Ali Saad

Ali Saad

French elections 2017

Can the Muslim vote sway the French elections?

In case of a runoff between Marine Le Pen and another candidate, the Muslim electorate will rally behind her opponent.

Can the Muslim vote sway the French elections?

Elections

French elections: Manufacturing consent

By openly supporting Macron's candidacy, mainstream media in France is failing ethical standards of objectivity.

French elections: Manufacturing consent

Corruption

The Francois Fillon affair: France's sick democracy

This affair reflects the very essence of a system dominated by ruling elite that serves its own financial interests.

The Francois Fillon affair: France's sick democracy

Europe

Justice for Theo: Who can protect us from the police?

The violent police assault on Theo is yet another example of the systemic police brutality in France's suburbs.

Justice for Theo: Who can protect us from the police?

Europe

France and the impossible Trump domino effect

Although many have voiced fears that a Trump scenario can happen in France, a Marine Le Pen victory is highly unlikely.

France and the impossible Trump domino effect

Politics

The other Bob Dylan

Dylan's silence and support for the Israeli oppressor makes a mockery of his stature as an "angry humanitarian".

The other Bob Dylan

Politics

Is France still a secular state?

There is an urgent need to lay the foundation for a genuine social cohesion while respecting citizens' diversity.

Is France still a secular state?

Politics

From the archive: Why France demonises Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan challenges the racist stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims promoted by the French ruling oligarchy.

From the archive: Why France demonises Tariq Ramadan

Europe

What's left of the French left?

French socialism has turned into another electoral machine that excels only at manufacturing empty slogans.

What's left of the French left?

France

The Paris attacks and the failure of the republic

The French government must review its policies towards poor, disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

The Paris attacks and the failure of the republic

Politics

Will France take Sarkozy back?

Does the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy have any real hope of getting his old job back?

Will France take Sarkozy back?

Politics

Gaza through the distorted lens of French media

French media has disproportionately favoured the narrative of the Israeli government in its coverage

 Gaza through the distorted lens of French media