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European Parliament's Controversial October Trip to Iran
Abbas Rezai - 10/12/2012
Once again, the European Parliament is planning to send a delegation to Tehran. The trip, scheduled for the end of this month, was confirmed by the parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iran just before summer.
Deport Hezbollah's militants and leadership to Iran
Elias Bejjani - 11/30/2011
What should the Lebanese people, the Arab countries, Israel and the free world do with Hezbollah, the Iranian terrorist militia and its armed ministate, when the Syrian Assad regime falls? Some ignorant and short-sighted leaders in Lebanon are proposing that the government should buy Hezbollah’s weaponry and recruit most of its mujahedin fighters into the Lebanese army. In fact this is the most stupid, sickening, evil and fatal formula for Lebanon.
Peace in the Middle East requires tolerance and acceptance of others
Elias Bejjani - 11/16/2011
Unless the Arab countries and Arab people give up on their deeply rooted education of hostility, hatred, terrorism, and rejection of others who belong to different religions, denominations, cultures, ethnicities, and minorities, they will remain living in the stone age era and isolated from the rest of the civilized and free democratic world.
The Vanishing Little Star of Bethlehem: Christianity under Attack in the Middle-East
Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. Zucker - 11/14/2011
News coming out of the Middle-East in the last few months has focused on two principal areas: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the so-called “Arab Spring”. The headlines have been restricted to these two topics.
Coming Full-Circle in Tahrir Square
Abdul Wahid - 8/8/2011
Friday 29 July 2011 had been billed as a “Friday of Unity” demonstration in Tahrir Square uniting secular and Islamic opposition forces to come out to push for further change in Egypt. But the arrival of approximately 1 million people calling for Islamic change drew fierce criticism from secular groups within Egypt, as well as secularists outside the region.
Muslims Must protect Arab Christians
Pierre A. Maroun - 6/30/2011
The last 10 years have not been easy for Arab Christians. Numerous events, including the U.S. invasion of Iraq has inspired the belief that the “Christian West” has declared war on Muslims of the Middle East. Many Muslims see military operations against Muslim majority nations by the United States as religious in nature because the United States is viewed by many Muslims as a Christian nation.
Fault Lines in the Middle East
Ron Coody - 2/22/2011
Since the uprising of the Tunisian people followed by the dramatic protest of millions in Cairo against Husni Mubarak, shaking and realignments have spread across the Middle East in a display of unleashed energy reminiscent of earthquakes along a fault line. In this case the fault lines are political, religious and economic, with rulers pushing in one direction trying to hold back the will of people pushing in the opposite direction. In Tunisia and Egypt the people have won the contests.
Bill Clinton Explains How Middle East Utopia is Just Around the Corner
Prof. Barry Rubin - 4/24/2010
It's truly amazing what some people say about the Middle East without anyone noticing the inaccuracies and contradictions. An interview former President Bill Clinton gave to the ABC news' program "This Week" is a wonderful example of this situation.
Terrorism and Muslim Women: Why Moderate Muslims Do not Stand Up To Radical Muslims
Ghazal Omid - 9/11/2007
Recent articles about a Muslim woman doctor, who received death threats after speaking out on Al-Jazirah network against Muslim hardliners and terrorists, has been generating publicity for the right people and for a well justified cause that seldom gets enough attention, even though it would work to our advantage in the war against terrorism.
If God Had A Vote...
Ghazal Omid - 8/27/2007
Watching last night's news, which is already inundated with speculation about future elections, made me wonder: With all the promises that men and women, some of whom are even preachers in Christian churches, make to God and man, how much do they really care about what they say...?
Condemning Assault On Taslima Nasreen
Syed Ali Mujtaba, Ph.D. - 8/15/2007
Let me first condemn the assault on anti- Islam writer Taslima Nasreen. The label attributed on her being a Muslim reformist writer is a misnomer. Such pretensions should be unmasked dealing with characters like Miss Nasreen. She is not the first writer that comes under the bracket of anti- Islam writer. Such writers have started surfacing in Europe since 15th and 16th century. Ad Islam spread across the globe the tribe of such writers grew in number. So there is nothing new about Ms Nasreen’s action. She should be approached with this position and none should get trapped in her Islamic name thats just an illusion.
Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, A Voice Of Moderate Shiah Islam
Ghazal Omid - 6/21/2007
Renegade Ayatollah, some call him. Most of the Iranian human rights activists, including me, know him through his late illustrious father and through his bold actions in Iran in 2005. His is the first voice of Moderate Islam echoing aloud from Iran. Tragically, the government of Iran, seemingly, will soon succeed in shutting him down if we don’t move fast. The Ayatollah and 17 other members of his family were sentenced to death in a private court session in Zafaranieh Tehran on June 10th, 2006. Although very ill and suffering from Parkinson disease, he defended himself in the Iranian court where he did not even have access to a lawyer.