Every time a terrorist attack occurs outside of the Middle East (whether in America, Belgium, France, or anywhere else), some politicians and citizens seem to automatically disregard the provisions of the First Amendment and start to exhibit Islamophobia.
This is a wake up call for the Iranian diaspora: enough with these pseudo-scientific racialist theories, enough with this Islamophobia disguised as critique of the Iranian government, enough with these attempts to assimilate by aiming to prove our Whiteness by all means possible.
Even when CENTCOM finally responds, numbers are likely to diverge significantly: by August 2015, the SOHR estimated that 181 civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes while US-CENTCOM reported the death of only two.
I find it interesting when German friends lambaste me as a fear monger for having the audacity to point out that their wonderful nation - an exempla...
You're encouraged to not take life for granted, and cherish every day with the ones you love. But that seems difficult to do when you wake up each day sentenced to a routine of 9 to 5. You start to really wonder why you're here. What's the point? What's our purpose? We're not just taking life for granted, we're taking lives for granted.
The dark and treacherous skies Donald Trump invoked at the Republican National Convention last week have lifted as Democrats begin their meeting in Philly today with a healthy dose of optimism.
Many in the media took note of the massively authoritarian overtones in Donald Trump's Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech. How could they not?
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)
Amidst crass U.S. foreign policy and a lack of moral consistency on the Syrian conflict, what can we expect from the upcoming Democratic Convention? ...
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
Islamic State controlled Omar oil field in Syria on fire following an attack by US Air Force plan...
The target of Erdogan's purge -- the movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen -- is not dangerous. It's one of the most moderate and socially constructive organizations in the Muslim world. In attacking it, Erdogan is planting the seeds for his own destruction.
The Nice truck slaughter -- indeed the slaughtering by ISIS in general -- and the MEK's killing of thousands of Iranians are both worthy of our attention and condemnation
STUTTGART, Germany -- Counterterrorism efforts often fail to engage the families of would-be terrorists, despite their ability and eagerness to help.
It is time for all the allied countries of the free world who are now profound potential victims of terrorism to mobilize and do one mass relentless military strike against ISIS hitting them from all sides imaginable.
So long as murder, torture and other human rights violations recur with impunity among Shiite forces operating in Sunni Iraqi provinces, there will be little reason to remain optimistic for the stability of Iraq.