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Yuram Abdullah Weiler
Yuram writes perspectives on Islam, social justice, economics and politics from the viewpoint of an American convert to Shia Islam, focusing on the deleterious role played by the U.S. in the Middle East and elsewhere.  A dissenting voice from the “Belly of the Beast”, he lives in Denver, Colorado and can be reached at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
 
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1 Blaming the victim: the pathology of the Zionist siege of Gaza
“At the heart of the blame approach is a system of warfare, which centers on the outcome of moral or legal battles rather than on the resolutio...
Sunday, 20 July 2014
2 Iraq WMD Redux: takfiri terrorists seize chemicals at Muthanna and uranium at Mosul
“There are no weapons of mass destruction and time will bear me out.” — Dr. Amir Al Sa’adi, Iraq’s liason with UNMOVIC ...
Saturday, 12 July 2014
3 Preemptive Prosecution: The strange case of Shannon Maureen Conley
“Targeting non-violent individuals because the government believes that they represent a potential for violence is precisely what preemptive pr...
Tuesday, 08 July 2014
4 Ramadan: A month of self-restraint
“The best of deeds in this month [Ramadan] is to restrain oneself from all that Allah, Mighty and Exalted, has prohibited.”—Prophet ...
Friday, 27 June 2014
5 Reviling the Victim: West still in denial over cause of Iraq violence
“We have to liberate ourselves from the notion that ‘we’ have caused this. We haven’t.” —Former British Prime M...
Friday, 20 June 2014
6 Continuing Carnage: As Iraq unravels, U.S. may find itself aligned with Iran
“From the experience of the past few years and the development of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and other countries in the Middle East, a conclusion...
Monday, 16 June 2014
7 American exceptionalism: Reaffirming the rogue republic
“I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being. But what makes us exceptional is not our ability to flout international nor...
Monday, 09 June 2014
8 U.S. insists on defending an apartheid regime
“I am deeply disappointed and disturbed by the Senate's inability to stand with me in defense of Israel today. My support will not waiver a...
Saturday, 10 May 2014
9 Profit from prisoners: How UNICOR capitalizes on convict labor
“Although incarcerated, federal inmates feel a sense of patriotism and have continually contributed to our successful war efforts.”—...
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
10 McCutcheon vs. FEC: Enhancing the best democracy money can buy
“Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some, but so too does much of what the First Amendment vigorously protects. If the First Amen...
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
11 Pipeline Predicament: The Ukraine-Syria-Russia-U.S. gas nexus
“The past five years have demonstrated that the U.S. president does not have any ethical dimension for his foreign policy - Syria is one exampl...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
12 Cold War 2.0: U.S. “friendship” and Russian “meddling” in Ukraine
“...if in Washington people throwing Molotov cocktails are marching on Congress—and these people are headed for the Ukrainian Congress&md...
Friday, 07 March 2014
13 The illogic of Zionist warmongering against Iran
“The approach we outline offers the best chance to avoid military conflict with Iran. In fact, diplomacy that is not backed by the threat of cl...
Sunday, 02 March 2014
14 A singular success: The uniqueness of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
“The historical oddity, if not uniqueness, of the Iranian revolution can be seen in its four salient features: its unforeseen rapid rise; its w...
Friday, 14 February 2014
15 Hidden Hostility: Unmasking the true U.S. intentions toward Iran
“And if Washington judges that it cannot afford another Middle Eastern war in the near term, it will do everything short of military confrontat...
Friday, 24 January 2014
16 The Saudi sphere: Salafi ‘smart power’ targets beyond Lebanon to Iran
“In the greater sphere of global relations, Saudi Arabia faces a critical and uncertain future with the limitations of an oil economy, the U.S....
Tuesday, 07 January 2014
17 A little matter of trust: U.S. kills Geneva deal by tightening Iran sanctions
“I agree with the [U.S.] Congress, I agree with the Executive Branch, and I agree with the Supreme Court – that they’re all liars. ...
Saturday, 14 December 2013
18 The U.S. in the Persian Gulf: Bulwark against or root of aggression?
“We have deployed our most advanced fighter aircraft throughout the region, including F-22’s, to ensure that we can quickly respond to co...
Monday, 09 December 2013
19 Gaza and the Palestinians: Pawns in the Zionist zero sum game
“If the Israelis continue to attack and kill our people and destroy their homes, impose sanctions, collectively punish us, and imprison men and...
Saturday, 07 December 2013
20 Pulling the nuclear knife out of Iran’s back
“If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is...
Saturday, 30 November 2013
21 Ashura: The timeless message of Imam Hussein (AS)
“This movement of mine is not on account of stubbornness, rebellion, worldly passions or instigation by Satan. It is also not my object to crea...
