The new Saudi king, Egypt and the MB

  When King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died Jan. 23, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement that was conspicuously warm. One might have thought that considering the broad support the late king gave to the Egyptian state-led crackdown of the Brotherhood in Egypt, such a declaration would be negative at best. Within a few weeks, however, rumors…

Bibi or Buji: no change either way

By David Hearst   Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrate at the Likud Party’s election headquarters   There are five states of Israel, only two of which are going to the polls today. There is the Jewish state which is a democracy for its Jewish citizens only. These voters are unsentimental about their political leaders…

How the Left Failed France’s Muslims

By Walden Bello   French Muslims pray in the streets of Marseille. (Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier) This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. From Germany to Belgium to France, European countries have been on a manhunt for terrorists in the wake of January’s shootings at the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo and a Parisian kosher…

Six Live Cremations The West Wants You To Ignore

By Robert Barsocchini   Western selective outrage has always included burning people alive. Acting exactly as any sane criminal would, Western criminals want you to let them get away with their crimes while they broadcast the usually lesser crimes of others as pretexts for continuing and escalating their own crimes. Taking heart, this is exactly…