This Is Why I Left America for the Middle East

This Is Why I Left America for the Middle East

  Seven months after making the big move, I went back to my hometown and was confronted with the constant: “Are you happy? Is it safe? Do you actually like it there? I still don’t get why you left America for the Middle East!” Seven months ago, I left San Francisco and with it, I […]

For the Record: 2 Chainz Comments on Muslim Stereotypes in Anti-Trump Clip

For the Record: 2 Chainz Comments on Muslim Stereotypes in Anti-Trump Clip

  The U.S. presidential elections are heating up and musicians have started picking sides. As Donald Trump runs rampant with some pretty ridiculous rhetoric about Muslims in America and worldwide, we have an unlikely hero with 2 Chainz, who works on dispelling stereotypes in his new music video for “100 Joints”. The black and white […]

Why Arabs Should Be Worried About Donald Trump

Why Arabs Should Be Worried About Donald Trump

You’ve probably heard of Donald Trump, the American billionaire real estate developer turned TV personality turned Republican presidential candidate. His loud mouth and lack of political-correctness are certainly gaining him a lot of attention and, frighteningly, a lot of support. What does he think about the Middle East, Arabs and Islam? As it turns out, […]

What Hillary Clinton as U.S. President Would Mean for Egypt

What Hillary Clinton as U.S. President Would Mean for Egypt

Clinton laid out her foreign policy strategy pretty plainly in her newly released political memoir, Hard Choices, and appropriate to her character, she went right to the point: “America will always do what it takes to keep our people safe and advance our core interests… Sometimes that means working with partners with whom we have […]

Bassem Youssef Tells America to F*ck Off on ‘The Daily Show’

Bassem Youssef Tells America to F*ck Off on ‘The Daily Show’

Following Bassem Youssef‘s recent announcement that he will be joining the Harvard Institute of Politics as a Resident Fellow in the Spring semester, we wondered what else he would be doing with his time in the U.S. Well, it seems he has paid a visit to long-time friend and muse, Jon Stewart. Youssef appeared as […]

I Condemn Pot and Kettle

I Condemn Pot and Kettle

  Following a slew of international tsk tsk tsk’s against Egypt after last weekend’s renewed spurt of civilian street clashes and violence by security forces, I decided to issue my own condemnations, as follows:   I Condemn the Arab League I condemn the Arab League and all 22 of its members for ‘violence and terrorism’, […]

U.S. Offers Budget Aid for Egypt

Sounds like a great title right? Especially for Egypt’s ailing economy, but there must be a catch right? As some may or may not know, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt for meetings with Mursi’s government and has announced that the U.S. acknowledges Egypt’s “extreme need” as the economy continues to […]