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What You're Not Being Told About the Royal Crisis in Saudi Arabia


November 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Written by Darius Shahtahmasebi

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — According to the Washington Post’s Fareed Zakaria, in order to understand how traditionally secular Muslim countries became hubs of radicalization in recent years, you need just one example: Saudi Arabia. 1,085 more words

Saudi monarchy has already lost its war in Yemen: Nasr Allah of Hezbollah has manhandled this obscurantist monarchy of Al Saud "worthless pride"

Saudi monarchy has lost its war in Yemen

Its illusory power purchased in malignant medias and with sectarian alliances:

Hassan Nasr Allah (General Secretary of… 271 more words


PREVENT, Pre-crime and the Colonial Continuity

The background to this and subsequent blog to be published are the subtle transformations taking place in the context of pre-crime counter-terrorism policies and their interaction with Muslims.   1,627 more words

Current Affairs

The Saudi Islamist conundrum

The vast majority of Islamic terrorism is Sunni. How do the governments in Sunni Muslim societies tackle Islamic jihadism that threatens to overthrow existing Sunni governments which the jihadis label “apostates?” A fascinating example is what happened in Saudi Arabia when what the Saudis would call “Islamic extremist jihadis” took control of the holy mosque in Mecca in 1979. 145 more words


Our Saudi Arabian Frenemy

Saudi Arabia is our new best friend, right? Unfortunately, no. But my goodness, it’s complicated.

The Arab and Muslim world is in flux and chaos. The need to halt Iran’s drive for regional hegemony, and the resulting Shia dominance over the Sunni Islamic world, has driven the Saudis into a tacit alliance not only with America but also, even more remarkably, with Israel. 154 more words


What the Heck is an "Islamist"?

You’ve seen it. We all have. The term “Islamist” being thrown around as soon as any Muslim with even a whiff of devotion comes into focus. 799 more words