The New American-Saudi-Muslim Alliance

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As the ‘mainstream media’ besieged President Donald Trump’s touchdown in Riyadh on his first international trip where he was expected to receive a lavish and unprecedented reception by Saudi officials to attend a busy two day summit with Saudis, GCC leaders and heads of states from the Islamic world (minus Iran), we all know what the rewards for America will be after 8 years of a lean and mean relationship with President Obama.

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Being Muslim is a Pre-Existing Condition

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Ahmed Tharwat

The frat boys of the Republican House of Representatives, celebrating the TrumpCare win in the Rose Garden was the most disgusting, lewd political act in recent years. We aren’t even going to talk about the absence of women in this political binge celebration.

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Media, Activists and the violent narrative

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Prince Charles Dickson

In recent times the Nigerian news media and social media feeds are bombarded with images of spectacular extremist violence and increasingly aggressive and bellicose rhetoric from politicians and pundits. This coverage warrants a close look, as public discourse sinks to new lows in justifying violence against entire racial and religious groups. In this public conversation, the stakes are high; lives are on the line.

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Thank You America

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As an immigrant, the son of an immigrant and a US Army Veteran with four other brothers who honorably served our adopted country (2 Army, 2 Marine) and from far away Sweden (on a visit but not seeking asylum), I could not help but admire and be proud of America and the hundreds of thousands across the great country who showed solidarity against the bans on Muslims and immigrants entering the United States.

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Trump is the el-Sisi of America

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Ahmed Tharwat

General el-Sisi, in one of his bizarre revelations, told the Egyptian people that he is blessed by a divine wisdom. Everyone laughed, social media exploding with jokes and satirical postings, but apparently, Donald Trump isn’t laughing. He agrees with what General el-Sisi says and does!

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Trump’s immigration policy and the war within America

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

Immigration was born out of slavery, war and ethnic clashes, ensuing individuals to seek greener pastures across the border. Events and the tragedies of terror within Arab and African societies prompted the sympathetic movement of migrating to the west, absconding the horrendous atmosphere across their regions.

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Trump’s demand to ban Muslim immigration was extreme, but not outside the mainstream

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Rupen Savoulian

There are many analyses of the incoming Trump administration, examining the reasons for his electoral victory, the racism and Islamophobia that he deployed to win votes, his populist appeals to the American working class, the emboldened position of the alternative right, and the ultra-rightist nature of his incoming cabinet. It is no exaggeration to state, for instance, that his chief-of-staff, the man Trump turns to first for political advice, is an outright fascist.

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