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Video: The Sectarian dialogue between Syrian Sheikh Adnan Arour and a captured Allawite officer
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الشيوعيّة والنازيّة: هل تجوز المقارنة؟
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Egypt’s new Chief Prosecutor: Anti-Mubarak Exile?
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Why Hamas scored its first victory against Israel
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Moaz Al-Khatib, a Moderate?
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The Ethiopian Plight in Lebanon: Abuse, Imprisonment then Suicide

Video: The Sectarian dialogue between Syrian Sheikh Adnan Arour and a captured Allawite officer

The dialogue, on a Saudi based Islamist channel, starts with an introduction by an FSA officer, sitting next to the captured Allawite POW (while Adnan Arour, Syria’s influential telesalafist sits in the Saudi studio). The FSA officer reiterates many times that Allawite officers are not joining the armed revolution, only Sunnis are heeding the calls to split the army.

The Allawite officer speaks of the “good treatment” he’s receiving throughout his hundred days in the FSA’s custody. He condemned the regime’s prisoners’ swap in return for the Iranian hostages, while leaving him, an Allawite officer, without any attention.
Arour asks the officer whether Allawites feel that they’re being used by a single family (the Assads) to protect its own interests. The FSA officer says that the Allawite POW has bombed Sunni homes, and that the regime refused to include him in a swap.
The Sheikh also asks about the proportion of Allawite officers in the officers’ corps vis a vis Sunnis. When the officer says I do not know exactly, the Sheikh objects and the line is cut. The video ends there.

This is the dialogue in a nutshell, the narratives are now surfacing, and people are less considerate as there is no need for political correctness when you are fighting a brutal war.

الشيوعيّة والنازيّة: هل تجوز المقارنة؟

حازم صاغيّة* إرنْست نولته مؤرّخ ألمانيّ كبير، وهو محافظ ورجعيّ كبير أيضاً. في أواخر الثمانينات أثار ما عُرف في ألمانيا بـ”نزاع المؤرّخين” بسبب تأويلاته الخلافيّة، والمشتطّة، للنازيّة و”الحلّ النهائيّ” للمسألة اليهوديّة. هكذا اكتسب نولته سمعة سيّئة تبعاً لأطروحته التي تفيد أنّ غزو هتلر للاتّحاد السوفياتيّ في 1941 كان عملاً “دفاعيّاً” ضدّ “مخاطر” الشيوعيّة واليهوديّة العالميّة،[…]

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Moaz Al-Khatib, a Moderate?

“The new leader of the Syrian anti-Assad coalition has a big job ahead of him. But his moderation lends him credibility”. This is how the Guardian and many Western News outlets introduced Moaz Al-Khatib, the new leader of an anti-Assad Coalition, which has won Western and Arab praise and recognition. But is the man really[…]

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