Day: July 2, 2014

Will al Qaeda fight ISIS Islamic state?

(CNN) — ISIS has made huge territorial gains in the border areas between Iraq and Syria during the past month, as well as capturing strategic cities such as Mosul and Tikrit. Now its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has changed the group’s name from the previous “Islamic State of Iraq and […]

A Chechen in Syria, the rising star of ISIS

Bassem Mroue| Associated Press DAILY STAR LEBANON BEIRUT: A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement. Omar al-Shishani, one of hundreds of Chechens who […]

Robert Fisk: Israeli teenagers’ funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians In the end it’s all about the colonies Israel is building on Arab land

Three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. Vicious, cruel, unforgivable. True. At least 37 Lebanese children killed by Israel. Regrettable, unfortunate, but the ultimate fault of “terrorists”. Untrue. The slaughter of the children at Qana in Lebanon in 1996 – among 109 civilians killed by Israeli shellfire as they sheltered in […]

Robert Fisk: Israeli teenagers' funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians In the end it’s all about the colonies Israel is building on Arab land

Three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. Vicious, cruel, unforgivable. True. At least 37 Lebanese children killed by Israel. Regrettable, unfortunate, but the ultimate fault of “terrorists”. Untrue. The slaughter of the children at Qana in Lebanon in 1996 – among 109 civilians killed by Israeli shellfire as they sheltered in […]

170 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem clashes

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Over 170 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday following the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian from the Shufat neighborhood, medics said.Red Crescent medics said 170 Palestinians were injured in the clashes, including three with live bullets.At least […]

3 Myth Busting Muslims

Haroon Siddiqui, The Toronto Star 28/6/2014 Two cricket players and a hijab-wearing Canadian transcend stereotypes. OLLY GREENWOOD / AFP/Getty Images Muslim cricket player Moeen Ali’s long flowing black beard is the topic of national conversation in the U.K. following his emergence last week as a hero in a dramatic game […]