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Towards a “Newer” World Order?

By G. Asgar MITHA (Canada)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

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Towards a “Newer” World Order?

When the white missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They said “close your eyes and let us pray”. We did and when we opened our eyes we had the Bible and they had the land. Desmond Tutu Archbishop Tutu was one of those blacks that struggled for S. […]

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Europe Between Kosovization and Jihadization

By Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ (Serbia)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Europe Between Kosovization and Jihadization

Today the Old (dying out) Continent is under multi-faced crises pressure some of them having older roots but the others are product of current political decisions and moves by the European decision makers (and those who are behind them across the Ocean). The European oldest and mostly painful crisis-problem is a biological declination of the […]

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The demonization of Islam

By Gulam ASGAR MITHA (Canada)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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The demonization of Islam

Much is being written regarding the Charlie Hebdo issue in Paris, France. I do not condone any killing but at the same time I do not support issues that violate human rights, religious freedom or freedom of speech and thoughts. Using cartoons to condemn Divine thoughts and beliefs is utterly wrong because they fall under […]

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Stop Postulating the Clash of Civilizations

By Dr. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD (Malaysia)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Stop Postulating the Clash of Civilizations

The British are mystified by their Muslim citizens becoming “jihadists” and joining the so-called Islamic State. They are horrified by the beheading of an American journalist by “John” a British citizen and member of the IS. I must admit that I, too am horrified. It is not Islamic at all. Islam does not advocate violence […]

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ISIS and Regional Geo Politics

By Hasrat Ali KHAN (Pakistan)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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ISIS and Regional Geo Politics

After Al-Qaeda on the run, the violent emergence of borderless ‘Islamic State’, surfacing from the rubbles of conflict ridden parts of the Middle East, has now become a matter of deep concern for regional and international actors. Its ideological notations of ‘Khilafat’ has lost its universal appeal due its blood ridden strategic goals. Its brutal […]

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Geopolitics and Islam

By Veniamin POPOV, Yuri MIKHAILOV (Russia)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Geopolitics and Islam

The geopolitical changes that have taken place at the beginning of the 21st century within the nations of the Islamic world, and which would appear to be the culmination of many spontaneous factors, are, in fact, a manifestation of a very complex qualitative shift in the global balance of power.  For some political analysts, all […]

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Islamist War on Christians

By Lee HABEEB (Lebanon)

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Islamist War on Christians

I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone in the mainstream media to […]

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Is there a Shia-Sunni conflict brewing in the Middle East?

By Yamin ZAKARIA (UK)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Is there a Shia-Sunni conflict brewing in the Middle East?

In times of conflict, religious, ethnic, linguistic traits are accentuated and the sectarian dimension is no exception. With the direct involvement of Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy, the Syrian conflict accelerates towards becoming a sectarian one and small skirmishes along the sectarian line have already occurred across the border in Lebanon. The Shia axis of Iran, Hezbollah, […]

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Why the US Needs a Major War

By Viktor BURBAKI (Russia)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Why the US Needs a Major War

At the moment, we find ourselves in the middle of a turbulent phase of the global evolutionary cycle which commenced in the 1980s and is projected to end by the middle of the XXI century. In the process, the US is clearly loosing its hyperpower status… Estimates offered by experts from the Russian Academy of […]

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Middle East: An Arab Spring and Christian Autumn

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Monday, October 17, 2011

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Middle East: An Arab Spring and Christian Autumn

Religious wars in Egypt The sectarian clashes on October 9 that killed dozens of people in the heart of Cairo were the bloodiest since the popular uprising in January and February. The conflict was caused by a Coptic Christian demonstration over construction of a church in the village of El-Marinab near the city of Aswan. […]

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Failure of the Nation-States in Islamic World

By Sergey ISRAPILOV (Russia)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Failure of the Nation-States in Islamic World

We are publishing exclusive translation of an article by Sergey Israpilov, a Russian expert based in Dagestan (North Caucasus), on the threatening sociopolitical trends in Islamic world. Originally issued in Russian almost a year ago, the article has acquired new reading and complimentary grounds after the 2010-2011 North Africa and Middle East protests. Globalization is […]

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

Any terrorist attack immanently pursues a certain political goal. Clear understanding of this goal and an analysis of the whole set of available facts about the horrific explosion in Domodedovo earlier this week may bring us closer to the answer to the key question: who are the perpetrators and who ordered them to commit the […]

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