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Opinion: Karbala via Glasgow

Opinion: Karbala via Glasgow

Anxious to reach agreement with the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program, President Hassan Rouhani is trying to mobilize support for his divisive policy. Last month, he tried to woo nationalists with a speech in which there was no mention of Islam, let alone the “Supreme...
Opinion: The Second Fitna

Opinion: The Second Fitna

Are we in the Arab world currently living through the era of the Second Fitna (tribulation), or a new phase of post-Arab Spring democracy? The First Fitna, of course, was the period of major unrest in the early days of Islam over the assassination of the third Caliph,...