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MYTH OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS: AN EXCUSE TO BOMB SYRIA

Nothing has changed for the third world countries. They were raided, plundered, colonised and occupied before and after the cold war era and they are attacked, destabilised, ruined and changed into ashes in this age of so-called globalisation. In 2003, George W. Bush in the company of Tony Blair, the then British Prime Minister, said there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Iraq is now a doomed country. Is it doomed because of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction? The whole world knows that it was just a bad name…

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Donald Trump and his Muslim ban policy

The immediate effect of the Executive Order by the US President was complete confusion and chaos at the airports as approved refugees, valid visa holders, non-US dual citizens and US legal residents were detained, barred from planes or ordered out of the US. A Federal Judge in New York ordered a stay on the deportation of the people with valid visas. Universities, hospitals and tech companies staggered from the order which threatens or has already banned thousands of doctors, students, researchers, engineers and others. Refugees persecuted for their sexual orientation…

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Aleppo: A Showdown for Interventionism

It started in March 2011. The West and the western media alleges that it started as a peaceful protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s government but evolved into a complex war involving Jihadist groups and regional and international powers. The coming events, however, revealed that it was pre-planned in the capitals of those Western countries who devised interventionist policies with the end of the cold war era. Half of the population of Syria has been forced to leave the country. The war that was started at the behest of the Western…

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US/EU – The Iran Nuclear Deal

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, Federica Mogherini, head of the EU foreign policy and Javed Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister met in Vienna, the capital of Austria, on January 16 and issued a joint communiqué declaring that a nuclear deal has been reached at between Iran and the world powers after the certification of UN’s international nuclear watchdog IAEA, that Iran has fulfilled all her obligations set forth for her in July last year. Therefore, a big chunk of sanctions imposed on that country by US, EU and…

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Isis or Al-Assad? What is the Priority?

by Mohammad Nazir Tabassum                                                                                                   “As in Afghanistan, there is confusion about western objectives in a complex conflict – is the aim simply to push back Isis, or does it have to be halting the wider Syrian war in which Isis has thrived? Is this imaginable while President Assad remains on the stage, or is the removal of this man – who has killed more Syrians than anyone else, and driven so many to embrace Isis – a red line?” (The Guardian – Leader Comment 17/11/2015) This comment of the…

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Guantanamo Bay – Shut it down!

by Maryam Ansar In 2009 Barack Obama signed the executive order which guaranteed Guantanamo Bay would be shut down once and for all; it was his promise. However, now in 2015, there is absolutely no sign of that happening any time soon. Whilst many detainees have been released since its creation, that is no indicator towards its ultimate demise; there still remain more than 100 prisoners within the walls of Guantanamo Bay. Despite countless efforts by human rights activists and those concerned with the overall lack of morality contained in…

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What drove three sisters into the heart of darkness?

The three sisters with their nine young children from Bradford who travelled to war-torn Syria, last month, generated massive publicity both in the national and international media, has left many observers dumbfounded. Many columnists and analysts have theorised a number of reasons these families’ leaving a safe and secure living place in Britain for a country unsafe and insecure to the extremes of one’s imagination. Over the years, both Syria and Iraq have become a magnet for youngsters of the Muslim communities the world over and a breeding ground for…

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Comment: Hypocrisy and the freedom of speech

By Maryam Ansar The recent attack on a French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of eleven individuals, including one Muslim policeman, has been succeeded by countless debates on freedom of speech and its limitations. The magazine in question, drew cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in order to be amusing it seems, seeing as that is the entire point of their publications. That in itself is a huge mistake; making a mockery out of religion, let alone making a mockery out of Islam and the Prophet…

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Big London launch for the Big Ride

  Date: Saturday, January 17, 1pm Location: Achilles Statue, Hyde Park, W1J One thousand cyclists will take part in an epic ride from Edinburgh to London in August to raise money to support a Gaza children’s charity. This Saturday (January 17) Palestine Solidarity Committee chair Ben Soffa will set the wheels spinning when he launches the project. A similar launch will also take place in Edinburgh. A peleton comprising cyclists wearing Big Ride teeshirts and flying Palestinian flags will then ride down to the parliament, where a motion commending the…

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THE BATTLE FOR AL-AQSA

By Maryam Ansar The last few weeks have witnessed even further escalation of conflict between Palestine and Israel when the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is considered by Muslims to be the third holiest site in Islam, came under attack by Israeli forces who believe the site, known as Temple Mount to the Jews, rightfully belongs to them and not Muslims. However, this is not the first time that there has been a clash between the two groups with regards to the holy site. The first time Israel effectively shut down the…

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