Opinions

Taking French Elegance & Hospitality to New Heights – Les Neiges Courchevel

Taking French Elegance & Hospitality to New Heights  – Les Neiges Courchevel

HOTEL LES NEIGES COURCHEVEL IS AN ICONIC DEVELOPMENT CRADLED IN THE LAP OF NATURE AMIDST THE FRENCH ALPS The Barriere Group unveiled the prestigious new Hotel “Les Neiges Courchevel” on the 16th of December last year. It is a premier for the Barriere Group to open up a luxurious 5 stars hotel […]

 
 

Review: Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes is truly majestic

Review: Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes is truly majestic

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes can be summed up as the best luxury hotel in the best location. Since its creation in 1926, the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes has never ceased to evolve. Initiated by Henri Ruhl and quickly followed by the Barriere family, its turbulent history is worth […]

 
 

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

With the Middle East and especially the GCC on the cusp of becoming the world’s fastest growing e-commerce playground, Ashik Hasim, Partner at Precise Communications/Essentially Precise shares his views on the rising e-commerce trends in the region and what it takes to shine in the online space. Will E-Commerce replace Brick […]

 
 

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. […]

 
 

Brexit Deconstructed

Brexit Deconstructed

When the Leavers claimed victory in the referendum, mainstream media as well as  social media went into a frenzy predicting doomsday for UK. Ironically the similarities are striking – where social and economic discontent capitalised by tapping the fear of people, of subtle xenophobia, and vague nostalgic feeling of making […]

 
 

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East Very few countries in the world have to tiptoe daily around countless sensitive balances, all precariously maintained in a volatile geographic area. Turkey is one of them and the challenges it is facing everyday are like no other. November 24th […]

 
 

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

“Conscience” is the gate, the key to all the goodness that may come upon a person in his life – Harun Yahya A man who picks a small kitten up from the middle of the road to protect it from being crushed… A woman who buys something to eat for […]

 
 

Islamophobia and stereotypes met with Muslim humour

Islamophobia and stereotypes met with Muslim humour

Islamophobia questioned: Interrogating one stereotype would help Muslims unfix numerous others – opines Haroon Shah Islamophobia’s apodictic footings in American and Western societies are reflective of its long history preserved in the canons of history. However, its tidal-wave came to the fore in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, chilling […]

 
 

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

Harun Yahya in this Op-Ed clarifies a very important reality that the PYD is the Syria branch of the PKK terror organization, with evidence. The PYD is the PKK in Syria, not a representative of the Syrian Kurds. Armed PYD militants also make up the YPG. Banners belonging to the PKK/KCK, […]

 
 

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Op-Ed Harun Yahya highlights the plight of the people of Rakhine -the Rohingya Muslims- one of the most persecuted communities in the world, and calls for requisite steps in favor of democracy, freedom and human rights. The policy of violence and persecution against the people of Rakhine in Myanmar, formerly known […]

 
 

Every month of Ramadan is an opportunity to draw closer to God

Every month of Ramadan is an opportunity to draw closer to God

Op-Ed: Harun Yahya shares his views on Ramadan and how to draw close to Allah in this blessed month Cars, telephones, computers or cell phones: The technical devices we use in almost every moment of our lives are of great importance to us. We all strive to ensure they work smoothly […]

 
 

When Will the Radical Terror in the Western World End?

When Will the Radical Terror in the Western World End?

Harun Yahya opines that the need of the hour to eradicate fanaticism and radicalism of Muslims is to educate the youth based on the true conception of Islam that commands love and peace. The acts of terror and violence that worsened during the last quarter of the previous century in […]

 
 

Ramadan: The Holy month that binds Muslims together in a spirit of joyous unity

Ramadan: The Holy month that binds Muslims together in a spirit of joyous unity

Harun Yahya’s message on the holy month of Ramadan, where he emphasizes the need for unity among Muslims Ramadan, from whose material wealth the whole Islamic world benefits, is a holy month that is instrumental in Muslims binding together in a spirit of joyous unity. The bonds of love among […]

 
 

Will the “Freedom Act” Bring Real Freedom to Americans?

