Is A Nuclear Iran Good?!

By Eddy Simonian
Is A Nuclear Iran Good?!
I read an interesting article about the Iran nuclear crisis today. The article states that a nuclear Iran may very well be a blessing in disguise. The main point is that Iran is a rational state, and would act in its self-interest. After acquiring nuclear capabilities it would feel more secure and would try to ...

A Word to Islamic Reactionaries: Practice Equanimity!! 2

By Princeton Moses G.
A Word to Islamic Reactionaries: Practice Equanimity!!
 The Muslim world erupted over a movie that denigrated the prophet Mohammed:  Every peace-loving individual in the world ought to denounce this daft and disconcerting movie, and they must do so emphatically with a degree of discomfiture, because we expect people’s love for God or their religion to be impregnable. But the violence perpetrated in ...

The Syrian and Libyan Crises

By Eddy Simonian
The Syrian and Libyan Crises
In Libya the conflict between the miltias and the government is alarming and there are no shortage of arms. The government does not have control over the vast, thinly populated country. Such a situation helped the rebels defeat Gaddafi and is currently perilous to the stability of the government. A dictator died and a quasi-democracy ...

Resulting religious figures a CRIME?! 2

By Daniel McKay
Resulting religious figures a CRIME?!
Should insulting/shaming religious figures or icons be seen as a hate crime? Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of the Islamic Circle of North America (IICNA), suggests shaming or insulting religious figures as seen with “Innocence of Muslims” should be considered a hate crime. Calls for national dialoge.  The Islamic Circle of North America today condemned the violence, ...

Religious Extremist Dangers Face All Countries

By Daniel McKay
Religious Extremist Dangers Face All Countries
Religious extremism is a danger that all countries face… “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca In Egypt the President did not condemn the attacks on the US Embassy in Cairo. Rather he mainly criticized the release of the insensitive and clearly bigoted ...

Do the presidential elections matter?

By Daniel McKay
Do the presidential elections matter?
Do the presidential elections matter? Is this truly an election that will shape the future of America? Or will realpolitik always be the victor of elections? We have seen the attacks by Romney on Obama for his handling of the violent protests against the US embassies around the Muslim world. Many Republicans scorned Obama for making the ...

Democracy cannot be EXPORTED

By Daniel McKay
Democracy cannot be EXPORTED
The King is Dead, long live the King… Democracy cannot be EXPORTED!!! It needs time to nourish and grow… It is astonishing to me that the media and the populous are calling Libya and Egypt DEMOCRACIES. These countries did not magically transform into democracies. The institutions that have been put in place by a dictator did not dissapear over ...

The Syrian Civil War – Minds Instead of Hearts

By Daniel McKay
The Syrian Civil War: Acting with our minds instead of our hearts… The strongest weapon against the Assad Regime is assuring minorities that a post-Assad regime will protect their rights… The disaster in Syria has captivated the attention of millions of people around the world. Without a doubt Syria is going through a humanitarian crisis. Daraa, Homs, ...