Monthly Archives: December 2015

How to enslave a woman – An #ISIL Fatwa (Ruling) Translation

Yesterday, I wrote about Nadia Murad, the Yazidi girl who was captured and raped by ISIS. For more perspective about her ordeal and thousands of other innocent girls, the Muslim world must be aware of how those thugs abuse Islam. … Continue reading

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Yazidi girl Nadia Murad visits Egypt

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, the 21-year old Yazidi woman brutally tortured and raped by ISIS fighters in Iraq, has embarked on a very tricky mission: to confront the Muslim world with the crimes of ISIS. She is visiting Egypt to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 52 ( Dec 22- 27)

Top Headlines Egypt hires consultancy to check airport security after Russia crash. Tuesday Israel approves natural gas exports to Egypt. Friday Nine police, army generals among 11 newly appointed governors. Saturday Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia say committed to reaching understandings on … Continue reading

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Few Thoughts on Syria’s Zahran Alloush

Zahran Alloush Credit Amer Almohibany/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Last Friday, Zahran Alloush, the powerful leader of the Army of Islam, one of the many rebel groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria, was killed in an air strike by … Continue reading

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Hersh: ‘Uighur jihadists pass to Syria via Turkey’

Seymour M. Hersh has written a fascinating piece on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war, including the Turkish role in Syria’s ugly war , which is highlighted in this blog piece by Yavuz Baydar.  Hersh: ‘Uighur jihadists pass to … Continue reading

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Stories From Egypt

In this Christmas season, and amidst the doom and gloom in the Middle East, I like to share these two stories from Egypt. First, Mohamed Ayman Shaweeka, a young Egyptian soldier, saved the life of 16 of his comrades in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 51 ( Dec 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt to appoint international firm to review airport security. Monday UK report recommends no ban of Muslim Brotherhood, but warns of possible extremist links. Thursday Major general Moahmed Sharway will be replacing Major general Salah Hegazy as new … Continue reading

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The Islamic State Was Coming Without the Invasion of Iraq

Originally posted on The Syrian Intifada:
By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on December 12, 2015 From top left clockwise: Fadel al-Hiyali, Ibrahim al-Badri (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi), Adnan al-Bilawi, Samir al-Khlifawi (Haji Bakr), Adnan as-Suwaydawi (Abu Ayman al-Iraqi), Hamid az-Zawi (Abu Omar…

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Egyptian Aak 2015- Week 50 (Dec 7-13)

Top Headlines Bomb attack kills four security personnel in North Sinai. Tuesday Formation of pro-Sisi majority bloc underway in the Egyptian parliament. Wednesday Israeli imprisoned as spy in Egypt freed is freed after 15 years in prison. Thursday A court … Continue reading

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Will Canada entice us to embrace liberal secularism?

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau  personally welcome Syrian  refugees via his Twitter’s account This weekend, Canada has dominated my timelines on both Facebook and Twitter. The images of the Canadian PM warmly welcoming Syrian refugees arriving in his country are rightly … Continue reading

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