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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Shari’ati

It is not enough to say we must return to Islam. We must specify which Islam: that of Abu Zarr or that of Marwan the Ruler.... Islam of the caliphate, of the palace and of the rulers... Islam of the people, of the exploited and of the poor.

Ali Shari’ati

Iran in the 1960s. The Shah rules and SAVAK, the feared security police, are at work…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.