ISIS: A Caliphate of Torture and Rape - Syria Comment

ISIS: A Caliphate of Torture and Rape

Laila Khoudeidaby Laila Khoudeida

Originally from Sinjar, Iraq, Laila Khoudeida is a social worker and mental health specialist, currently serving on the board of Yazda, an organization she helped found in 2014 that responds to the needs of Yazidi victims of IS ethnic cleansing.

 

I recorded this Sinjar survivor account in my notebook as it was related to me by “FA,” a Yazidi woman who managed to escape ISIS captivity late last year. She wanted to share her story with the world but chose not to share her name.

Originally from a town called Tel Ezer in the Sinjar region, FA is a 23-year-old Yazidi woman from a very large family. Her neighborhood was home to thirteen other families who were closely related to her—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. On Aug. 3, 2014, when FA heard the news about ISIS entering nearby Yazidi towns, she did not realize how quickly she would be forced to become the slave of one ISIS militant after another. After learning the frightening news, she and her family members gathered themselves so that they could head for the mountains.

Notebook with account of Yazidi survivor

My notes of FA’s story. Photo: Syria Comment

But they were too late. The ISIS militia had already beheaded countless Yazidi men and destroyed many nearby towns. She became very scared and held tightly to her mother and sisters as the gunshots continued. When ISIS reached her house, she was pulled by the hair with a gun pointed at her head as she along with her family were herded along to join other Yazidis who were gathered into groups.  There, she witnessed her father and four uncles collapse to the ground as each was shot in the head. She said:

“I wanted to die; I wanted to be the next one to be shot in the head, because I did not want to see any more of what was to come.”

She would live to witness much more cruelty.

Another 200 men were shot and the survivors, including her, were taken to Seba Shekh Kheder, a town located south of Sinjar. There, they separated women and put them in different groups according to their age and beauty. This was the last time she would see her mother. The children, including infants, were forcibly taken from their mothers to be raised by ISIS, where they are now being taught the Caliphate’s religion so they can grow up to become future jihadis.

FA said that while in Seba Shekh Kheder:

“I wanted to know where my mother was taken and if I would ever see her again. I kept looking around but I did not see anyone her age, there were only women close to my age and younger, including 9-year-olds.”

They were ordered to walk single file to Baaj. She said, “At this point, I did not understand where they were taking us, but I noticed that we were moving farther away from my town.”  After arriving in Baaj, she noticed the ISIS militants changing their minds; it seemed they did not feel safe having all of the captives there. She said:

“I was exhausted and could not cry because I felt numb; I felt like this was a nightmare that I would soon wake up from.”

They sat on the ground where the little girls clung to the older ones and one of them whispered to FA, “I am thirsty.” FA said, “That’s when my heart ached and I started crying.” They could not ask for water because the last one to do so, a 70-year-old woman, was struck across the face with a weapon.

FA said that around 12 pm they were ordered to start walking again, towards Mosul.

“We walked from 12 pm to 3 am and throughout our journey we walked over dead bodies and past destroyed homes. We would see vehicles pass by with black flags hanging out and men with long beards saying “Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” as they passed us (meaning “god is the greatest”).”

The ISIS men never addressed each other by their first names, intent on keeping the captives from learning their true identities. Once moved to Mosul, they remained there for 11 days, and during this period, she was forced to “marry” one of the men.

“I resisted and was beat in the stomach and head until I became unconscious. When I woke up, I watched other women, including my sisters, go through the same experience.”

Her face was so bruised up that she no longer drew the men’s attention, as they sought out good-looking women.

“I watched my sister bang her head on the wall as one of the militants dragged her to his car.”

FA later learned that her sister was sold off to someone in Syria and was taken to live with his family. The family didn’t believe that a Yazidi woman should live in a Muslim household, so they took her to the local shari’a court (perhaps to have her officially convert). The people saw her as an infidel who should be punished. That was the last she knew of her sister.

FA was again grouped with about one hundred other women and they were ordered to walk back to Baaj.  This time they stayed in Baaj for 8 days, at which point she was sold for about 10 dollars to someone in Tel Banat.

“He did to me what he desired, then sold me to someone in Tel Qasab after two days.”

In Tel Qasab, FA was tortured badly, raped multiple times a day, and beaten after each instance of rape. She was made to cook for the militant and clean his house, but since she did not look good enough for him after staying with him for two days, he brought her back to where the other women were being held.

FA added that they were very exhausted and many of the girls did not care whether they lived or died because they saw how they were being used as sex objects and at any point could be killed, if they were to resist the militants’ sexual demands.

“At three in the morning I felt a splash of cold water hit me in the face; I felt the pain of the wounds on my cheeks and head and could barely open my eyes.”

When she woke up, she saw that some women were being ordered to stand up in a line and take their scarves off.

“I felt a wire hit me hard in the back and I slowly stood up.

I did not know where my scarf had fallen off, but they were looking for women who satisfied their taste in looks.”

FA’s brother’s wife and cousin were two of many who met this desire and were taken. They were screaming and trying to find a way to escape, but they could not. Her brother’s wife still had her son with her and he looked very ill—her nephew looked dead.

“My sister wanted to come and give me a hug because she knew that that would be the last time we would see each other. But she was dragged to the vehicle.”

