of a wave of populism on governance in… The African Union… Read More »

Romania: Keep the corrupt in jail, where they belong

Thousands of Romanians have braved sub-zero temperatures to protest legal changes pardoning corrupt officials. Claudia Ciobanu Al Jazeera News More than 90,000 people protested last night across Romania against the government’s plans to pardon or reduce sentences of corrupt politicians. The January 29 protest… Romania: Keep the corrupt… Read More »

Trump bans, Iran profits

The US president wants to keep his country safe, but he’s strengthening Tehran and ISIL. David Patrikarakos Politico President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. was intended to safeguard Americans from terrorism. Instead, it is likely to… Trump bans, Iran… Read More »

Violence without religion is just as terrifying

One of the outstanding national security and government issues of the current western environment is political and religious inspired terrorism. Kendall Galbraith On Line Opinion This makes other criminal and violent behavior and its motivations a somewhat lesser evil when measured in the public domain. Terrorism motivated by… Violence without religion… Read More »

Drop The ‘Islamophobia’ Narrative

The unreal word of “Islamophobia” was all over the Canadian media on Monday as it covered the very real story of a Quebec City mosque shooting attack of the night before. David Krayden The Daily Caller Even before the facts were known and even while the Quebec provincial police, who did not seem to have a grip on the investigation, looked ridiculous by first identifying two assailants and then saying that one of them was only a… Drop The ‘Islamophobia’… Read More »

Trump’s order barring refugees flies in the face of logic and humanity

With an irony that hasn’t gone unnoticed, US President Donald Trump signed his executive order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day. Geoff Gilbert The Conversation The order’s instructions are harsh and shocking. Not only does it suspend the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days and all refugee arrivals from Syria indefinitely, it suspends all new arrivals from designated countries… Trump’s order barring… Read More »

Does Syria really want to reconcile with Kurds?

QAMISHLI, Syria — Syrian Kurds are working quietly but feverishly to build a state entity with its own security, economy and sociocultural bodies. Fehim Taştekin Al Monitor But what if Damascus rejects this system and opts for war? I recently traveled through… Does Syria really want… Read More »