Moving Perspectives - Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Professor Anthony Hall

SHAFAQNA - In order to bring you, our readers, closer to realities and truths, Shafaqna will conduct a series of exclusive podcast interviews with renown political analysts politicians, officials, religious leaders, and academics. As always…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Marina Nemat – author & human rights activist

SHAFAQNA - Born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran - Marina Nemat was arrested at the age of sixteen for her political activism, and critic of the Islamic Republic. Following her arrest, she was transferred to Evin prison, where she would spend the next…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Francois de Bergerac - Front National official

SHAFAQNA - As Europe continues its dangerous descent towards religious fascism and the systematic ostracization of Muslim communities on account of their perceived "differences" Shafaqna sat down with a member of the French Front National -…
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Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Laurence Rossignol - French Minister for Family

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this April French Minister Laurence Rossignol made a series of rather controversial comments when she likened women wearing the headscarf to slave embracing tyranny -using racist and defaming adjectives when referring to…

Yemeni Doctor opens up to the reality of a life under siege - Exclusive Interview with Shafaqna

SHAFAQNA - A trauma surgeon with over 20 years’ experience Dr Abdullah al-Wazir has seen his fair share of blood, injuries and human tragedy. Yet he admits that the brutal military force which befell Yemen since late March 2015 has left him…

Asymmetric weapons of war – The invention of sectarianism in the Middle East

SHAFAQNA - On March 10, 2016 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran warned against the danger of sectarianism – denouncing those powers which have engineered tensions within the Islamic World out of a desire…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Dr Riaz Karim, Director of the Mona Relief Organization

SHAFAQNA - If Yemen has hugged several headlines over the devastation the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has carried against the impoverished nation, Yemen’s tales of bravery and resistance much less so … A country at war against many great nations,…

The Syrian Endgame, “A Lost War is Dangerous”. US-NATO, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, “Losers on The Rampage”; Prof. Tim Anderon from the University of Sydney

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SHAFAQNA- How a war is lost is a serious and dangerous business. After Henry Kissinger helped sabotage the 1968 Paris peace talks, for domestic political reasons, the War in Vietnam raged for another seven years. In the end Washington’s loss…

Religious confusion fuels misunderstanding and misrepresentation

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SHAFAQNA - Christian Today, a news media dedicated to Christian related news published a report in which it likens Islam’s belief in Imam Mahdi, with the Christian antichrist, implying thereof that Muslims stand in fact outside any “acceptable”…

Radicalism, Extremism Have Nothing to Do with Islam

SHAFAQNA- This is according to Sead Šahman, a member of  Montenegro's parliament and the president of the Youth Forum of the Bosniak Party in the country. He contributes as a columnist to several newspapers in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Mohammed al-Nimr

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SHAFAQNA - On January 2, 2016, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric and human rights advocate was brutally executed by the Saudi regime, on allegations he posed a threat to national security. Sheikh al-Nimr was not a violent man, and all…

Is Saudi Arabia Driving The American Bus?

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SHAFAQNA - Scott Bennett is a US army Special Op. officer and counter-terror analyst. Mr Bennett served in the George W. Bush Administration from 2003 to 2008, and was a Social Science Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. His writings,…

Interview with Dr John Andrew Morrow

SHAFAQNA - John Andrew Morrow is a Métis Canadian professor, author, and research scholar from Québec who specializes in Hispanic, Native, and Islamic Studies. In an interview with senior journalist Jehangir Khattak he speaks about the covenants…

Yemenis kill 26 Saudi forces in Jizan

SHAFAQNA - Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have launched fresh retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia inflicting heavy casualties on the kingdom’s forces. At least 24 Saudi soldiers were killed and nearly 40 others…

Sheikh al-Nimr's brother calls for peace and restraint over execution

SHAFAQNA - Mohammad al-Nimr, brother to the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr called on Saturday for calm and restraint over his brother's execution. "We urge you again to prevent any reaction outside the peaceful framework." Sheikh al-Nimr…

Professor warns of pending uprising in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Alexander Azadgan, a professor of Strategic Global Management from California, discusses Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in an interview with PressTV.  The following is a rough transcription…

Exclusive - Interview with Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA - Forced into exile by the Soviets in 1978, Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan has remained instrumental in his country’s affairs, working from afar to reaffirm Afghanistan’s independence, away from the grip of foreign powers. A…

Some Western academics have positive view toward Islam: American scholar

SHAFAQNA - “Among academics, literati and other educated people in the West, there is a positive perspective towards Prophet Muhammad (S),” Yuram Abdullah Weiler tells the Tehran Times on the occasion of the Islamic Unity Week. Following…

Afghanistan - The Rise Of The Taliban

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SHAFAQNA - Interview with Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan A weekly podcast hosted by Catherine Shakdam, Breaking Point offers its audience a new narrative on current events, away from the restrictive viewpoints offered  by mainstream media…

Interview: Joseph Nye on Iran and the End of American Exceptionalism

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SHAFAQNA - Professor Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. is the former Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He currently serves on the Harvard faculty as a University Distinguished Service Professor. Along with Robert Keohane,…

"Not all powers allied against terror carry the same agenda" says retired US Colonel in exclusive interview

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Earlier this week Shafaqna had a conversation with retired US Colonel and former ambassador, Col. Edward Sommerson. Following is a transcript of the interview: SHAFAQNA - Paris attack led to an explosion of negative sentiments towards…

Shafaqna's Exclusive Interview with the Khoei Foundation

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SHAFAQNA - This November Shafaqna had the privilege to interview Siddika Gulamhusein, Al Khoei Foundation's UN delegate. Grand Ayatullah (marj’a) Sayyid Abul Qasim Musawi Al-Khoei, one of the most influential Shi'a Islamic scholars, established…

Paris attack survivor speaks of compassion not hate - Exclusive Interview

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SHAFAQNA - Shafaqna conducted a very special interview this week as we talked to Claire Santana, a young French woman who, on November 13, witnessed first hand the terror preached by the Wahhabi clergy. Rather than burden Claire with our…

"French Muslims have been hurt, as well," says activist

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SHAFAQNA - In the aftermath of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, many French Muslims find themselves suffering two kinds of anxiety. There's the trauma of the event itself — and also fear of a possible backlash against the country's Muslim…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks about conversion to Islam, life as a Muslim at McSA Fall Keynote

SHAFAQNA - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played the majority of his Hall of Fame NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers, but on Friday night, he spoke to a Ryan Auditorium audience deep in Bulls territory. “I came here a year or two after I retired,…