December 18, 2014

Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq

The United States and its Western allies have recently undertaken… [more]

Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq

The Story of Shami Witness

Those of you reading this post will probably know by now of the latest… [more]

The Story of Shami Witness The Story of Shami Witness

A Jaysh al-Mujahideen Amir’s Testimony on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

I have written many times before on Jaysh al-Mujahideen, the… [more]

A Jaysh al-Mujahideen Amir’s Testimony on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi A Jaysh al-Mujahideen Amir's Testimony on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin’s Work

As the one-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Professor… [more]

Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin’s Work Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin's Work

MERIA SPECIAL REPORT: DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

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MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI? MERIA SPECIAL REPORT:  DID ISIS USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST THE KURDS IN KOBANI?

SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

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SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE SUNNI OPPOSITION TO THE ISLAMIC STATE

TEN YEARS LATER: WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

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TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA? TEN YEARS LATER:  WHO WON THE IRAQ WAR, THE US OR CHINA?

THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

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THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE THE SOUTH CAUCASUS: OBAMA’S FAILED RUSSIA “RESET” AND THE PUTIN DOCTRINE IN PRACTICE

THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

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THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA THE NEW GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM: IMPLICATIONS FROM THE RECENT ADL-100 DATA

Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq

The United States and its Western allies have recently undertaken airstrikes and other military measures against the Islamic State (I.S., also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq. Contrary to the spirit of most statements coming out of Washington, … [Read more...]

The Story of Shami Witness

Those of you reading this post will probably know by now of the latest viral story to hit social media: namely, the revelation of the true identity of the most prominent Islamic State (IS) fanboy on Twitter by the pseudonym of 'Shami Witness.' … [Read more...]

A Jaysh al-Mujahideen Amir’s Testimony on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

I have written many times before on Jaysh al-Mujahideen, the Salafi, anti-Shi'a insurgent group in Iraq aspiring to overthrow the central government but also a noted rival of the Islamic State (IS), having issued a lengthy condemnation of IS in … [Read more...]

Help GLORIA to Continue Prof. Barry Rubin’s Work

As the one-year anniversary of the death of my husband, Professor Barry Rubin, approaches, I am reaching out to you, his loyal readers, to help continue his important work. Barry was one of the most prolific Middle East scholars of our time. He … [Read more...]

Book Review: Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Excerpt of Review “The enemy of your enemy is your friend,” wrote the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, al-Hajj Amin al-Husaini, about his reverence for Nazi Germany that had fought his enemies, the (British) colonialists and the Zionists. While this … [Read more...]

General Military Council for Iraq’s Revolutionaries- November 26 Statement

Statement 35 Oh dignified people of Iraq, Oh heroic revolutionaries, Salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu. We recall in these sorts of days a year ago how the government of oppression and tyranny directed all its might against the squares … [Read more...]

The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam

With the rise of IS, it is of interest to examine how IS has secured pledges of allegiance (bay'ah) from other groups both on the domestic front (i.e. within Iraq and Syria) and abroad (e.g. in Gaza-Sinai and Libya). I would argue that the case of … [Read more...]

1920s Revolution Brigades- 23 November Statement: Translation

Message 71 (original here) Inertia in thought or determination to go astray Months have passed since the West's announcement- under the leadership of the American occupation- of their alliance against Islam in our region- especially Iraq- under … [Read more...]

Islamic Army of Iraq Spokesman: Two New Statements

The latest statements from the Islamic Army of Iraq's official spokesman- Dr. Ibrahim al-Shammary- concern two subjects. Firstly, the death sentence handed down to the former Sunni Arab MP Ahmed al-Alwani, who was a central figure behind the renewal … [Read more...]

“The Cheers Surge”- Nasheed Plagiarised by the Islamic State (IS)

I have remarked elsewhere that IS' creation of Ajnad Media Foundation in summer 2013 with the production of a plethora of unique songs (e.g. 'Close ranks and pledge bay'ah [allegiance] to Baghdadi', 'My Ummah, Dawn Has Appeared/Loomed', and 'I am not … [Read more...]

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