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
22 Ashura: The timeless message of Imam Hussein (AS)
“This movement of mine is not on account of stubbornness, rebellion, worldly passions or instigation by Satan. It is also not my object to crea...
Monday, 18 November 2013
23 Ontology and Epistemology: Where Islam clashes with the West
“Whatever you perceive and see in sleep has existence for you, even though no one else can see it. And whatever you do not see is unperceived a...
Saturday, 09 November 2013
24 How the U.S. came to dominate global arms trade
“In the United States bureaucratic symbiosis reaches its highest state of development in the relation between the weapons firms and the Departm...
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
25 Ponzi Politics: The continuing saga of the U.S. debt crisis
“...a relatively small number of institutions, basically the global banks, investment banks, and credit hedge funds ... built a huge Yertle the...
Saturday, 19 October 2013
26 Budget brinksmanship: A momentary episode in the U.S. financial cliffhanger
“And to all of our friends and foes watching around the world, let me be crystal clear: Do not mistake this momentary episode in American polit...
Friday, 11 October 2013
27 Confronting the colonizers: The Tehran-Damascus-Beirut axis of resistance
“Israel as a colonial settlement on Palestinian territories and the United States as a superpower now seeking to secure its military, economic,...
Sunday, 29 September 2013
28 Sarin in Syria: A broader perspective on the UN report and the U.S.-Russia deal
“We should not lose sight of the broader perspective of the Syrian crisis. The terrible loss of life on August 21 was the result of one of many...
Sunday, 22 September 2013
29 Syria strike: Humanitarian intervention or illegal war?
“Our military has positioned assets in the region. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs has informed me that we are prepared to strike whenever we ...
Monday, 09 September 2013
30 War against Syria: U.S. acting like a monkey with a grenade
“If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States ...
Saturday, 31 August 2013
31 Egypt’s 'counter revolution': A people’s coup or Mubarak déjà vu?
“Revolutions in sovereignty result from prior revolutions in ideas about justice and political authority. What revolutions in ideas bring are c...
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
32 Persian Gulf power play: Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood
“Qatar’s strategy of embracing the Muslim Brotherhood and putting itself at the cutting edge of change elsewhere in the region as well as...
Sunday, 11 August 2013
33 American arms in Syria: Will the good terrorists please stand up
“The U.S. doesn’t plan to send weapons to the horrid rebels, mark you -- not to the al-Qaeda-inspired al-Nusra Front whose chaps...
Friday, 02 August 2013
34 Hezbollah: A game changer in Syria
“Events in al-Qusayr are a transformation on the scope of the region's strategies, and Syria has entered a new phase that is not in ‘...
Sunday, 09 June 2013
35 Terror tornado: Shias under attack in Iraq
A new wave of deadly terrorist bombings in Iraq, mainly targeting Shias, has resulted in a civilian death toll of over 700 with over 1600 injured in ...
Monday, 27 May 2013
36 Damascene desecration: U.S.-backed Syrian Salafis exhume Shia figure
“Hujribn‘Adi was a pious companion of the Prophet (PBUH) and played a vital role in the correction of the Ummah.”- Abul A’la ...
Tuesday, 07 May 2013
37 Texas tragedy: Agricultural accident or clandestine cover-up?
“The risks associated with anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate are well documented. They have both been associated with crudely made bombs us...
Friday, 26 April 2013
38 Psyops: Mind control marathon and Boston bombings
“Mind control is being taken into a theater, shoved into a seat, and hearing the doors lock behind you. Then the play on the stage is all you&rs...
Friday, 19 April 2013
39 U.S., democracy, human rights, Iran and Islam
“Iran’s wholly militarized nuclear program poses the gravest threat to the world in the new millennium.” — Alireza Jafarzadeh,...
Monday, 15 April 2013
40 Pharmaceutical terrorism targets Iran
“The policies Iran is pursuing are unacceptable, and until Iran’s leadership agrees to abandon this dangerous course, we will continue to ...
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
41 Deceptive designs: Washington’s insincere innuendos of direct talks with Tehran
“You (the Americans), in your own words, implement crippling sanctions so that you paralyze the [Iranian] nation; does this demonstrate goodwil...
Monday, 11 February 2013
42 The audacity of aggression: The asymmetry of the Zionist strike in Syria
This is an ironclad pledge which says that the United States will provide whatever support is necessary for Israel to maintain military superiority o...
Tuesday, 05 February 2013
43 Shia genocide: The United States’ role
“Whoever helps in the killing of a believer even with a part of a word, he will meet Allah on the Day of Judgment with the following words writt...