Will the “Freedom Act” Bring Real Freedom to Americans?

#OpEd  Harun Yahya says it’s neither military methods nor surveillance which can eradicate the threat of radicalism and terrorism – but educational policies based on love, compassion and peace, which improve peoples’ consciences and their moral and cultural development that will deal the strongest blow to radicalism and terrorism, for […]

 
 

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

Op-Ed Fadi Elhusseini analyzes the situation in the Middle East and opines that the need of the hour is a real leader who can take out the region from the chaos.  In the past four years, Arabs have been living in endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what […]

 
 

My Name is Tahera Ahmad, and I am not a Terrorist

My Name is Tahera Ahmad, and I am not a Terrorist

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ~Kofi Annan~ The only mistake that Tahera Ahmad committed on that fateful United Airlines, Shuttle […]

 
 

Radioactivity has no borders

Radioactivity has no borders

Harun Yahya takes up the case against Nuclear Energy and opines that instead countries should invest in alternative and renewable energy. On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced one of the world’s largest earthquakes. Like many earthquakes, it has largely been forgotten. However, there is one unforgotten detail concerning that quake, […]

 
 

Thinking beyond Yemen

Thinking beyond Yemen

In this OpEd, Imran Khan advocates for a stronger cooperation between the GCC states and Pakistan especially in defense and economic spheres. Keeping in view the volatile situation in Middle East and Pakistan, option of “neutrality” does not exist but requires proper actions to tackle it. Pakistan should stand with […]

 
 

A new hope for Cyprus

A new hope for Cyprus

#OpEd: Harun Yahya provides his insights on the Cyprus Negotiations and opines that talks can be concluded positively if all parties adopt a peaceful, equal, and just manner. Cyprus has always attracted a lot of attention due to its strategic importance. However, in recent years, the importance of this third […]

 
 

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded to maintain world […]

 
 

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

With the war in Syria completing fourth year, Harun Yahya in this opinion piece expresses his hope that the war will end soon,  and the entire region will attain peace and there will be an amazing civilization built on good morality, compassion and love for everyone including Muslims, Christians, Jews […]

 
 

Libraries for a step towards progress and advancement

Libraries for a step towards progress and advancement

Harun Yahya in this opinion piece says that the current radical movements appearing out of the Islamic geography is because of ignorance, lack of true knowledge of the Qur’an and sciences/arts. Many historians and thinkers refer to our day as the “Information Age”. The main reason for that choice of […]

 
 

Turkey’s ‘Shah Euphrates’ Operation and ISIS-YPG Conflict

Turkey’s ‘Shah Euphrates’ Operation and ISIS-YPG Conflict

Harun Yahya explains on the recent Turkish operation to relocate the Suleyman Shah Tomb inside Syria. The previous day Turkey’s military troops equipped with 600 soldiers 39 tanks and 57 armored vehicles, drones and F-16 fighter jets entered Syrian territory. The operation named ‘Shah Euphrates’ was immediately headlined by the […]

 
 

And What About the Hundreds of Muslims Martyred Every Day?

And What About the Hundreds of Muslims Martyred Every Day?

OpEd: Until there was a significant reaction in the social media the Chapel Hill killings were being ignored. Messages emphasized the hypocrisy of the media that report the slightest incident in the Middle East the moment it happens, but ignore the martyring of Muslims at home.  Three young Muslims lost […]

 
 

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no […]

 
 

TV News Reports Must Not Allow Terror Room to Breathe

TV News Reports Must Not Allow Terror Room to Breathe

In this opinion editorial, Harun Yahya deplores terrorism of all forms and tell us why the media should be used as an important weapon against war on terror. We have begun 2015 with one of the worst terrorist acts in the European history. Both the Western world and the Islamic world […]

 
 

What Lies Ahead For Turkey in 2015

What Lies Ahead For Turkey in 2015

In this Op-Ed Harun Yahya lists the issues that Turkey needs to tackle in 2015  2014 has been a hectic year for Turkey. The unease caused by the Gezi Protests and PKK terror attacks, the Syrian war and the ISIS threat at the border has been troubling the country that sits in the middle […]

 
 

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants Peace?

