Terrorism is big business, stage sets and props, all tweeted for good measure; it is bestial theatre that draws out the voyeurs, the google-eyed analysts, and the lunatic converts. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, has begun to resemble previous heads of franchise terrorist groups.
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Although there is no longer any reason for the jihadists to split themselves between Al-Qaeda and Daesh, the two organisations continue their war in the Greater Middle East. Paradoxically, it is now Al-Qaïda which runs a pseudo-State, the governorate of Idlib, and Daesh which organises attacks far from the battle-fields, in the Congo and Sri Lanka.
The US State Department has finally given a clean chit to the jihadist conglomerate to pursue its ambitions of toppling the Assad regime in Syria
Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in August 2011 to April 2013, the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front were a single organization that chose the banner of “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Although the current al-Nusra Front has been led by Abu Mohammad al-Julani but he was appointed as the emir of al-Nusra […]
Last month, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that according to information, the leader of the Islamic State, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, had reportedly been killed as a result of airstrikes conducted by the Russian aircrafts on a southern suburb of Raqqa on May 28. And today, Rami Abdul Rahman of the Syrian […]
In reference to the Israelis, the late Edward Said had written “You cannot continue to victimize someone else just because you yourself were a victim once—there has to be a limit”. Edward W Said was a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of […]
Drive your cart and your plow Over the bones of the dead … – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Caliph Ibrahim, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, self-declared leader of Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, really sports a mean PR vein. When the show seemed scheduled […]