Trump’s Travel Ban: Who’s Affected & What Do Muslims Think?

A revised version of  Trump’s travel ban is being put into effect today, after the Supreme Court allowed some parts of the ban to be re-asserted pending a hearing in the fall. The US State Department has issued some clarifications as to who exactly is affected by the ban. As before, it affects travellers from […]

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 […]

“Sunni Markets” – The Sectarian Looting of Homs

Ever since the Assad regime starved the people of Homs into capitulation, under the deal for the withdrawal from the revolution-held districts of old Homs, there has been an unprecedented spate of looting and destruction going on, at the hands of the regime’s ‘army’ and sectarian supporters. After the revolutionary fighters and their families left the […]

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 […]

Assad Approves New Chemical Attack on Jobar at Meeting With Top Security Officials, IRG: Report

Originally posted on Radio Free Syria:
By Walid al-Ghanim  08-04-2014: The Assad regime is reportedly planning another chemical weapons attack on the East Ghouta region of Damascus province in the near future, specifically on Jobar, according to a report from a credible regime insider who leaked information on the planned attack to the FSA.  The…