Palestine & Israel: Who really wants peace? In both theory and political experience, the credibility of Netanyahu’s government has been utterly depleting- opines Fadi ElHusseini A long-awaited peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis has been again grinded into halt. This peace was aimed to usher an end for a […]

 
 

Seeking the American Dream

Seeking the American Dream

In order to restore the American dream, Americans should become more proactive about the issues facing them, and the people in power should be open to understanding the needs of the American people – opines Harun Yahya. Americans once again went to the ballot box on November 4th for the […]

 
 

Defeating the Proliferation of Radicalism

Defeating the Proliferation of Radicalism

We need international cooperation against any kind of extremism, and in order to eradicate radicalism and its effects globally, education is the most important step — says Harun Yahya in this opinion piece. It is apparent there is an urgent need to tackle the problem of radicalism for the sake of […]

 
 

“The Man Who Can” — Akram Miknas

“The Man Who Can” — Akram Miknas

An Interactive session with Akram Miknas, Chairman, MCN Group. Recently I had the chance to attend a talk by Akram Miknas, Chairman of MCN Group. The founder of Promoseven Holdings Group runs some of the world’s most sought-after media brands. The invite-only event was organised by SPI group for the […]

 
 

Humanitarian Intervention: A Pretext to Serve Self Interest

Humanitarian Intervention: A Pretext to Serve Self Interest

Harun Yahya in this thought-provoking article analyze scenarios where powerful states use humanitarian interventions as a pretext to protect their own interests.   Events in Syria and Iraq due to the terror organization ISIL have once more raised the question of humanitarian intervention, the most controversial question in international relations. […]

 
 

Why the UAE should work with the world to protect food security and crop diversity  

Why the UAE should work with the world to  protect food security and crop diversity   

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture in Dubai hosts a high-level summit this week in collaboration with the Global Crop Diversity Trust, to discuss food security and sustainable agriculture in the Gulf countries. Dr. Geoffrey Hawtin, Senior Advisor at the Global Crop Diversity Trust explains why we need to act […]

 
 

Azerbaijan and Turkey’s Shared Dream: TANAP, the Project of the 21st Century

Azerbaijan and Turkey’s Shared Dream: TANAP, the Project of the 21st Century

Harun Yahya opines that mega projects like TANAP, apart from bringing in huge financial benefits will play an important role in bringing peace and well-being to the region. The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project (TANAP), described in person by senior members of the Azeri state as the “project of […]

 
 

Individual Freedoms and the Regulations on Clothing

Individual Freedoms and the Regulations on Clothing

Harun Yahya in this opinion piece expresses that when individuals’ rights are taken away, the result is fear, unease, restlessness and insecurity, and that inevitably leads to a structural sickness in a society. The simplest definition of freedom, which has had varying interpretations in the past, is to be able […]

 
 

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution.  The whole world turned their attention towards […]

 
 

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian tunnel and the Spring When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone […]

 
 

Turkey’s Executive Decision

Turkey’s Executive Decision

A review of the new executive decision in the Turkish parliament and what impact it will make. Turkey has been on the agenda since Obama announced a coalition to defeat the biggest threat in the Levant: ISIS. The top US officials paid visits to several countries in the Middle East […]

 
 

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The UN Assembly in New York considered the U.S. strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Following various meetings, speeches in the General Assembly and various statements by the Turkish delegation, reports to the effect that ‘Turkey has promised to play a greater role in the campaign against ISIL’ immediately began […]

 
 

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities. In earlier times, the cost for election pledge-breaking, ill-advised lawmaking and […]