Iran’s politics polarized but full of dignity: Activist

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Middle East expert, says Iran’s presidential hopefuls have differences on various issues but they respect dignity based on the framework of the Islamic Republic. “Iran is proving yet again that it is a country that is sophisticated and honorable and strong and while it has polarized opinion here and there,… Read more »

Saudi Arabia imitating Israeli tactics against dissidents: Scholar

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Islamic scholar, says Saudi Arabia is imitating Israeli tactics against those who ask for their rights. “Saudi Arabia seems to have this fetish for going after people who ask for any sort of rights,” Hassanally said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, adding that “the Saudi entity is operating… Read more »

Sheikh Qassim’s prosecution big Al-Khalifah mistake: Expert

Shabbir Hassanally, an activist and Middle East expert, believes the prosecution of top Bahraini Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, is “strategically a very big mistake,” adding that Saudi Arabia is aware that such a move will create problems in Bahrain, otherwise Riyadh would not have sent forces “to come and try to maintain law and order” in the tiny… Read more »

The “Saudi Islamic Army” is the same as DAESH, but in a Suit

In His Name, the Most High I recently had the honour of giving an interview to the Quds Online Magazine in Iran, this was subsequently translated into Farsi and featured on the front page of their “Bayt ol-Moqaddas” Magazine. The article (translated into Farsi) was published on page 5 of the magazine: High-quality PDF images… Read more »

The Neccessity of Truth

I swear by the time, Most surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience. Quran, Surah al-Asr (The Time) (103), Verses 1-3 The truth is something very important, and it should always be adhered to – if a mistake… Read more »

Is Iran’s election democratic? Let’s find out …

Is the Iranian presidential election a free election? How much does the will of people count in the election process? Are Iranian people willing to take part in the elections? Does the Supreme Leader decide who the next President will be? Why is there a vetting process? By Shabbir R Hassanally I am leaving among… Read more »

EU rejects any military solution to Syria conflict

In the wake of the United States’ missile strike on Syria, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has rejected any military solution to the conflict in Syria, saying the bloc is committed to the unity and territorial integrity of the Arab country. “The EU firmly believes that there can be no military solution… Read more »

What is the Love of Ahl al-Bayt?

We are Muslims, and people of morality are not permitted to follow a pathway of “pragmatism” – where pragmatism is defined as “by any means necessary” – rather for us, we must utilise the concept of by any *permissible/halal* means possible. Now, regarding coming together as Shias – this is honourable I’m sure – but… Read more »

Saudi Arabia is Daesh in a Suit, Activist says

The administration of US President Donald Trump has approved the resumption of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which critics have linked to Riyadh’s killing of civilians in Yemen. An activist and Islamic scholar believes that the US move is “farcical” and a “strategic mistake”, adding that Washington should realise it cannot continue to do business with… Read more »

Wilayah, doesn’t just provide a political solution, but a universal solution

As people start to read and hear the words of the Leader, a simple and inspiring Truth becomes clear; that this leadership, that this idea of Wilayah, doesn’t just provide a political solution, but that it provides a universal solution, a universal rope of God, that if adhered to, will prevent humanity from being fragmented…. Read more »

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  • Yemeni civilians and security forces stand at the site of a Saudi air strike near Sana’a Airport on March 26, 2015. © AFP

    Saudis to pay dearly for Yemen war – Commentator

    Press TV has conducted an interview with Shabbir Hassanally, political commentator from London, to discuss the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen. Hassanally argues this aggression is a “failed strategy” and the Saudis will pay dearly for the “catastrophic miscalculation.” He also believes the Saudis are unable to resolve any problem through dialogue and this war will… Read more »

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    Bejadi ruling another nail into Al Saud coffin – Analyst

    Press TV has interviewed Shabbir R Hassanally, a political analyst from London, to discuss a recent ruling by the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh that sentenced prominent Saudi rights campaigner Mohammed Saleh al-Bejadi to 10 years in prison. The political commentator maintains that the Saudi regime practices such “backwards” policies in an attempt to stifle any… Read more »

  • People stand by as a makeshift memorial is made after vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. © AFP

    Western media silent on murders of Muslims in US – Analyst

    Press TV has conducted an interview with Shabbir R Hassanally, a political analyst from London, to discuss the recent murder of three Muslim students in the eastern US state of North Carolina. The political commentator says Western mainstream media have failed to give enough coverage to various perspectives surrounding the brutal incident. He also adds… Read more »

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    London trying to block torture lawsuits

    UK government lawyers have begun a campaign to block torture lawsuits against British and American troops in a court of law. The campaign began after a Pakistan man Yonus Rahmatullah said he was tortured for a decade following his capture by UK Special Forces in Iraq, and subsequent handover to American soldiers in Afghanistan. He… Read more »

  • Serena Shim, assassinated in Turkey, October 19, 2014

    Turkey assassinated Press TV reporter – Analyst

    A political analyst has termed the suspicious death of Press TV’s correspondent in Turkey, Serena Shim, as an act of “assassination” by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “The reality is that our sister Serena was assassinated by Erdogan’s regime,” Shabbir Hassanally, a political analyst from London, said in an interview with Press… Read more »

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    If Hezbollah Was Defeated

    If Hezbollah was defeated is a 17 episode series surrounding the Middle Eastern issues. It is an in-depth analysis. Al Manar takes you back to the very start of the Palestinian cause and fast-forwards to the present day crises that have developed. Al Manar presents you with the establishment of the Zionist entity, the loss… Read more »