Posts Tagged “Daesh”

Restructuring rather than dividing Syria

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Restructuring rather than dividing Syria

Restructuring rather than dividing Syria By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Syrians are no longer in charge of their future; outsiders seem to be. The threat to divide Syria, as a solution, is tempting but fatal. Syria ought to be restructured and “reinvented” to allow healing and gradual reunification. Who is involved in Syria? The Web of…

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Antiquities threatened in Middle East region

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Antiquities threatened in Middle East region

Antiquities threatened in Middle East region Antiquities and heritage sites representing the history of mankind throughout the Middle East and North Africa are being threatened by terrorists including Daesh (ISIS). A coalition of world leaders and activists called the Antiquities Coalition has been formed to help bring more public attention to the destruction of heritage…

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

Although Saudi Arabia has traditionally been associated with a more puritanical form of Islam — Wahabis — it is far more moderate and is the frontline against rising radicalism in the Muslim World. As the custodian of two of Islam’s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia recently organized a coalition of 34 Islamic allies to fight rising…

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Daesh: Social Media War on ISIS and BS

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Daesh: Social Media War on ISIS and BS

Daesh is another word for ISIS and an acronym for the Arabic phrase al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham meaning Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. By Eileen Fleming ISIS militants hate the word Daesh because “it is similar to the Arabic words ‘Daes’, ‘one who crushes something underfoot’ and ‘Dahes’, translated as ‘one who sows…

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Is Syria revival about “boots on the ground?”

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Is Syria revival about “boots on the ground?”

Is Syria revival about boots on the ground? Is the answer to the conflict in Syria sending in American soldiers to fight? Or should the focus be on confronting the forces driving the conflict there By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz US foreign policy for Syria needs to change. Washington must address Saudi-Iranian relations squarely, improve the…

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Original Statue of Liberty design was Arab woman

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Original Statue of Liberty design was Arab woman

Lots has been written about the French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, the gift to America from France, but little was noted about the original concept which may have been based on an earlier design the sculptor did of an Arab woman in Egypt By Ray Hanania Americans have short memories, usually driven…

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