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ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

    ISIS Captives Offer a Convenient Pawn in Turkey’s Syria Chess Game

Turkey recently threatened to send 1,200 ISIS terrorists back to their countries of origin in the EU, the U.S., and the UK. Turkey’s Interior Minister, Suleyman Solyu, claimed that extradition would begin on Monday, November 11, ironically on Armistice Day. Ankara claimed it would even send back those whose citizenships have been revoked. How Turkey…

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Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

    Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious.  “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump “would be lobbing accusations such as ‘Islam hates us’ in the direction of Muslims…

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Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

    Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed

Europe’s “Scramble for Africa” began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent.  This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23. Although my objective was to address various Kenyan…

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Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Saudi State-Sponsored Extremism Strikes Again

    Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Saudi State-Sponsored Extremism Strikes Again

The world recoiled in horror this weekend at the news coming out of Sri Lanka. Multiple explosions at churches and hotels have resulted in 200 dead and over 500 people injured.  Sri Lanka’s Christians were celebrating Easter when tragedy stuck the beautiful Island. While the Sri Lankan government has put curbs on social media, reports…

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Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran

  Jundallah: the US-backed Salafi Terrorists Operating in Iran

While terrorism is a phenomenon most of us have come in touch with during our lifetime, much of the coverage is shadowed by terrorism in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, where US-backed terrorist groups have wreaked havoc in devastating the wars that have plagued these countries. Nonetheless, terrorism is widespread across the…

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Venezuela Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by “Foreign Paramilitaries

  Venezuela Gov’t Presents Evidence of Alleged Terrorism Plots by “Foreign Paramilitaries

Venezuelan authorities have alleged that self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and other opposition leaders were involved in a plot to carry out acts of terrorism employing foreign paramilitaries trained in Colombia. Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez presented what he claimed to be evidence of “ultra-right plans to promote regime change.” According to Rodriguez, Venezuelan intelligence services uncovered plans to…

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The Christchurch Shooting and the Normalization of Anti-Muslim Terrorism

  The Christchurch Shooting and the Normalization of Anti-Muslim Terrorism

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND — What is without question the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history took place on Friday when shooters, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant among them, opened fire at two Christchurch mosques. Four, including Tarrant, have been arrested for the heinous act, which claimed at least 49 innocent lives. Tarrant was responsible for…

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How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran

  How Pro-Israel Foundations in Washington are Pushing a US War with Iran

Observers of developments in the Middle East have long taken it as a given that the United States and Israel are seeking for an excuse to attack Iran. The recently terminated conference in Warsaw had that objective, which was clearly expressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it failed to rally European and Middle…

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Now in 80 Countries, The American War on Terror Couldn’t Be More Global

  Now in 80 Countries, The American War on Terror Couldn’t Be More Global

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.” Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding. When I first set out to map all the places in the world where the United States is still fighting terrorism so many years later, I…

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Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

  Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

Even the neo-con warmongers’ house journal The Guardian, furious at Trump’s attempts to pull US troops out of Syria, in producing a map to illustrate its point, could only produce one single, uncertain, very short pen stroke to describe the minute strip of territory it claims ISIS still controls on the Iraqi border. Of course, The Guardian…

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