Muslim-Christian Relations: Unrequited Tolerance

  It’s something I hear over and over from Christian women living in the west: “I’m not supposed to marry outside of my religion!” This happens again and again when the issue of marrying outside of Christianity (and especially Muslim men) comes up. I am amazed at this attitude. Firstly, would be so heinously wrong […]

Da’esh Share the Blame for Muslim Suffering

As anyone who follows the news can clearly see, it isn’t going down well for the self-styled “Islamic State”. Having once held 1/3 of Iraq and 50% of Syria, their territory has shrunk dramatically since 2014. World powers have capitalised on their bloody rise to unite against them in unison with unsavoury regimes and groups, […]

Stop Asking Why Americans Support Trump

I’m amazed that I *still* hear people saying “I can’t believe Trump won!” or “How did he get all this support?!” etc. Please. Trump’s supporters didn’t just appear out of nowhere. This level of support for a candidate who is openly bigoted, racist, misogynistic and rude is the result of longstanding political illiteracy in the […]

The Crocodile Tears of the Republican “Moderates”

There is an increasing phenomenon in America; “moderate” Republicans coming out and claiming that Trump’s statements and actions go against the spirit of the party and what it stands for. From Mitt Romney criticising his “demagoguery and populism” to other high profile figures and party members, some are expressing alleged discomfort with Trump’s bigotry, saying […]

Shaima’s Story, and the Hypocrisy of the “Pro-Palestine” Crowd

Amid all the genocidal death and destruction in Gaza during 2014, it finally looked as if there was some beautiful news to be found amid the slaughter. The baby of a Gazan mother (who had been eight months pregnant when she was killed by Israeli shelling) was successfully delivered and placed in an incubator. The was seemingly […]

The Abuse of the Ahl al-Bayt by the Faux-‘Resistance’

Since the inception of the ‘resistance’ adopted by Iran since the 1979 revolution, and its regional proxies (the Assad regime in Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon) against Israel and the west (supposedly), the regional alliance calling itself the ‘Resistance Axis’ (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah) has long utilised a sectarian narrative to fall back upon in the quest […]