Articles by: Habib Siddiqui

Does Facebook’s Zuckerberg have a ‘Muslim’ problem?

Does Facebook’s Zuckerberg have a ‘Muslim’ problem?

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, claims to be against the use of his popular social media portal for spreading hatred. He said that there “is no place for hate speech or content that promotes violence.” Can we trust him? How serious is he to ensuring his claims? Is he ready to walk the talk? After all, accusations[Read More…]

by September 6, 2020 World
Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC epitomized scare tactics

Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC epitomized scare tactics

On Thursday night (August 27, 2020) President Donald Trump of the United States delivered his acceptance speech as the presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) that was held in the White House. It was the first of its kind when the White House was used as a podium for campaign by a seating president. As noted by presidential[Read More…]

by August 30, 2020 World
Xi Jinping’s ugly double face needs to be unmasked

Xi Jinping’s ugly double face needs to be unmasked

A “state”, according to Max Weber, is “a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory” (WEBER, M.: “Politics as a Vocation” in GERTH, H.H.; WRIGHT, Mills, C. (eds.): From Marx Weber: essays in sociology, London, Routledge, 1991 [1948], p. 78). A “nation”, on the other hand, according to Montserrat[Read More…]

by August 17, 2020 Human Rights
The Ram Temple Celebration in Modi-fied India

The Ram Temple Celebration in Modi-fied India

Last week, Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, dressed like a priest-king in a saffron scarf and a silver crown performed a sacred ritual in the Ayodhya to found a new Hindu temple on a site where, for hundreds of years, the historic Babri Masjid (mosque) once stood. The state-sponsored ceremony was meant to show the transformation of India from[Read More…]

by August 10, 2020 India
Momin Khawaja – the forgotten Canadian detainee of 9/11

Momin Khawaja – the forgotten Canadian detainee of 9/11

It has been almost 19 years since the USA, joined by its western allies (esp. the UK, Canada and Australia), launched the so-called global war on terror (GWOT) invading first Afghanistan, soon after 9/11 for Taliban government’s sheltering of Al-Qa’ida and its leader OBL, and then Iraq (in 2003) under the false pretext of destroying the weapons of mass destruction,[Read More…]

by July 27, 2020 Human Rights
Race still matters in the land of Lincoln

Race still matters in the land of Lincoln

  President Trump has taken credit for popularizing Juneteenth in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday (June 19, 2020), stating that no one had ever heard of the June 19 holiday before he scheduled a political rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on that day, claiming, “I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous.” President Trump is[Read More…]

by June 21, 2020 World