Tag Archives: Shia Islam

Rampaging, demolishing sacred sites and cultural heritage

At the beginning of April a shocking video founds its way on several international television station showing another horrible war crime by ISIS. In the moving pictures we can see ISIS militants using sledgehammers, AK-47 rifles  and bulldozers to destroy … 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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