Articles by: 5Pillarz

King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz

Saudi King Abdullah named world’s most influential Muslim

Middle East, World October 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm 1 comment

The annual “Muslim 500” list of the world’s most influential Muslims has named King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in the top position. The makers of the list set out to ascertain the influence Muslim individuals have on their worldwide community of 1.7 billion, be it cultural, ideological, financial or political. [...]

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Saudi-Iran rivalry at heart of Middle East chaos

Saudi-Iran rivalry at heart of Middle East chaos

Opinion October 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm 0 comments

The rising tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a major cause of the problems plaguing the Middle East, writes Abdel Bari Atwan. The two countries are fighting proxy wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Palestine, and people of the region are paying the price in their blood, wealth, [...]

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How Zionist logic works in 10 easy steps…

How Zionist logic works in 10 easy steps…

Opinion October 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Journalist Hassan Alkatib was among a number of filmmakers, academics and activists who attended the New Horizon Conference in Tehran recently. The conference looked into the power of the Zionist lobby but was labelled “anti-Semitic” by the pro-Zionist media, which gave Hassan the idea for this satirical article… I’m a [...]

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ISIS fighters in Iraq

ISIS in Japan: The new frontier

Asia, Japan, World October 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

ISIS has spread fear and chaos in the corridors of regional and global powers, writes terrorism expert Dr Mohammed Ilyas. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war the group has taken large swaths of Syrian and Iraqi territory. Earlier this year the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared that [...]

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Malia Bouattia

Student rep subjected to “Islamophobic witch-hunt” over anti-ISIS motion

UK October 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0 comments

The Black Students Officer at the National Union of Students (NUS) has been subjected to an Islamophobic witch-hunt after refusing to back a motion condemning ISIS because of her opposition to Western imperialism. Malia Bouattia and others refused to back a motion to condemn ISIS because they felt it would [...]

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Prominent Shia cleric sentenced to death in Saudi

Prominent Shia cleric sentenced to death in Saudi

Opinion October 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

It is no secret that the eastern province of Saudi Arabia is discriminated against, writes Ali Bokhari following the confirmation of the death sentence on Ayatollah Nimr al Nimr. Religious minorities are also subject to prejudice, to the extent that the open practice of Christianity is banned. In 2011, the [...]

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Sam Harris

Islamophobic author Sam Harris is funding Quilliam Foundation

UK October 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

The prominent Islamophobe Sam Harris has revealed that he is writing a book with Maajid Nawaz and that he’s giving money to the Quilliam Foundation. Harris made the admission during an interview with CNN which can be seen HERE after 5 mins 45 secs: The Quilliam Foundation, a supposed counter-extremism [...]

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There’s no reason to celebrate the UK Palestine vote

There’s no reason to celebrate the UK Palestine vote

Editor's Desk October 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

I hate to rain on a parade but I don’t quite understand why  everyone is getting so excited over the UK parliament’s recognition of Palestine as a state, writes Roshan Muhammed Salih. Certainly it was gratifying to hear so many MPs criticise Israel yesterday during the six-hour House of Commons [...]

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Iran’s fear grows over Turkey buffer zone in Syria

Middle East, Opinion, Syria, Turkey October 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

It appears that the United States and its Western allies (France and the United Kingdom) have agreed to Turkish President Receb Tayyip Erdogan’s demand for a buffer zone on the Syrian side of the lengthy Turkish-Syrian border as a pre-condition for Turkey’s involvement in the fight against Islamic State (IS), [...]

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Dr Mirza Tariq Ali

Doctor convicted of sectarian violence struck off

UK October 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

A surgeon who was convicted in the first-ever successful prosecution for Muslim sectarian violence in Britain has been banned from practising as a doctor. Dr Mirza Tariq Ali, 39, a locum surgeon, fled the country after being charged with violent disorder during a rally in Central London in May last [...]

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