Opinions & Editorials

September 16, 2014

The recent war damaged or destroyed nearly 17,000 houses. (AFP/File)
20:22 GMT

Now that the war has stopped, Gazans must work to rebuild their homes.

September 8, 2014

Thousands of Bosnian Muslim women were raped by Serbs during the Bosnian war. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The international community was slow to respond to the genocide happening in Bosnia in the 90s. Did the world's botched response lead to the rise of Islamic extremism today?

September 2, 2014

The latest appropriation of Palestinian land is one of the largest in history. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

The latest illegal land grab by the Israelis shrinks Palestine even further and causes many to doubt that there will ever be a free Palestine.

September 1, 2014

A newly trained Iraqi army could help the region defeat Islamic State militants. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

Sunni muslims must lead the fight against the militants in the Islamic State.

August 31, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mosul (File/AFP)
12:10 GMT

America doesn't fully understand what is going on in Iraq. If Vice President Joe Biden did, he would not be advocating for three federal states - Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish in the country.

August 27, 2014

Mass poverty and poor living conditions have perhaps contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

The best way to stop the Islamic State is to put an end to policies in the Middle East that demean the Arab population and prevent them from achieving their full human potential.

August 24, 2014

Reyaad Khan (left), Nasser Muthana (center), and Abdul Raqib Amin - all British citizens, appeared in an ISIS video, alarming UK authorities of home-grown terrorists (Image: YouTube/AlHayat)
07:08 GMT

With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.

August 21, 2014

ISIS extremists have grown stronger and more powerful in recent weeks across Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?

August 20, 2014

We can't bracket the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS in the same category (Image: The Independent)
13:47 GMT

Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.

August 19, 2014

We need to take a different approach to ISIS. Fighter jets will not make them go away (File/AFP)
07:44 GMT

When Vice News released a recent documentary of rare access to ISIS members, it was more than just European men abandoning their happy families back home to fight their extremist jihad.

August 14, 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Islamic State has changed the course of the Middle East for many years to come (File/AFP)
11:05 GMT

Abu Bakr al-Baghdad has given Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Kurds reason to unite against ISIS attacks. Nevertheless, Obama has to take al-Baghdadi seriously.

August 11, 2014

The joke's on him: Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said the IDF should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for for “unimaginable restraint” (File/AFP)
10:55 GMT

When one of Benjamin Netanyahu's most trusted advisors, Ron Dermer, said the IDF deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for “unimaginable restraint”, why not? War-mongering Obama got one, what difference does it make if we hand out another to Israel for its war crimes?

August 7, 2014

A wounded child receives treatment in Gaza's al-Shifa hospital (File/AFP)
09:03 GMT

The high death toll of Palestinian children killed in Israel's latest attacks are bad enough. What about the aftermath? Did the Israeli army think about how many kids will be living with life-threatening injuries as a result?

August 3, 2014

The injured bird is recovering nicely, unlike many Palestinian children (Image: Ramat Gan Safari Park)
07:23 GMT

The Times of Israel recently ran a story about an owl being injured by Hamas rockets in Kibbutz Nirim. On the same day, dozens of Palestinian children were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Are we becoming desensitized with the death toll?

July 31, 2014

British trip-hop group, Massive Attack, urged people to stand in solidarity with Palestine during a Lebanon concert, July 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:37 GMT

As the Gaza death toll passed well over a thousand, we need to ask ourselves what will help Palestinians achieve justice. Individuals and the international community need to boycott Israel to stop this violence.