My dearest alt-righter: Your views about Islam and Muslims are largely incorrect, not just politically, but also socially, culturally and theologically
Khaled Diab is an Egyptian-Belgian journalist, blogger and writer who has spent about half his life in the Middle East, including nearly two years in Jerusalem, and the other half in Europe.
Right-wing lawmakers disingenuously suggest it's all just a noise pollution issue. But we know the kind of politicians attracted to laws that target Muslims only.
Non-violent resistance to the occupation was showcased this week by the women's flotilla to Gaza. But can it ever advance from the margins of Israeli and Palestinian society?
The increasing incidents of Muslims and Arabs – or even those who vaguely resemble them – being kicked off planes or reported to authorities for absurd reasons are signs of race- and religion-based paranoia gone global.
In Egypt, almost every article about Avigdor Lieberman’s new post mentions his past genocidal threats to bomb the Aswan Dam. And that’s not the only reason Arab commentators are worried.
Donald Trump denigrates Islam’s ‘intrinsic’ violence and promises ‘Christianity will have power’. But if he or Ted Cruz become president, we should fear violence of Biblical proportions.
The New Year’s Eve mob attacks on women unleashed a tidal wave of hate speech against migrants in Europe. The political profiteering obscured the fact that sexual assault isn’t just – or primarily – an Arab or Muslim problem.
In these times of widening chasms, the world needs the bridging role of minorities more than ever.
On a recent trip to Sinai, I found there’s one area of border security in which Egypt excels: policing the minds of its own citizens. The repression of dissent starts at its borders.
The UN in general and its Security Council in particular lack the capability and credibility to calm the Israeli-Palestinian escalation.