Politics

The Secret 28 Page History of 9/11: Saudi Arabian Government Behind Attack?

Editor’s note: The Saudis are now the US’s major ally in the war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Sounds fishy to me. It’s no secret the Saudis have funded (are still funding) Islamic State rebels. Is the US working with the Saudis and using Islamic State to overthrow Syria and to strike against Iran. Big picture…… Continue reading The Secret 28 Page History of 9/11: Saudi Arabian Government Behind Attack?

Politics

Obama Admits US Tortured “Folks” After 9/11

“Folks.” At least have the decency to call them people, Mr. President. Obama stated, “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that we got wrong, we did a lot of things that we right, but we tortured some folks … We did some things that were contrary to our values.” Gee, ya think? “It’s…… Continue reading Obama Admits US Tortured “Folks” After 9/11

Sociology

In His New Book, Akbar Ahmed Explains the Current Cycle Roiling Muslim Countries

By Khaled Ahmed Akbar Ahmed has had a good homecoming. His message has been embraced by the Pakistani state: Army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif presented him a shield at the National Defense University in December; and the Navy chief was so impressed with Ahmed’s latest book—last year’s The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on…… Continue reading In His New Book, Akbar Ahmed Explains the Current Cycle Roiling Muslim Countries

Commentary

America is under threat from radical ignorance, not radical Islam

By Qasim Rashid for Huffington Post Religion Muslims condemned 9/11, we condemned 7/7, we condemned the Fort Hood tragedy, we condemned the underwear bomber, we condemned the Times Square bomber, and now yet again we find ourselves condemning the Boston Bombers on the mere suspicion that they were “motivated by Islam.” And this is why…… Continue reading America is under threat from radical ignorance, not radical Islam

Film-work

“Journey into America”

“Journey into America” is arguably the most comprehensive documentary ever done on Muslims in America.  The film explores the issue of what it means to be American through the lens of Muslims. Ahmed’s documentary has been called “an essential pillar in the effort to build the interfaith bridge of understanding” by Congressman Keith Ellison, America’s…… Continue reading “Journey into America”

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.

Work

Launch of website for The Thistle and the Drone

I’ve created a website for my mentor Professor Akbar Ahmed’s forthcoming book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. Visit the blog here and read more about this important read.