Islamism is Homogenous

Apologists of Islamism seek to emphasize the differences between different Islamists and claim that some Islamists are so-called “moderates” (among Sunnis) or “reformists” (among Shias). Usually is it claimed that you can deal with some Islamist groups and regimes and cooperate and dialogue with them. The track record of this however is terrible. The “reformists”Continue reading “Islamism is Homogenous”

The Beginning of a Long Relationship

The US-MBS relationship started off very warm under the Trump administration but soured when Joe Biden came to power in January 2021. Nevertheless, the Biden administration has learned its lesson that the KSA is an indispensable partner of the United States in the Middle East. The price being paid however is staggering with record highContinue reading “The Beginning of a Long Relationship”

Dialectics of Democratic Decline

Liberal democracy in Western Europe is threatened from two different directions. On the one hand by the Islamizers, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis and on the other hand by the Anti-Muslim political parties that are prominent throughout Western Europe. There is a certain dialectics between the two however. The Anti-Muslim political parties generateContinue reading “Dialectics of Democratic Decline”

Erdogan will not Go Willingly

As the Turkish economy is no longer in an attractive condition with high inflation, many in Turkey predict that Erdogan and the AKP will lose the 2023 presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey is the only dictatorship in the world with free and fair elections despite Erdogan’s total control over the country’s domestic media, yet Erdogan’sContinue reading “Erdogan will not Go Willingly”