Young White Men Are Being Radicalized. It’s Time To Talk About It

As Trump pitches fight against ‘Islamic terrorists’, where is the alarm over disenfranchised men being lured into white supremacist movements? Richard Spencer, the founder of the so-called “alt-right” movement, an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism White supremacy swept to power the day Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. His most ardent supporters championed him across the world. For them, Trump signaled the resurgence of white male dominance and they weren’t ashamed to celebrate it. The Southern Poverty Law Center documented 1,094 hate related incidences in the US since the first month of Trump’s election … Continue reading Young White Men Are Being Radicalized. It’s Time To Talk About It

Hamas: Israel not showing seriousness in forming new prisoner exchange deal

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Hamas movement said on Friday that Israeli authorities were making a serious effort to strike a new prisoner exchange deal to release Israelis held by Hamas and Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem said that the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, had received Israeli offers through intermediaries last week, but said what Israel is offering did not “meet even the minimum of the demands made by the resistance.” Qassem said that the “statements of Israeli leaders are just part of their lies directed at the families of the imprisoned … Continue reading Hamas: Israel not showing seriousness in forming new prisoner exchange deal

Israeli forces close Qalandiya checkpoint due to local dispute

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces closed Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Friday evening allegedly after a local dispute erupted between Palestinian youths at the checkpoint. Israeli forces fired sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the Palestinian youth, and eventually completely closed the checkpoint, causing a massive traffic jam. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an she would look into reports on the closure. (Source / 18.02.2017) Continue reading Israeli forces close Qalandiya checkpoint due to local dispute

New Tunisian electoral law raises issue of military’s role in politics

Tunisian soldiers listen to the national anthem in Sabkeht Alyun, Tunisia, Feb. 6, 2016 On Feb. 2, the Tunisian parliament approved a law related to local and municipal elections, granting members of the security and military institutions the right to vote for the first time in the country’s history. This precedent sparked controversy in Tunisia, as some people believe that military officers should enjoy the right to vote, just like their fellow citizens, while others believe that passing such a law will jeopardize the impartiality of the military institution and will involve it in political affairs. After years of complete … Continue reading New Tunisian electoral law raises issue of military’s role in politics

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2005

17 FEB 1:54 AM The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Thursday, that a young man died at an Egyptian hospital from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in 2005, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said Samed Fahmi Abu Shanab, 29, suffered various injuries, including paralysis, after the soldiers shot him in the spine, and suffered numerous complications afterwards, eventually leading to a kidney failure. It added that Abu Shanab was eventually moved to an Egyptian hospital for treatment, where he was awaiting a Kidney transplant surgery, but … Continue reading Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2005

Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

Izzeldin Abuelaish’s lawsuit is finally set to be heard, years after the Israeli army killed his daughters in Gaza. ‘I am accountable and will remain until the last breath in my life, accountable to them,’ Abuelaish says of his slain daughters The walls of Izzeldin Abuelaish’s office at the University of Toronto are covered in photographs, but one, in particular, stands out. Three of his daughters, Bessan, Mayar and Aya, sit on a beach in the Gaza Strip. The tide is out, and the girls – aged 13, 15 and 20 – have written their names in big letters on … Continue reading Gaza doctor seeks justice in Israeli court

New Turkey-Europe War over ‘Spying Imams’

Fethullah Gulen in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 24, 2013 Ankara- Allegations on spying activities practiced by some Turks, who belong to Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) and other unions and associations in Germany and Austria, have opened a new door for tension with Ankara. DITIB is Germany’s largest Islamic umbrella group with over 900 mosques tied to the Turkish government’s Directorate of Religion, or Diyanet. German officials not only issued statements about activities practiced by some Turkish people, especially imams sent by DITIB, but also started judicial investigations. The imams have allegedly collected information across Europe on supporters of the … Continue reading New Turkey-Europe War over ‘Spying Imams’