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Aleppo's People are Being Slaughtered: Did we Learn Nothing from Srebrenica? by Nedzad Avdic

I was a teenager when I faced the worst of humanity. I remember our house burning to the ground and my family fleeing Srebrenica, hoping against hope for a chance to live. I remember the torture, and the smell of blood. I didn’t know ...

Upon reading Ella

Ken Mafham
Every now and again I see an article in Critical Muslim that captures my imagination. In the recently-published Syria issue it is the article “Inside and Outside“ by Ella Wind that moves me so. She explains the way Western ...

What Makes ISIS Tick?

Robin Yassin-Kassab on Newsnight
Robin Yassin-Kassab talks to Jeremy Paxman and Hayder al Khoie on BBC's Newsnight to discuss the rise of ISIS in the Syrian revolution and the implications of an alliance with Iran to defeat Sunni extremists. Watch the clip by ...

A Trip to the Border by Robin Yassin-Kassab

I’ve just returned from a brief visit to the Syrian/ Turkish border, to the Salaam School for refugee children in Reyhaniyeh on the Turkish side, where I was working with the Karam Foundation, and to Atmeh camp inside Syria, where almost ...

Revolutionary Gardening

Robin Yassin Kassab
For a long time it’s been too late for a happy ending in Syria. The longer this process continues, the less we can hope for. How do you fight a monster without becoming a monster? How, particularly when the monster’s chief ...

Journey to Kafranbel

Robin Yassin Kassab
To cross the border I had to climb a wall three times my height. It was the most frightening part of my trip into liberated Syria. At Atmeh camp (where I’d been working, just inside Syria on the Turkish border) there’s no ...