On Instrumentalizing Freedom of Speech and Macron’s Problem with Islam
by Ahmed E. Souaiaia* October 28, 2020 Amid this worsening crisis between France and leaders of some Muslim-majority countries, media outlets are manufacturing narratives favorable to the side they support. Facts and truth matter. They matter because a sound solution to a problem must be built on the truth for a solution to endure. Truth Read moreContinue Reading
Separate and Unequal: Is State’s Support to Elite Universities a Human Rights Violation
By Ahmed E Souaiaia* Abstract: On May 11, 2019, the US federal government indicted 50 individuals, charging them with bribery and fraud in a widespread college admission scandal involving wealthy parents, coaches, administrators, and business executives, paying bribes to buy their children’s way into the nation’s elite schools. For weeks thereafter, the public discourse had Read moreContinue Reading
Jonathan Eig’s hit job on the character and legacy of Muhammad Ali
Dave Davies, guest-host of NPR’s Fresh Air, introduced his guest and subject this way: Muhammad Ali may be the most famous American athlete ever. His life is the subject of books, documentaries and feature films. But our guest, writer Jonathan Eig, says he was surprised to discover no one had ever done a complete, unauthorized Read moreContinue Reading
The Depravity of Racism is Rooted in its Selective Outrage
Reacting to news reports that an attack with chemical weapons took place in the city of Douma (Syria), president Trump tweeted the following: Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Read moreContinue Reading
Academic Integrity and the Problem of Profiting from Slavery and Racism
by Ahmed E. Souaiaia* Abstract: Teaching future generations is indeed a costly endeavor, especially when governments allocate little or no money to higher education. Universities’ administrators are always under extreme pressure to keep their institutions afloat. However, as learning and training institutions, universities instill values and norms that guide future citizens and professionals towards a Read moreContinue Reading
Mother to Trump: My daughter’s death will not be used to further this insane persecution of innocent people
The mother of a slain British backpacker wrote a scathing letter to Trump after her daughter’s killing in Australia appeared on the White House’s list of 78 underreported terror attacks.“My daughter’s death will not be used to further this insane persecution of innocent people,” Rosie Ayliffe said. This White House does not have a problem Read moreContinue Reading
Why the Muslim Ban cannot be justified by national security concerns?
The White House justified its ban on Muslims coming from seven countries by citing potential threat of terrorism and national security. The facts do not support that argument. First, it is a fact that none of the terrorists who actually carried out attacks in the United States since 2001 has had any connections to countries Read moreContinue Reading
Where is the Outrage?
Europe’s hypocrisy and latent racism displayed after the Paris attacks by Ahmed E. Souaiaia* On January 11, 2015, an estimated 1.6 million people walked the streets of Paris as part of a “unity march” in reaction to the recent attack in the French capital. Some 40 world leaders joined the march. Other high-profile individuals also Read moreContinue Reading