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What gives legitimacy to ISIL's rhetoric?


by Soumaya Ghannoushi

Since the map of the Middle East was drawn by the Sykes-Picot Agreement in the aftermath of World War I and the retreat of the Ottoman Turks in favor of the British and French, the lines demarcating the boundaries between states in the Arab region have never been successfully challenged, even in the heyday of pan-Arab nationalism.

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Crusaders and Zionists


Lately, the words "Crusaders" and "Zionists" have been appearing more and more often as twins. In a documentary about ISIS I just saw, they appeared together in almost every sentence uttered by the Islamist fighters, including teenagers.

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Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?


In a special session of the Russell Tribunal held in Brussels on September 24th, Israel’s military operation Protective Edge was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law, including the core allegation of genocide. The process featured a series of testimonies by legal and weapons experts, health workers, journalists and others most of whom had experienced the 50 days of military assault.

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Erdogan leads Turkey into Civil War


Part I- Internal

Like World War I, neo-Turkish Sultan and pretender Caliph Erdogan joins piecemeal World War III’s Western NATO Alliance.

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Syria is Still the Main Target


For the last three years, the American administration has been searching for an internationally acceptable justification to interfere militarily into Syria in an attempt to topple Al-Assad’s government. Finally, and after the ISIS beheading of two American citizens, President Obama declared ISIS a terrorist threat against the whole world not just against the region. He formed a “Coalition of the willing” and sent American fighter planes over Syrian territories ostensibly to bomb ISIS terrorist fighters. At the same time, this coalition had vowed to arm what they called “moderate” anti-Syrian rebels.

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