Friday, 18 January 2013
44 Agent Orange: Death by defoliant
“Not only crop destruction, but U.S. policies of extensive bombing, defoliation, and relocation of people from the countryside seem clearly to f...
Friday, 28 December 2012
45 America: The Gospel according to guns
“The National Rifle Association of America is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters -- and we were shocked, saddened and hea...
Saturday, 22 December 2012
46 Materialism: Devouring our dignity
“As long as one is shackled to materialism, one can never attain dignity in life,” stated Hojatul Islam Ibrahim Kazerooni during his Muhar...
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
47 Gaza: Our current Karbala
“Every day is Ashura, every land is Karbala” -- Shia tradition. During the first ten days of the Islamic month of Muharram, Shia Muslim...
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
48 A shot that should be heard round the world
“The extremists are disbelievers,” said Imam Reza (AS). On October 9, 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliba...
Monday, 22 October 2012
49 MKO: U.S. state-sponsored terrorism against Iran
In a particularly blatant display of U.S. double standards, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the Mojahedin Khalq (People’s Moja...
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
50 Insulting Islam: A Euro-American tradition
“Islam is a religion aimed at reforming humanity…And if anyone asks you how the world can be reformed, can you tell them that the masses ...
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
51 What happened, Canada?
“You cannot claim your eagerness for democracy, human rights and all these things and through unilateral sanctions try to put all sorts of suff...
Sunday, 09 September 2012
52 The United States: The depravity drones on
“But you can see the current situation: People love everything except paradise and divine reward and they fear everything except God’s an...
Saturday, 01 September 2012
53 Iran: Coming home to a place I’ve never been before - Part 5
Part 5: Isfahan to Tehran En route Isfahan to Qom (319 km) On Tuesday, we left Isfahan and headed north to the holy city of Qom via Natanz and Ka...
Monday, 30 July 2012
54 Iran: Coming home to a place I’ve never been before - Part 4
Part 4: Shiraz to Isfahan Shiraz Thursday morning 10 May, we ate a buffet breakfast in the hotel and headed out to the colorfully landscaped Eram...
Monday, 30 July 2012
55 Iran: Coming home to a place I’ve never been before - Part 3
Part 3: Mashhad to Shiraz En route from Mashhad to Tabas (616 km) We left Mashhad for Shiraz on May 7, with overnight stops at Tabas and Yazd, tr...
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
56 Iran: Coming home to a place I’ve never been before - Part 2
Part 2: Rey to Mashhad Rey On Thursday, May 3, 2012, we departed Tehran in an almost-new 2011 Megan belonging to Mr. Reza Farshad, our driver for ...
Monday, 23 July 2012
57 Iran: Coming home to a place I’ve never been before
Part 1: Tehran “A part of me will be buried in the land of Khorasan and any believer who visits him, Allah will make Paradise obligatory for ...
Saturday, 21 July 2012
58 The NSA: Operation enduring eavesdropping
“A large measure of sacrifice and discipline will be demanded of the American people. They will be asked to give up some of the benefits which ...
Sunday, 08 April 2012
59 America: On the wrong side of the world revolution
“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We...
Monday, 05 March 2012
60 Visions of violence in defense of the dollar
“In contrast to the murderous vision of violent extremists, we are joining with allies and partners around the world to build their capacity to...
Wednesday, 08 February 2012
61 The age of wrong
“This is the age of Wrong and the followers of Right have passed away… Do you not see that the Divine Commands are neglected and what is forbidden...
Saturday, 14 January 2012
62 alt Questions from a “loyal American”
“Islam is a violent religion. That is why we are punishing them and will continue to do so for many years until they reform their idiotic aggressive...
Monday, 21 November 2011
63 alt Uncle Sam may want you
“We call for the Islam that was sent by Allah to Prophet Muhammad (S), the Islam of jihad and sharia ruling. Any voice that calls for this Islam, th...
Tuesday, 04 October 2011
64 alt 9/11: Lingering doubts
“The enemy rallies broad support in the Arab and Muslim world by demanding redress of political grievances, but its hostility toward us and our valu...
Saturday, 10 September 2011
65 Ramadan: A Time for Islamic unity
“O Muslims, followers of the school of tawhid! The ultimate reason for all the troubles that afflict the Muslim countries is their disunity and lack...
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
66 Journey to the Land of Two Rivers
“Whoever visits Imam Husain (AS) fully comprehending and acknowledging his right, Allah rewards him with the equivalent of a thousand accepted oblig...
Thursday, 02 June 2011
67 Religious intolerance, American style
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” states the First Amendment to the ...
Tuesday, 07 December 2010
 
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