While their families will be relieved to have them home, the unfortunate reality is, these girls are political props. At a time when President Buhari is battling an undisclosed illness, some reports stating that he works only an hour or two each day, this highly publicized release of
There are so many reasons why Donald Trump is dominating the news cycle during the summer of 2015. But one day, it will be a summer to forget. Why? Because America is getting “Trumped”. The theatrics, the bombastic speech, the insults…. all quintessential Trump. His New York “toug
Yes, it really is actually news, but first let me explain a few things. Oh, the fun that was had during the 10 or so days when it was “news” that Mr. Putin had not been seen in public for quite some time. The memes on Twitter, the images that were photoshopped to mockingly reveal Mr.
I find this article, by Hamza Yusuf to be credible. This author, an Islamic scholar comports with my stance on ISIS/ISIL. Too much that is being written is not well researched and promotes dangerous beliefs. There are those who continue to link ISIS to a version of Islam, but the
In recent days I have been asked to read many opinions about the religion of Islam. Too many commentators are taking a very narrow and limited analysis of the religion and the problem of the terrorist organizations who are justifying their cause as an Islamist cause. There are many fa
Using a stream of videos showing the horrific murder of Egyptian Christians, once again put ISIS/ISIL in the headlines. And while the world is watching the atrocities of the ISIS/ISIL propaganda machine, a more powerful story may yet emerge out of the Arabian Peninsula. In the south
After marathon negotiations in Minsk, Belarus the announcement came on Thursday, February 12, 2015 that a cease fire deal had been reached to end the military conflict in the eastern provinces of Ukraine. Such an announcement should have been met with relief and praise from global le
World leaders must now consider “next steps” after the release of a video purportedly showing the death of Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh as he struggled for his life, in a cage, while flames took him. Gruesome. Unimaginable. Inhumane. And HARAM, meaning forbidden by Islamic law. This is an o
(Because Out of the Box International enjoys readers from around the world, I will provide a bit of context for the State of the Union address in the United States. This post will consider Presentation followed by subsequent posts on the Domestic agenda, and the Foreign policy agenda.