501 Laws: Entropy

Entropy is the second law of thermodynamics—heat flows from hot to cold. If an egg breaks, it cannot ever go back to its previous state. Autumn leaves fall off the tree without any chance of turning green, but they gain new freedom to flutter far away from the tree.

A Food Pandemic Infects America

By L. Ali Khan The chart builds on the 1970 U.S. data as the baseline for sugars, seeds oils, pesticides, and obesity. Prepared by Legal Scholar Academy  A food pandemic means the abundance of disease-causing foods (pathogenic foods) people […]

501 Laws: Enlightenment

LAW #50.  Enlightenment effect: disorder Notes Humans need two things to see: eyes and light. “They kindled a fire to illuminate what was around them but suddenly lost their eyes.” Al-baqarah. The 18th-century enlightenment launched reason, scientific method, colonialism, […]

The Politics of Free Speech in Muslim Countries

L. Ali Khan Political speech, the most significant part of free speech, is anything but robust in most Muslim countries. Criticism of the government lies at heart of the political speech. Ordinary citizens and journalists must be free to […]

The Persecution of Hazaras

L. Ali Khan “Persecution of human beings shall be forbidden.” Article 29, Afghanistan Constitution (2004) In January 2021, Deash (Islamic State) marked the new year by murdering eleven Hazara coal miners in Quetta, Pakistan. The world press covered the […]

Prosecuting Race Provocateurs: Bolsonaro, Trump, and Others

In 2002, the U.N. established a Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent to “study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent living in the diaspora” and to draft proposals on the elimination […]

Crimes against African Americans

L. Ali Khan The world has seen shocking videos of U.S, police officers, and private citizens perpetrating crimes against African Americans. Relentlessly, the socio-legal system brings about the death, imprisonment, torture, and degradation of African American men, women, boys, […]

Shut Down the Planet Every Year for Two Weeks

L. Ali Khan This planet belongs to all forms of life: plants, animals, birds, insects, humans, bacteria, and viruses. Humans have no inherent right to monopolize the earth to the exclusion of other life forms. Our theologies and our […]

Fighting Modi with a Poem

L. Ali Khan Some poems capture the tyranny of the time.  Sab Yaad Rakha Jaiga (All you do will be remembered), an Urdu/Hindi poem protesting the viciousness that the Modi Hindutva has unleashed in various parts of India is […]

The Revival of Non-Self

L. Ali Khan The 21st century is witnessing the revival of Non-Self, such as Herrenvolk and Hindutva, which assert a binary division of “Self” and “Non-Self.” Selfism advocates the exclusion of Non-Self, variously defined as immigrants, refugees, gypsies, indigenous […]