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If not peace, what’s next after ISIS defeat in Mosul?

By Ameen Izzadeen Iraq’s victory over ISIS in Mosul is not the end of the road for the most ruthless terror group. Neither does it herald the beginning of a peaceful era in the land trod by prophets and peacemakers. … Continue reading

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ISIS: The mystery behind the monster

By Ameen Izzadeen “… when you see them pray, you will look to them and think they are better than you; when they fast, you will think that they are better than you; they will recite Qur’an very well but … Continue reading

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IS monster and Middle East mayhem

By Ameen Izzadeen President Barack Obama has taken his war on terror to another Arab country. Syria is the seventh Muslim country that has been bombed by the US since Obama became president. The other six countries where he ordered … Continue reading

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In hijacking Islam, whose interest is IS serving?

By Ameen Izzadeen Islamic State (IS), whose desert juggernaut is sweeping across Iraq and Syria, is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terror group whose victims are not only the hapless minorities in Iraq but also Muslims and … Continue reading

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Caliphate: Hysteria or history in the making?

By Ameen Izzadeen On the first day of Ramadan as Muslims worldwide began their month-long fasting period, the Islamic State (IS) which was until then known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced the formation of a … Continue reading

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Al-Baghdadi’s ISIL redraws Mideast map

By Ameen Izzadeen Iraq is in the midst of mayhem and bloodshed. It has been so for the past few months though in April the Nouri al-Maliki government managed to hold general elections. With the attention of the world’s big … Continue reading

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The ISIS war: Hidden hands, hidden agendas

By Ameen Izzadeen The war in Syria is exploding in Iraq. The most dreaded al-Qaeda offshoot group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a.k.a. Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), in a surprise move captured two key … Continue reading

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