July 16, 2014

The Enduring Influence of the Crusades

Nick Danforth, Al Jazeera

The Associated Press

How Muslim extremists and American conservatives came to find comfort in Crusade metaphors

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TAGGED: Middle East


July 11, 2014
Saddam Hussein's Ghost
Michael Weiss, NOW Lebanon
IS moved into Syria from Iraq not long thereafter. Today, the militias Obama was referring to are asking for US airpower to defeat IS. And Obama’s administration has apparently given up on Maliki’s “independent... more ››
July 11, 2014
No Arab Democracy Without Arab Democrats
Jeff Simpson, Globe & Mail
False optimism permeated much of the early coverage of the Arab Spring. Too many Western journalists and writers believed that finally the time had come for long-suffering Arab populations to throw off their authoritarian rulers,... more ››
The first few days of Operation Protective Edge indicate that Israel hasn’t learned anything from previous instances of mass killing. more ››
July 12, 2014
5 Myths About the Gaza Crisis
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Five things you think about the Gaza-Israel war are wrong. more ››
July 13, 2014
Why ISIS' Rise Should Worry Americans
Michael Mukasey, NY Daily News
Restoring the caliphate has been on the list of things to do for Islamists virtually from the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1916. It was then that two European diplomats - Mark Sykes of Great Britain and Francois George Picot of... more ››