Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Palestinian UN bid: Abbas and the Domestic Front

Yesterday, President Mahmoud Abbas formally declared his intention to seek full membership for the Palestinian state in the United Nation. His decision raised more than a few eyebrows, as many did not expect him to defy the Obama administration who have … Continue reading

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My comments on Mustafa Akyol book “Islam without Extremes.”

It is challenging to write a book based on religion and history with a convincing case relevant to modern time. I think the Turkish Journalist Mustafa Akyol has successfully met this challenge and present an exceedingly compelling and convincing case … Continue reading

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