Politics

The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

“35 people dead in Paris. They don’t know what it is yet. Not sure if there were bombs.” That was the text message I received on Friday during my walk home from Rice University. Here we go again, I thought… My first reaction: the media will instantly assume Muslims carried out the attack, regardless of…… Continue reading The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

Politics

Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the Israeli military used depleted uranium against Syrians. Depleted uranium is used in nuclear reactors, making it a toxic and dangerous radioactive weapon. A Syrian military leader witnessed the impact of this toxin. He stated: “When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake, then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared.…… Continue reading Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

Islamic State

First Civilians Killed in “War on Islamic State” – Expect More in Future

US missiles “targeting IS” in the town of Kafr Diryan destroyed two residential areas, killing 27 people, most of whom were civilians. According to a report by Al Jazeera (from Truth Revolt): “The locals say that this is the first time that they were attacked by missiles since the outbreak of Syrian revolution. The paradox,…… Continue reading First Civilians Killed in “War on Islamic State” – Expect More in Future

Politics

Aerial Video Shows Complete Destruction of Palestinian Neighborhood After Israeli Bombing

And we’re told to believe that the Israeli military doesn’t target civilians. This entire area was destroyed, completely and utterly. This is Israel’s attempt to wipe Palestinians off of the map. It’s no joke. Watch the video at Al Arabiya.

Politics

The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

An August 12th headline from Fox News read “Islamic State’s shocking barbarity prompts call for world to act.” The sub-heading of the article went on to claim that this “fanatical Islamic group” uses “medieval brutality” and “savagery” against its enemies by severing people’s’ heads and mowing down helpless civilians with guns at point-blank range. Fox News is right. The Islamic State is a…… Continue reading The Islamic State is “Barbaric,” But What About the US and Israel?

Personal

Many emotions since arriving back in Boston

I only get a chance to come back home to Boston a few times a year. When I returned last December I came home to the news of the terrible tragedy known as the Newtown Massacre in Connecticut, where 20 little children and 6 adults died at the hands of a crazed gunmen. Unfortunately my…… Continue reading Many emotions since arriving back in Boston

Film-work

Wrong War, Wrong Methods, Wrong Enemy

Renowned scholar Akbar Ahmed discusses his new book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam and elaborates on the devastating consequences of the U.S.’s drone bombing campaign in the tribal areas of Pakistan.