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حرية وكرامة

Analyst & writer, formerly filming in Syria in 2013. My primary focus is on the Middle East, with an emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Iran. I also conduct research into war criminals fleeing the conflict into Europe.

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Analyst & writer, focusing on the Middle East and war criminals attempting to escape to Europe. I also write about American politics.

Has Jared Kushner Gone Too Far?

It's hard to find someone with as many portfolios as Jared Kushner in Washington. The young upstart has not only been tasked with bringing peace to the Middle East (a fireman dousing some flames with propane comes to mind), but... Continue Reading →

Da’esh Share the Blame for Muslim Suffering

As anyone who follows the news can clearly see, it isn't going down well for the self-styled "Islamic State". Having once held 1/3 of Iraq and 50% of Syria, their territory has shrunk dramatically since 2014. World powers have capitalised... Continue Reading →

The Alt-Right’s Hatred for Islam is Misguided

Steve Bannon's host of online trolls and white supremacists (collectively known as the "alt-right) aren't known for having particularly savoury views on minorities and foreigners, especially not Muslims. Islam features prominently in their frequent diatribes against "enemies". But first, some... Continue Reading →

Stop Asking Why Americans Support Trump

I'm amazed that I *still* hear people saying "I can't believe Trump won!" or "How did he get all this support?!" etc. Please. Trump's supporters didn't just appear out of nowhere. This level of support for a candidate who is... Continue Reading →

Turkish news and commentary site Haksöz Haber has translated "The Chameleons of Rojava" for a Turkish audience. The article deals with the ever-shifting loyalties and positions of the PYD during the Syrian civil war. See the translation here. For the... Continue Reading →

America Deserves Trump

Trump's blitzkrieg into the White House has taken all of us by surprise. Having previously been seen as a pariah (especially after the emergence of a tape in which he admits to sexual assault) and having sunk in the polls,... Continue Reading →

From Mosul to Aleppo

The battle for Mosul is in full swing. The Iraqi Golden Division, Kurdish Peshmerga and other forces are engaging with Da'esh across the outskirts of the city. Mosul is a tough nut to crack. Da'esh has been preparing for some... Continue Reading →

Humiliation in Kunduz

The second battle of Kunduz commenced on October 3. The Taliban briefly captured the city (Afghanistan's 5th largest) in September 2015, before voluntarily withdrawing. It was an embarrassing defeat for the ISAF & allies. Afghan soldiers and police dropped their... Continue Reading →

The Coming Collapse of the Afghan “Government”

The Afghan forces have been taking a heavy beating over the last few years. In September of 2015 they briefly lost Kunduz, the 5th largest city in Afghanistan, before regaining control with US support. They then managed to lose another 5% of the... Continue Reading →

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