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Silence, devotion, Salafists, quietists, weaponry, bombings, books, writers and terrorists

Trouble-spots across the globe Bob Van Laerhoven seems to have survived life among the Doomed. The full-time Belgian/Flemish author debuted in 1977 as a short story writer, and in 1985 as a literary novelist. More than 30 novels followed, some … Continue reading

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2015 Human rights

Terrorism and freedom of speech In the wake of the horrific shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, illustrators and cartoonists around the world came together in solidarity with the 12 artists and ordinary people who … Continue reading

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Summary for the year 2015 # 2 Strewn with corpses and refugees

Throughout the year, we saw a lot of smombies* walk the streets and sit at the breakfast tables in hotels, or conducting themselves antisocial in resting places for the employees. * Smombies: Plural form of the fairly new Flemish and … Continue reading

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Social media a destabilisation tool in the Middle East and Syrian conflict

In today’s global village people are constantly leaving their homes in search of new opportunities. Migration across borders or within a country is a reality for many societies across the world. In public debates the distinction between refugees and other … Continue reading

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Cities not under fear but monuments feared

The stories, the videos, the acts of unfathomable brutality have become a defining aspect of ISIS, which controls a nation-size tract of land and has now pushed Iraq to the precipice of dissolution. Its adherents kill with such abandon that … Continue reading

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Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire

Catherine Shakdam, Editor in Chief of The Levant, just published Is Turkey attempting to resurrect the Ottoman Empire on the back of the ‘black army’?  In this interview Catherine suggests that ISIL, that ostensible “Islamic extremist” group backed by Israel … Continue reading

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