Britain has a greater obligation than any other western country to safeguard Palestinian rights, hold Israel to account, and show…
Read: Islam in the UAE’s Foreign Policy Biden, a UAE-Friendly president? To be sure, the US Senate’s votes against blocking this massive arms deal constituted a major victory for the UAE.
This muddled policy, which consisted of laying down “red lines” against the use of chemical weapons that were crossed by Assad without consequence, an ineffectual $1 billion program run by the CIA to arm and train Syrian rebels, and direct armed intervention against the Islamic State and other groups, helped the Assad regime reassert control over much of the country and made a mockery of Obama’s early call for regime change.
“Trumpism was an aberrational swing of the political pendulum to the extreme right”: Interview with Poka Laenui
Trump's ilk will not completely disappear from the US, but they have always been there under different names such as racist, Islamophobic, fascist, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Proud Boys, and so on.
Read: Islam in the UAE’s Foreign Policy Even UAE ruler Mohammed bin Zayed’s close subcontractor and former Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan was quick to call Biden’s win a “positive development that limits the extreme risks of the Trump-Netanyahu alliance.
Islamophobia in its rawest form was on display in the very onset of his presidency from the announcement of the Muslim Ban on immigrants coming from Muslim-majority countries to halting assistance to Syrian refugees to valorizing the death of Muslim prisoners “dipped in pigs’ blood.
Despite everything over the past five years since Trump announced his candidacy--his mocking of people with disabilities; his virulent anti-Black and anti-Latino racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, and antisemitism; his praise of authoritarians and rejection of democratic allies; his obstruction of justice and his solicitation of foreign government intervention in his reelection effort; his bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic which has now infected more than 10 million people in the United States and killed more than 250,000; his congenital lying, pomposity, braggadocio, bullying, buffoonery, sloth, incompetence, and ignorance--despite all of this and so many other blatant disqualifications to be president, the most perturbing aspect of this election is that more than 71 million people witnessed all of this and decided they wanted more.
Yeter Ada Şeko speaks about the effects of this trauma to Palestinian political activist and the Director of the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA), Sami Al-Arian, in relation to the Palestinian identity as well as the long struggle of Palestinians for their freedom.
The allegedly reluctant Canadian star-theorist is known for his refutation of postmodern gender politics, and his denial of the concepts of patriarchy, Islamophobia, and white privilege - all points he aims to disprove through philosophical logic.
For instance, an absence of a non-colonial Islamic history blights the schooling of not just British and American systems but virtually every country in the world (including Muslim-majority nations except for Iran) for various reasons ranging from a cultural-political opposition with historical roots (such as in some Balkan nations) to periods of colonial rule that created collective amnesia (in places such as Egypt) to extreme secularization agendas of past governments (such as in Turkey).
Similar anti-Islam discourse has been on the rise in Europe and the United States, where some depict Muslims as responsible for the virus because of unfounded reports that mosques remain open for religious gatherings.
It is time to cast aside politics, Islamophobia and racism against Chinese and Asian people, which have increased since the pandemic.
India's historical lineage has been systematically expunged from the education and cultural system of the post-colonial republic, yet it is worth remembering that this is one of the great Islamic Empires of world history- from the Delhi Sultanates through the Mughal Dynasty and onward to Hyderabad State until the mid-20th century with a significant number of smaller royal states in-between.
Gambia, with the support of the members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation filed a case before the ICJ alleging that the Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, committed acts of genocide against the Rohingya.
However, it is the inability of these states to distinguish between radical Islamist groups, their discrimination against mainstream Islamic practices, and corruption that may lead to even bigger security threats.
Moreover, the party’s chairman, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was initially banned from running as a candidate in the elections due to a conviction for reciting an “Islamic” poem at a political rally, an act which the Constitutional Court considered to be against laicism in Turkey.
There is also an increase of Islamophobia that could in turn radicalize a number of Muslims living in Europe.