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Having a tendency to vote 'against' than vote 'for', Tunisians do not know exactly what they want, but they know what they do not want

Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi Haiba

How can non-state terrorism be contained when the source of its legitimacy is a brutal regime fighting against it?

Ibrahim Halawi

While one yearns for a glimpse of hope that conditions in Egypt might be relieved, the current conditions are nothing but a recipe for disaster

Mustafa Salama

To crudely single out Islam and subsequently disseminate blanket criticism of it, with little concern for nuance and without expertise on the subject, is frankly questionable

Mohamed El Mokhtar Sidi Haiba

The fate of al-Aqsa Mosque remains unclear as it is caught between Israeli annexation plans, Jewish extremist raids, international silence and a history of bloodshed

Ramzy Baroud

Tensions are rising sky-high in what is considered a Holy City by three of the world’s major religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism, yet peace will not be allowed

Tariq Shadid

The EU's foreign policy chief will end her term in office on Saturday,1 November; she has repeatedly shown more concern for the oppressor than the oppressed

David Cronin

The defeat of Ennahda in the parliamentary elections in Tunisia put to rest the myth that once elected Islamists would be unwilling to give up power

David Hearst

It is tragic that we must be subjected to the ideas of men whose ill-disguised sense of ethno-religious supremacy is gunning, ultimately, for greater immiserating of Muslim lives

Susan Abulhawa

If the world shares Israel's outrage at the teenagers' deaths, why not the 500 Gazan kids? If killing three is terror, why is killing 2,100 not?

Richard Silverstein