First they came for the Jews…

First they came for the Jews And I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew Then they came for the Yazidis And I did not speak out Because I was not a Yazidi Then they came for the Shi'a And I did not speak out Because I was not a Shi'a Then…Read more First they came for the Jews…

Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

The Russian naval facility in Tartus refers to a military installation of the Russian Navy located in the port of the city of Tartus, Syria. Russian official usage classifies the installation as a Material-Technical Support Point (Russian: Пункт материально-технического обеспечения, ПМТО) and not a "base". Tartus is the last Russian military facility outside the former…Read more Russian naval facility in Tartus, Syria

How to stop the killing in Syria?

The question is being asked: Without military intervention, how are we going to stop the killing of civilians in Syria? Whatever world leaders decide to do, the frightful situation in Syria is certainly not going to be easy to resolve. While it's true, civilians are already being killed, airstrikes will certainly kill more and are…Read more How to stop the killing in Syria?

No War With Syria

I'm deeply concerned about the frightful situation in Syria. Nevertheless I do not believe racing into yet another war is the answer. Wars are easy to start, but incredibly difficult to finish. Then there's the rebuilding afterwards. Are Iraq and Afghanistan really in any better shape after years of conflict? The consequences of which all…Read more No War With Syria

Salam, Shalom, Peace is the Way! ^_^

Give Peace a Chance

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Aggression feeds further anger and hatred, continuing ongoing violence... Leaders on both sides in Palestine and Israel need to calm down and sit around a table, and AGREE a permanent settlement to end SIX DECADES of violence. Which eventually, at some point they must. The longer that takes, gives some indication of…Read more Give Peace a Chance

Islamic Relief: Action for Syria

UN Vote on Palestine and Prospects for Peace in the Middle-East

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong 21 September 2011 Recently, I’ve been asked about my views on Palestine and the future prospects for peace in the Middle-East. This Friday, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is expected to officially submit a request to recognise Palestinian statehood. What then are the future prospects for a peaceful and…Read more UN Vote on Palestine and Prospects for Peace in the Middle-East