The Muslim community of Catalunya expressed on Monday its repulsion towards the terrorist attacks last Thursday. Hours earlier, Catalan police confirmed the death of the author of the attack on the Rambla, which killed 15 people and left more than 100 injured.
This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.
The Spanish authorities said that the attacks that killed at least 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils appeared to be part of a terrorist cell’s extensive plot led by the imam of a the small mountain town of Ripoll. He may have died a day before the attacks when explosives that the group was manufacturing accidentally detonated.
Trump dismisses the nationalist voice within the White House.
After 200 days in office, President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be able to put the figures in his favor.
Drawing upon two years’ worth of impertinent comments, offensive tweets and harmful policy positions, Donald Trump can aptly be described with a number of words that end in “-ist.”
Protectionist. Nativist. Misogynist. Racist.
Lawyers and activists fanned out to airports as President Trump’s travel ban went into effect. The State Department issued new guidelines on how to enforce the “close family” test on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries.
Today, the US Supreme Court has partially ruled in favor of President Trump's travel ban, and will allow hearings of oral arguments in the case.
Two failed terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels this week have put Europeans and travelers on alert, as the summer season begins.
All of those injured were members of the Muslim community of an impoverished neighborhood. It’s another challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May, as negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union are to begin today.
Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?