Friday, February 26, 2021

Freedom is ‘God’s gift to humanity’

As people’s insurrections spread in the Arab world, it might be useful for those watching the mayhem gather pace to take time out from...

Undeserving case for a Palestinian state

Recently Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, took to the pages of The New York Times with a plea for “The Long...

Video lifts veil on Arab-Muslim societies

A young man is pinned to the ground, his head is twisted and a knife held against his throat. In a few minutes the...

Lobby’s arguments don’t add up

The main argument of the pro-immigration lobby, as I pointed out last week, is the net economic benefits from immigration outweigh social costs over...

Politics of resentment live in West Bank

RAMALLAH — I am struck by the construction boom across the city as I visit Ramallah, the legislative and political centre of the Palestinian...

Immigration trends – by the numbers

The headline on my column last week read, “Immigration isn’t just about numbers.” But numbers indeed tell the story of how the trend line for...

Pakistan: Deceit from the beginning

As the story of Osama bin Laden unwinds, the bigger story is about Pakistan and what it says about the idiocy of the...

Bleak look at Canada’s slip from freedom

There was a time not too long ago when Canada was one of the freest countries in the world, and governments in Ottawa and...

Japan will recover; no guarantee for Libya

The terrifying natural disaster from the tsunami that swept through a part of Japan, leaving in its massive surge coastal areas wrecked and human...

Bloody start to New Year

The New Year

West can’t ignore Pakistan’s threat

In the world of diplomacy, uttering words of caution on a troubled relationship with another state is pretty much raising a red-flag warning of...

Summer reading beats blah, blah, blahs

The joy of summer for me is to retreat into some shade with books at hand to recharge my battery. I am acutely aware this...

Morocco is open for business

The massively towering Hassan II mosque in Casablanca sits on the edge of Africa, looking serenely across the waters to the new world beyond....

When Churchill stood up to Hitler

On May 10, 1940, Neville Chamberlain reluctantly stepped down as prime minister of Britain and handed the keys for 10 Downing Street to Winston...

Tunisia just one Arab regime going stale

The hasty departure of Tunisian strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali for a life in exile reveals how brittle and lacking in public support are...