Category: Analysis

Anwar and her bike

As if taking a bike from a Palestinian child is how cruel ‘Israel’ gets

By Tariq Shadid – On Monday, the Israeli non-governmental group B’Tselem posted a video recorded by one of their volunteers. It displayed an incident that took place on July 25th, showing how an 8 year old Palestinian girl in Al Khalil (Hebron) had her bike confiscated by Israeli soldiers. The story penetrated into mainstream media, especially after Al Jazeera had...

Anders Breivik

Islam is not the problem, Islamophobia is

Before getting to the point about Islamophobia, I would like to call your attention to a strongly related issue. My new song ‘Why the Innocent’, which was released a few days ago, was received with praise. I am thankful to those who took the trouble to share it to their networks, and to those who made efforts to publicly express...

Dutch Zionist lobby exposed – fraudulent financial support for settlers

By Tariq Shadid – A major political scandal is unfolding in the Netherlands: politician Lodewijk Asscher has made sure over the years that AOW-pension payments to Dutch Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories were kept at their original levels, while all other AOW-pensions of Dutch expats’ were decreased significantly. His astonishing defense, when he was confronted over this discriminatory conduct...

Jerusalem in danger while the world sleeps

By Tariq Shadid – Tensions are rising sky-high in what is considered a Holy City by three of the world’s major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Its Aramaic name ‘Ur Shalim’, from which hails its current international name Jerusalem, means ‘City of Peace’, yet it has become obvious that it will not be allowed to live up to its name...