t has been almost two decades since the United States led a coalition of Western powers to invade and occupy Iraq, on the promise to the world of ending former dictator Saddam Hussein’s purported Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) program, and the pledge to the Iraqi people that only they would be the masters of their own fates.
ithin a context of international Islamophobia and the persecution of Muslim populations in many countries, it has become more and more commonplace amongst Muslims to lament the lack of unity in the ummah, the global community of believers.
s long as the perception of extra-regional and extra-continental solutions are given priority, the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the western coast of the Indian Ocean will remain on paper.
ecember 11, 1917 is the day which changed the course of history for Palestine and its indigenous population and the day that wrote the first chapter of the land’s modern era of colonization, occupation, and dispossession.
lthough the term “diaspora” was widely confined to the Jewish diaspora and experience, with the onset of the 20th century, which saw influxes of various diasporas from different parts of the world, the term started to be used to represent the different experiences of different peoples.
French activist screamed to police officers that violently cleared out a temporary camp in central Paris, “They are human beings; you cannot treat them as animals!” The protest broke out to demonstrate against the lack of housing that left hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers in extreme destitution on the streets.
ver since visiting Belfast a year ago I have been struck by how the Irish revolutionaries, despite these vast differences in circumstances and goals, regard their struggle as being reproduced in its essential character by the Palestinian struggle, and have a robust solidarity movement that regards Palestinian freedom as one of the incomplete aspects of their own struggle.
he Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor issued a statement on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, stating that Greek refugee camps lack the minimum standards for human life, and that refugees and asylum seekers are forced to endure unbearable conditions which in turn “poses serious risks to their physical and mental safety and well-being.
This involvement has different dimensions to it, but most importantly, it is limiting the right to access information, increasing restrictions on the freedom of expression, and disregarding personal rights.