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Ethnic Cleansing

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Sacrificing of Myself Rather Than Animal This Eid al-Adha?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Current year's Eid al-Adha calls for a conversation among Muslims and all global citizens. We intend to prompt the global conscientiousness regarding the need to help the needy as well as confront those committing crimes against their fellow man and our shared earth.

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

The End of the Road

Elizabeth Daube | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Daube

Despite global praise for Burma's democratic reforms, the country hasn't resolved its decades-long legacy of ethnic persecution. Burma's refugees fear what will happen to them next.

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Is Pope Francis Resurrecting Organized Religion?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Pope Francis in his first crucial year has exhibited a degree of humility that has given hope to masses and challenged the orthodoxy of a comfortably numb establishment.

On 20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide, Remembering Isn't Enough

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

While it appears that no amount of remembrance can possibly stop the next genocide from occurring, we must keep trying and we must remain ever vigilant to the signs of impending action such as those that have scarred our past.

Less Than 1,000 Muslims Are Left In CAR Capital City

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

(RNS) As the number of Muslims in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, dwindles to an estimated 900, the head of a global alliance of churche...

More Deaths in Burma -- And More Official Indifference

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

It is an appalling travesty of so-called democracy in a country that once inspired the world when it threw off military dictatorship and allowed Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to enter politics after so many years under house arrest.

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

All individual leaders -- and, for that matter, ideologies -- are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria's citizens. That would be a sell-out!

7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Matthew Leriche | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable.

November Is the Cruelest Month

Lyn Julius | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Lyn Julius

Arab and Islamic nationalism could find no room for ethnic and religious groups that deviated from the norm, and Jews found themselves alienated and isolated from society at large.

A Country Called Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Having been refugees once already, my parents dreaded the possibilities and began to scratch their heads, wondering if it was time to head north to the part of the Punjabi hinterland which was still left in India... They chose Canada.

Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Continues Despite Presidential Visit

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The violent persecution of the Burmese Muslims has thus taken a new and ominous turn, making President Thein Sein's promises seem cynical in the extreme.

Israeli Denial and the Nakba

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

An apology will not destroy Israel. Yet, it would be a first step towards making amends for the crimes of the past, acknowledging the wrongs of the present, and creating the space needed to work towards a just and lasting peace.

Burma: End 'Ethnic Cleansing' of Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims Forcibly Displaced (Bangkok) – Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

In every gallery I was surrounded by paintings that featured a cast of characters and lavish settings that bore no resemblance to the world that Jesus and his followers inhabited. Every wall greeted me with blond, fair-skinned European figures.

The Tamils in Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs

Jack Healey | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Jack Healey

This article is a call to recognize and appreciate and acknowledge that the Tigers have become Lambs. This is a revolution that has transformed an armed group into an exemplar of civil society participation and with a commitment to nonviolence.

Western Burma in Conflict: Rights, Reconciliation, and the Rohingya

Jack Healey | Posted 09.15.2012 | World
Jack Healey

The future of Burma could be bright if reforms deepen and continue, but nothing will be so great of a blot on the potential of this nation as the attempt by some to baptize the meager newfound hope in the blood of a racist pogrom.

Notorious War Crimes Suspect Acquitted On Genocide Charge

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal acquitted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of one charge of genocide Thursd...

Bosnia: Shame on Us All

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

On the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war we should feel anger and shame because 'the international order' is still ignoring those warning signs when they occur. We should also acknowledge the human consequences of the West's failure in Bosnia.

Sub-Saharan Africans And Black Libyans Targeted By Rebel Fighters

Bloomberg.com | Posted 11.01.2011 | Black Voices

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans are being targeted by rebel fighters who suspect them of backing Muammar Qaddafi, Amnesty International said. ...

A Long Struggle Ahead For World's Newest Nation

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — The people of South Sudan finally get their own country on Saturday, an emotional independence celebration few thought possible du...