Mar 15, 2019

Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail

MARCH 13, 2019, 11:19 AM “Think about it: Omar wears a hijab,” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said on her show Saturday. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to…

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Mar 06, 2019

War Averted. What Now for Kashmir?

March 6, 2019 We are back to crass, self-interested politics in South Asia. What a relief. After a week on the brink of war between two nuclear-armed nations, political backbiting seems almost…

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Feb 28, 2019

New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury

As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe. BY LAWRENCE PINTAK | FEBRUARY 27, 2019, 5:04 PM Pakistan reported…

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Oct 18, 2018

After Khashoggi’s death, Turkey sees a path to greater influence

Oct. 17, 2018 -- As Saudi Arabia went on the defensive last week about Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged murder, Ankara seized the chance to repair relations with Washington by releasing U.S. pastor…

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Jun 09, 2017

ICYMI, Trump has U.S. Poised on the Edge of a Mideast Abyss

(DUBAI, June 9, 2017) Confused about what’s happening with Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Iran and ISIS and Trump’s war against evil losers? The simplest explanations are the scariest.Lawrence…

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Jun 07, 2017

Nuclear Pakistan Sees The Saudi Game Against Qatar and Iran and Says, ‘No Thanks’

With the Arabs lashing out at each other—a family feud on steroids—nuclear-armed Pakistan is happy to back away from the coming fight with Iran.Lawrence PintakUpdated Jun. 07, 2017 6:11AM ET /…

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Feb 23, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Islamophobic Holy Grail

It is the holy grail of the anti-Islam lobby: the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO) by the U.S. government. The move could mean open season on…

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Dec 09, 2016

An Idiot’s Guide to Islam in America

A memo to the president-election about the people he fears. DECEMBER 8, 2016, 4:48 PM “Islam hates us.” That was a recurring theme of your campaign, Mr. President-elect. And who can blame you?…

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Nov 15, 2016

I’ve Seen Hell and Know What’s Coming

There is much to fear from the president-elect, and from ourselves. Lawrence Pintak Updated Apr. 13, 2017 2:16PM ET / Published Nov. 15, 2016 1:00AM ET Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images…

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Nov 13, 2016

For Muslim Americans, Fear and Shock at a Trump Presidency

NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 4:56 PM American Muslims and Arab-Americans woke up Wednesday morning with shock, fear, and a determination to tackle head-on the bigotry that helped propel Donald Trump to the…

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Oct 28, 2016

Islamophobia After Trump

(Oct. 27, 2016) Donald Trump and ISIS. It was the Perfect Storm. The damage has left a barrage of emotions reverberating through the American Muslim community, from fear and suspicion to anger and…

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Oct 01, 2016

The Spark that Lit the War on Terror

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, 9:00 AM It all seemed so easy back then. When American Marines landed in Beirut 34 years ago this month, they came, as their commander put it, “to help our Lebanese…

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