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Which Muslim Country is the Most Powerful? A Brief Analysis.

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    In October 2018, prominent Muslim-British journalist, Editor-in Chief of 5Pillars, Roshan Muhammed Salih (RMS) has compiled a subjective list of the most powerful countries in the Muslim world. He judged them on nine criteria – the strength of their economies, internal cohesion, their political systems, levels of corruption, natural resources, human resources, the strength of their militaries, international alliances, ... Read More »

Presidential Elections in Iran, an Anti-Orientalist Perspective

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As the media hype created around the presidential elections which took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran is dying down, our blog will attempt to deconstruct the event within an anti-orientalist framework. Prior to analyzing the repercussions of the election results, we will begin by looking at a key inconsistency surrounding the narrative peddled by the corporate media when ... Read More »

Key Specifics of the US Soft-Power

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In August 2016, Dr. Hosam Mattar published an article in the journal of Contemporary Arab Affairs titled, Limits of US Soft Power in the Arab World. While Dr.Mattar’s paper does an excellent job in theoretically framing the application of soft-power in the Arab world, due to space and topical limit, it had to leave out the practical aspects. Therefore, this ... Read More »

Temporary Marriage: an Islamic Response to Contemporary Promiscuity

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Anti-Orientalist.com aims to provide a platform for indigenous perspectives and solutions of the Orient, it does not mean we endorse all of them. The article below is the view of the author (who chose to remain anonymous), not of Anti-Orientalist.com   This column aims to discuss the not so widely deliberated Prophetic tradition that can help Muslims preserve their sexual ... Read More »

Egypt, a change on hold

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Fourteen months after the Egyptian revolution, uncertainty reigns. Walking in Cairo’s streets, I can sense the fear of what tomorrow might bring; but then, a strange feeling settles in. A vibe of energy engulfs the air; I feel its ripples, but struggle to find its source… Passing a group of students talk about politics in the University of Cairo’s main ... Read More »

About Burgas, Hezbollah, and Canada.

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Bulgaria has recently accused Hezbollah to be behind the Burgas blast that killed 5 Israeli tourists and a bus driver last July. The Bulgarian foreign minister Mr. Tsvetan  Tsvetanov stated in a press conference that: “ A reasonable assumption, I repeat a reasonable assumption, can be made that the two of them were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah.” ... Read More »