Opinion

The New Gilded Age Contains the Seeds of Its Own Collapse

Though the rich have successfully controlled the U.S. political economy since the Reagan era, at some point the populist backlash will swell enough… more »

Living Islam: Between Indifference and Extremism (Part 2)

The challenge before us is to kick out both laxity and extremism in our midst, and to lead a moderate life obeying Allah… more »

Crises Worthy and Otherwise: Terror Scare Vs. Climate Change

In today’s vicious world, if deviant threats don’t exist, they need to be invented, for the people must have a bogeyman to fear… more »

How Islam Will Change Russia (Part-2)

Over the long term, strategic planners will have to take into consideration Russia’s rising Islamic identity and its possible impact on foreign policy.… more »

How Islam Will Change Russia-1

This is one of the several articles that was prepared for a (dream) project in the USA called “Russia in Decline.” While Russia… more »

Human Psychology: The Delusion ‘I Am Not Responsible’

One of the details to be learned by understanding human psychology is how a person’s unconscious fear works in a myriad of ways.

What is Happening to the US?

The political disruption that both Europe and the United States are experiencing is an ominous warning.

The West is Manufacturing Muslim Monsters

Who should be blamed for Muslim Terrorism? What role do ISIS/AlQaeda play?

Islamophobia – Some Common places

Islamophobia is no more than contemporary racism with a strong classist and sexist component.

Why was the German Town of Dresden Burnt?

In February 1945, British and American bombers killed 25-35 thousand civilians,in just a few hours

Ninety Two Years Without the Caliphate

The Ummah continues to suffer from the after-effects of the destruction of the Ottoman Caliphate.

Islam and Democracy: Malaysia in Comparative Perspective

Talk delivered at Stanford University, hosted by Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and Muslim Student Association.

Intellectual Crisis of the Muslim Ummah

A delegate’s outlook on, and presentation at, the International Conference on ‘Intellectual Crisis of Muslim Ummah: Rethinking Traditional Solutions’.

I Am NOT Charlie

All of France is in deep mourning over the incident at Charlie Hebdo. The media worldwide does such a good job presenting it all as a planetary disaster.

The Tragic and the Heroic

Let us differentiate between the tragic and the heroic and not give in to sadness and despair. This is the time to rejoice.