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  • The Post-Harper PrinciplesDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    October 7, 2010

    On September 11, 1990, more than a decade before the fatal 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., then-president George M. Bush delivered a ringing speech to a joint meeting of Congress. "Today [a] new world is struggling to be born," he said, "A world where the strong respect the rights of the weak."

  • The Power of Non-Violence: an open letter to my fellow Muslim CanadiansDr. Mohamed Elmasry
    April 21, 2017

    Many Muslim Canadians are against terrorist attacks that target the West (like the recent one against police in Paris), yet some believe they are justified in places like Syria, Iraq or Egypt (like the similar one against police in Sinai).

  • The Price of InequalityJoseph E. Stiglitz
    June 29, 2012

    NEW YORK - America likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity, and others view it in much the same light. But, while we can all think of examples of Americans who rose to the top on their own, what really matters are the statistics: to what extent do an individual's life chances depend on the income and education of his or her parents?

  • The Primary Axiom of All ValueProf. John McMurtry
    April 19, 2016

    The following Primary Axiom of All Value is a core excerpt from Prof. John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford: Eolss Publishers, 2011. Here it is permitted reproduction in response to Prof. Mohamed Elmasry's article, "In Search of The Meaning of Life".

  • The Promise of a Guaranteed IncomeReuel S. Amdur
    March 12, 2020

    While the Rob Ford Tories pulled the rug on the basic income pilot project, involving some 4,000 people, researchers have been at work trying to sort out what can be learned. Of course, the unexpected termination caused distress for many of those taking part, who saw their planning for the future unexpectedly torpedoed. Before the election, Ford had promised to continue the program were he elected.

  • The Prophet and ISIS Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    March 25, 2018

    British journalist Yvonne Ridley is currently writing a book about Prophet Muhammad. Recently she asked if I would write about how I felt the Prophet might respond to ISIS - an issue she plans to address in her forthcoming book. I was glad to do so and am delighted that Ms. Yvonne likes my piece; I hope you do too.

  • The Qatar problemJeremy Shapiro
    October 25, 2014

    On the face of it, Qatar has been one of the United States' most valuable allies in the Middle East over the last decade. Qatar hosts a large U.S. Air Force base in the Persian Gulf and has often provided political and financial support for U.S. initiatives in the Middle East. Indeed, Washington has often encouraged Qatari activism to legitimize U.S. diplomacy, including its political support at the Arab League of a potential U.S. strike against Syria.

  • The Qur'an... What stories it can tell! (Part 1 of 3)Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    August 11, 2015

    Believed to be the last directly revealed divine testament, the Holy Qur'an uses stories and biographies to make specific teaching points, to illustrate important facts of life, and to impart foundational lessons in spiritual discernment.

  • The Qur'an... What stories it can tell! (Part 2 of 3)Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    August 11, 2015

    An important point driven home by the Qur'an is that you don't have to be personally or directly appointed by the Almighty to be a messenger or prophet; just strive to be good and do good work.

  • The Qur'an... What stories it can tell! (Part 3 of 3)Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
    August 11, 2015

    Except for that of Jesus, the Qur'an doesn't mention the death of any other individual.

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