Posts Tagged: Middle East

Our willingness to help “women and children” Ukrainian refugees is code for anti-Muslim racism

Think about it. Finland’s far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party has had a total change of heart about refugees, which it has attacked and fed its popularity. Not only the PS, but other parties like the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), Center Party, and a “taxi party” Liike Nyt, according to Yle. A taxi party is one where

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Greek-Turkish border crisis: Shame on the EU, shame on Turkey, shame on us

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED Shame on Greece. Shame on Turkey. Shame on Europe. Shame on President Sauli Niinistö as thousands of migrants are massing at the Greek-Turkish border. The pictures that Europeans are witnessing the humanitarian crisis through their local media are scary. Yesterday, Monday, it was reported that a child aged 6 or 7

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High time for Western self-scrutiny about our Muslim community

I made in the late-1970s one of the most important decisions of my life. Back then Argentina was ruled by one of the region’s bloodiest dictatorships. Human rights violations, torture and state-sponsored terrorism were the rule. You had three choices: take up arms and join a guerrilla group, shut up or leave the country. Wali Hashi

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Tunisia and Egypt are a blow to Islamophobia

The joy and the historic day celebrated this evening in Egypt after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak can be felt everywhere. The emancipation of the Egyptians, after thirty years of rule by an autocratic and corrupt regime supported by the West, is contagious and will certainly spread to other parts of the region. People power in the Arab world will also be a long-term blow to the pet topic of far-right parties: Islamophobia.

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Protests in Egypt grow as Mubarak feels the heat to leave

As I write these words the situation in Egypt may meant the downfall of Hossni Mubarak from power after 30 years. As a Latin American watching events in Tunisia in January and now in Egypt, I can only state that I side totally with the people of Egypt who have been ruled by authoritarian and corrupt governments. Which power is behind these unpopular governments? The United States.

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