COMMENT- Morsi & Egypt- Compromised Politics never work

By Majed Iqbal- A re-run of the Protests which ousted Mubarak back in 2011? This is what commentators are dubbing the fresh protests in Egypt as  where thousands have converged on the renowned Tahrir Square which shook the throne of the Dictator Mubarak. Its seem surprising that Egyptians are protesting against a Government which they […]

COMMENT- Egypt Elections, Mursi & the Muslim Brotherhood

By Majed Iqbal- With the outcome of the Egyptian Elections finally out in the open, many are sighing with relief that finally the ‘revolution’ has materialised. Who would’ve thought that the iron grip of Mubarak, who ran Egypt like a Police State, imprisoning and torturing opponents would be ousted in a ‘People’s’ movement that had […]

UMMAH CHANNEL Appearance on the “Debate Night” Show- Western Intervention in Libya

On Wednesday 6th April, i was invited to participate on the BIG Debate Show on the UK based satellite Station, Ummah Channel. The topic of focus was the “Arab Spring and Libya – was military action right”. Questions that have arisen in the media, political circles and amongst the masses in the Muslim World are […]

Tear Gas, Tyrants & Foreign Trade

By Hamid Chaudry–  As the grass roots revolution spreads across the entire Middle East, it is with a mixture of disgust, incredulity and jaw dropping aghast watching the bare-faced hypocrisy of western politicians, as they jockey for position in a new era for the Middle East and Arab lands. While not all of us are […]

COMMENT: America’s Fear–The Will of the People

By Hamid Chaudry- The unfolding story of Egypt will run for a while longer…..perhaps even another thirty years.  While we can only guess at which path the country will take in the near term, this is undoubtedly an historic event for this generation. It is one of those events that will define the shape of […]

POEM- TAHRIR

By Poet 786 I am not a square but a revolution I am the pure air eradicating pollution I do not smell of your hypocrisy I breathe Islam not demoncracy My forefathers named me “Liberation” Do not call me “Freedom”! I am not up for manipulation I have my own interpretation I am not a […]

Vying for Power in the New ‘Middle East’ Order

By Hamid Chaudry (NEW Blog Contributor)- The scenes from Egypt and the Middle East are unfolding before our very eyes, almost too fast to scribe. These momentous events will do more to shape the future of not only the Middle East, but also global politics, consigning the previous despotic thirty year rule to a postscript […]

POEM- Walls of Fear

By Poet-AJ As the Berlin wall fell brick by brick “Liberation is not for you” we were told With Mubarak, Gaddafi and Ben Ali you have to stick Change we were asked “How was it to unfold?”  It was placed in our hearts, it was the Wall of Fear! Everything in life that was temporary had […]