One Syrian Refugee’s Pain

One Syrian Refugee’s Pain

Over the past year our television screens have been full of images of hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrian refugees who risk their lives on rickety boats to make the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean to safety in Europe.  But…

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Why Do People Become Terrorists?

Why Do People Become Terrorists?

The New York Times is baffled. Following a string of terrorist attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels and Pakistan, a front page above-the-fold headline in the March 28, ‘16 Times concludes that there are “No Clear Signs On Who Might…

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My Friend The Imam

My Friend the Imam

Most of the world knows Firdos Square in Baghdad as the site where the statue of Saddam Hussein was famously toppled just after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. But I remember Firdos Square because that is where I…

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Our Foolish U.S. Syria Policy

Our Foolish U.S. Syria Policy

Where’s the outrage? What the U.S. is doing in Syria by funding the so-called “moderate rebels” is morally wrong, further eroding our credibility in the Arab and Muslim world, detrimental to the interests of a country I care a great…

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