July 22, 2020

ISIS Committing Atrocities Against Civilian Population in Northern Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

PJmedia, 27/5.  Co-authored with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi (WARNING: contains graphic images.) Evidence is mounting that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is systematically committing atrocities in eastern and northern Syria, its areas of control. While individual incidents of brutality have been well-documented, the near-impossibility of on-the-spot reporting in the area controlled by the organization has made it difficult to build a general description of the situation there. … [Read more...]

Snapshots from the Real Middle East

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These are all personal observations, selected from a much longer personal list: –The Palestinian Christian man is desperate. Can I help him get out of the country? He’s scared of the Islamists. Can I help him  get his son to university in America? The situation is intolerable. Something is worked out with a little help from me. –The Druze woman is desperate. She has  a boyfriend her family doesn’t approve of. With help from some Israelis she is smuggled to a safe place. –The … [Read more...]