بنجامين داوود

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.



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 →

The Crocodile Tears of the Republican “Moderates”

There is an increasing phenomenon in America; "moderate" Republicans coming out and claiming that Trump's statements and actions go against the spirit of the party and what it stands for. From Mitt Romney criticising his "demagoguery and populism" to other... Continue Reading →

The Government-Prodded “Mujahideen” of Da’esh

When you look at some of the extremists (and I don't mean that all those going to fight against Assad are inherent extremists at all, only those committing atrocities in the name of Islam; many good Muslims have gone to Syria... Continue Reading →

Shaima’s Story, and the Hypocrisy of the “Pro-Palestine” Crowd

Amid all the genocidal death and destruction in Gaza during 2014, it finally looked as if there was some beautiful news to be found amid the slaughter. The baby of a Gazan mother (who had been eight months pregnant when she... Continue Reading →

The Abuse of the Ahl al-Bayt by the Faux-‘Resistance’

Since the inception of the 'resistance' adopted by Iran since the 1979 revolution, and its regional proxies (the Assad regime in Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon) against Israel and the west (supposedly), the regional alliance calling itself the 'Resistance Axis' (Iran,... Continue Reading →

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