M. Junaid Levesque-Alam, a Foreign Policy In Focus contributor, lives in New York. He has been published in several outlets, including Altmuslim.com, CounterPunch, WireTap Magazine, and ZNet. His website is Crossing the Crescent.
Some arguments against intervention deserve serious consideration. The “hypocrisy” mantra, however, is not one of them.
At the moment, stopping the unpredictable Gaddafi is seen as the best option by Arab leaders.
Iraq is clearly differentiated from Libya by the political climate and number of forces on the ground.
In 10 weeks of protests, Tunisians and Egyptians achieved for themselves what 10 years of bloodshed could not purchase for Pax Americana or its archenemy in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Why spill blood and spend billions with the ostensible goal of liberating Arabs only to now insist that Arabs not liberate themselves?
The overriding religion in America is not the Judaeo-Christian tradition, it’s nationalism.
How did burning the Koran become the equivalent of building an Islamic center near Ground Zero?
Before the molten debris at Ground Zero had cooled, heated voices began crafting a new narrative about a quarter of humanity.
Opposition to the “Ground Zero mosque” has emboldened Americans to oppose mosques in their own towns.
Is a teenager throwing a grenade at a soldier a terrorist or a reluctant combatant?
One reason the leak will not become Pentagon Papers 2.0 is that the contents tend to confirm, rather than contradict, news about Afghanistan.
Is Pakistan’s Taliban motivated by unfair taxation — like our founding fathers?
Some New Yorkers are expressing increasing hostility to plans for new mosques.
Pakistani officials believe the U.S. is trying to use the Shahzad case to pressure the country to launch a ground offensive against the militant hornets’ nest in Waziristan province.
Muslims in the United States are relatively well integrated into society. So, why the recent spate of attacks carried out by U.S. Muslims?