Month: March 2017

Syrian rebels seize swathes of south as Islamic State retreats

 Reuters International MAR 30, 2017 –  FILE PHOTO: Free Syrian Army fighters gesture as Turkish military vehicles drive in the Syrian rebel-held town of al-Rai while heading towards the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, Syria January 9, 2017. To match Analysis MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-WAR REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo(reuters_tickers) By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) […]

Othering Islam and Muslims in America

HATEM BAZIAN@hatembazian Published19 hours ago A figuring representing U.S. President Donald Trump as a warrior of the Crusades. The otherization of Muslims and Islam by Trump and his administration has awakened a sleeping civil society giant, a human decency guided by universal ethical and moral imperatives that soon will bring […]

Another Ahmadiyya shot Dead in Pakistan

Source: The Express Tribune Nobel laureate Abdul Salam’s cousin killed in Nankana Sahib Advoca­te Malik Saleem Latif was leader of Ahmadi commun­ity in Nankan­a Sahib. An advocate and local leader of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya was gunned down as unidentified armed men opened fire at him in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning. Advocate Malik Saleem Latif and […]

By whatever name, it is death

Mar 29,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Michael Jansen According to the UN, some 300,000 to 400,000 Iraqi civilians remain trapped in the Daesh-held Old City of Mosul. Caught in the crossfire between Daesh defenders and Iraqi government attackers, trapped families lack food, water and medical supplies. Hundreds have been killed and […]

In northern Syria, defeated Isis fighters leave behind only scorched earth, trenches – and a crucifixion stand

Endgames: inside Syria Robert Fisk reports from the front line in Aleppo province where, for 40 miles, not a house, stable or even fence remains standing Robert Fisk Tader, eastern Aleppo @indyvoices A Syrian soldier demonstrates how the crucifixion stand erected and used by Isis works photography by George Ourfalian You can’t […]