In Turkey, An Independent Arms Industry Takes Shape

Theresa May visited Turkey in January 2017, months after the abortive coup. On the agenda was an over £100 million deal in which the UK would ostensibly help to build Turkey’s first domestically-produced jet fighter, known as the The TAI TFX – a twin-engine aerial superiority fighter jet that could work in all weathers. On the surface, […]

Jeff Flake’s Undeserved Acclaim

Arizona senator Jeff Flake launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump and fellow Republicans on the Senate floor, in which he bemoaned his colleagues giving up on core principles “in favor of a more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment”. He didn’t stop there. “It is time for our complicity and our accommodation for the unacceptable […]

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 […]

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, […]