Barack Obama: A good show, but no applause yet

If Bush was our Elmer Fudd, the classic befuddled cartoon character blind to his own ignorance, then Obama is this generation’s Bugs Bunny: a cool, savvy and cocky charmer who acts as if he is two steps ahead of everyone else, even as he’s staring down the barrel of a shotgun. [Read more…]

American Muslims: In Muslim film contest, diversity wins

Link TV’s “One Nation, Many Voices” film contest highlights a diverse and vibrant American Muslim community, with winners dealing with topics such as discrimination, community service, conversion, and unlikely friendships. [Read more…]

Pakistan's judiciary: The long march

The failure so far of Pakistani President Asif Zardari to restore that country’s Chief Justice Iftekhar Chaudhry remains a sore point with the country’s lawyers and reformists. Doing so could help stem the tide towards Talibanization and chaos. [Read more…]

Terrorism: The Pakistani monster

Neither the leaders of the US nor Pakistan have ever sincerely committed resources to empowering Pakistan’s electorate, building infrastructure or creating sustainable social, economic and political reform programs, leading in part to today’s chaos. [Read more…]

Islamism: Is political Islam a threat to the West?

As with any political ideology, the threat or benefit of political Islam is ultimately derived from its adherents, who must use it for moderate self-determination rather than an agent of intolerance. [Read more…]

Assalamu aleikum, Mr. President: On inauguration day

The promise by President-elect Barack Obama to bridge the gap of understanding between America and the Muslim world has not yet lived up to expectations. On January 20th, there is an opportunity for a new beginning. [Read more…]