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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014

Opinion: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove

Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have recently called on the [Egyptian] Muslim Brotherhood on Twitter to restore rule by the “sword.” A Twitter account under the name of Shabab Dawlat Al-Islam (Youth of the Islamic State) posted a photo of the leader of ISIS, the alleged Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, with the caption: “This is what we earned from jihad.” The tweet also included a picture of the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi behind bars, with the caption: ...

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Wafiq Al-Samarrai
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on : Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014

Opinion: What Iraq Needs to Do

When any country is exposed to a critical and existential war such as the one raging in Iraq, and when sectarian rhetoric becomes prevalent among politicians whose self-serving approach has caused all sorts of tensions, the preservation of the structure of the state becomes a sacred mission, and the requirements for achieving national security take utmost precedence. Banning the use of such rhetoric under the dome of parliament—where the process of reformation and modification is supposedl...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Opinion: ISIS is a threat to all humanity

How should one define the group that, under different names, has produced a genuine tragedy in parts of northwestern Iraq? Before the true extent of the group’s atrocities became...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Friday, 22 Aug, 2014

Opinion: The crises in Syria and Iraq are joined at the hip

Has the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) become the only phenomenon that sums up all the problems and complications of the Middle East? I am not one who is keen to look fo...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Assad’s ISIS Gambit

When one sees Bashar Al-Assad’s media adviser Bouthaina Shaaban speaking on CNN regarding the danger represented by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), one can feel only ...

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Hamad Al-Majid
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on : Thursday, 21 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Confronting ISIS and Religious Homogenization

It is almost as if Iran and its Shi'ite religious establishment are rubbing their hands in glee at the prevailing discourse taking place in the world today, a discourse which holds...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Who is Haider Al-Abadi?

Is Iraq's new Prime Minister, Haider Al-Abadi, another sectarian bigot like Nuri Al-Maliki? This is the question many are asking on social media, as more and more people dig into I...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014

Opinion: Gaza’s Hostages

The Gaza truce negotiations that aim to end the current and third war since Hamas took over the enclave in 2007, differ from previous ones in terms of their nature, interests and t...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 19 Aug, 2014

Opinion: ISIS on Film

Rafiq Abu-Moussab, media officer of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), rose suddenly when he heard a question about his private life and family. He removed his Ray-Ban sha...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 18 Aug, 2014

Opinion: What is the difference between Abadi and Maliki?

Iraq turned a page on a disastrous period in its recent history with the departure of Prime Minister Nuri Al-Malki, whose term in office is now at an end. Maliki has given Saddam H...

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