Maher vs Aslan: Islam is Not Violent, People Are…

October 06, 2014

As usual, Bill Maher has upset Muslims with another monologue on the illiberality of their practices. I have been a long time fan of Bill Maher. As far as US political commentary goes, his weekly HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, is one of the sharpest, and one of the funniest, products of...

A Response: Is India About to Elect a Far-Right Nationalist?

January 19, 2014

American exceptionalism is still prevalent, especially when it comes to India and Modi. In their recent article published in Fair Observer, Reza Aslan and Michael Brooks make the argument that the United States should withdraw from deepening its bilateral relationship with India, if...

Smearing Narendra Modi: An Unrelenting Campaign

January 10, 2014

Vested interests in Indian politics are threatened by the rise of Modi. Reza Aslan and Michael Brooks make a litany of charges against Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in their article, “Is India About To Elect a Far Right...

Is India About to Elect a Far-Right Nationalist?

January 01, 2014

India, and the world, should be wary of Narendra Modi India may elect as its next prime minister a far-right Hindu nationalist who, as governor of Gujarat, directed his state's police force to look the other way during a mass slaughter of Muslims in 2002. Narendra Modi is a self-made...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

July 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of July. July is the month of turmoil and revolutions. July 4, 1776, and July 14, 1789, could appropriately be termed as the start of the modern democratic era when American guerrillas and French sans culottes overthrew the old monarchical order. Democracy...