Her brother’s wife is still held in Mosul today, but she doesn’t know much about her sister, or whether her nephew is still alive.

The next day in the evening two women hung themselves from the ceiling fan in the building; one of them was the wife of her neighbor, a very young and beautiful woman. She had told FA that she would kill herself before they touched her, and she did so.

“I wanted to do the same, but I was too weak, and I felt the little girls needed someone to be with them. So I resisted every time they would come to sell me, and I managed to stay with the girls. Because they had found out that I could cook, one of them, their leader, bought me for a thousand dollars from the previous person who still claimed that I was his wife.

The leader ordered me to cook and bake for them and the Yazidis who had been forced to convert.

I cleaned the girls so they could be sold for better prices, and I would tell them…. ‘just do what they tell you until we find a way out of here.’

One of the girls did not follow orders when she was called to meet the man who had come to choose a girl (sabya) to be his wife,  so to punish us, they mixed gas with water and forced us to wash ourselves with it.”

Continuing her tragedy, FA said that one day a 9-year-old girl was called to go into the leader’s room. The girl was so terrified, she started vomiting.

“So I fixed the 9-year-old child’s hair, and she was sent to the leader’s room. Soon after she was in there, I heard the loudest scream a nine-year-old can make.”

After about half hour, she came back out. He had raped her. Waiting outside was another man to whom she was sold before he returned to Syria.

She would not be the last. The leader would keep them until he had raped them, then they would be sold. “There were so many of us that it was very easy for him to get another girl to rape.”

FA said that one by one all the little girls that she had taken care of had been sold except for three. One of these was a 13-year-old and the other two had already been sold to ISIS fighters and were therefore considered “married” and were waiting for the ISIS men to come back from a mission in Mosul. They did not have the courage to try to run away.

“One day, the guard who was watching over us came to the kitchen and started touching me in different areas, but I pushed him each time… He pulled out a piece of paper, it was a marriage certificate.”

This man had made FA his wife in the shari’a court without informing her; he told her that he would send her off to Saudi Arabia if she didn’t comply.

“I was very scared, and the next day, I went to the leader and told him about the situation with the guard.”

FA by this time had become a prized commodity because she cooked and baked for all of them, so the leader put the ISIS guard in jail for one day before he was released. She said this man wanted to kill her, but he couldn’t because he was afraid of the leader.

The next day, the guard told his friend that he wanted him to take her in a vehicle and send her off to Saudi Arabia and kill her there. When FA heard this, she knew she had to find a way to escape.

That night, airstrikes targeting one of the ISIS bases prompted the militant leader to abruptly get in his vehicle and drive off.

“I looked to see if the guard was around, and when I didn’t see him, I told the girls that this was our chance to run away. The two who had been sold were too scared to come because the last time one of us tried to run, she was brought back, and her legs were cut off.”

The two girls did not want to go through the same experience, but FA was determined to run that night because she did not want to end up in Saudi Arabia.

The 13-year-old girl agreed to go with FA, and they started heading toward the mountain. On the run for three days without food or water, they hid behind buildings and bushes during the day and moved at night. By the time they came close to the road near the mountain, the 13-year-old girl couldn’t walk, so FA began to carry her. Because they were so dehydrated, she picked up two small rocks and gave one to the girl to place in her mouth to help with the thirst, and placed the other in her own mouth.

Once they had passed the danger zone and drawn close to the mountain, Yazidi fighters spotted them and ran to them with water. Qasim Shesho, a Yazidi leader, told his men to drive them to Kurdistan.

This woman is one of thousands of Yazidi women who have been enslaved since summer of last year. She now lives in a tent in a refugee camp that houses many other Yazidis with similar stories.

 

See this video for amazing interview footage with Yazidis in the camps of Dohuk, obtained by Dr. Hawar Moradi.

Recent articles on the Yazidi crisis:

ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape – NYT – Rukmini Callimachi

Kidnapping and Sex Slavery: Covering ISIS’ Religious Justification for Rape – NYT – Erika Allen

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi repeatedly raped US hostage Kayla Mueller and turned Yazidi girls into personal sex slaves – Independent – Judit Neurink

The dramatic escape of Yazidi women from ISIL ahead of being sorted into ‘pretty’ and ‘not pretty’ – Richard Spencer – Aug. 17, 2015

The Fight To Document The ISIS Massacre Of The Yazidis – World Post interview with Christoph Wilcke

Meet the woman who quit her job, paused her studies and left Sweden to help Yazidi women and children fleeing Isis – Independent

Kayla e le 3000 yazide: schiave del Califfo – Corriere della Sera – (Italian)

One Year on From the Sinjar Massacre, Yazidis Blast Lack of Action Over Hostages – Newsweek

Berlin subway honors Sinjar on first anniversary of Aug 3 genocide

The Berlin subway honors Sinjar (“Shingal” in Kurdish) on the first anniversary of the Aug. 3 genocide

Comments (136)


SANDRO LOEWE said:

All talk about rape and violence can surely be true, but the fact is that rape commited by secret services of Syria is ignored.

Also it is completely ignored that ISIS is the creation of Assad with the help of Russia and Iran, and lately we have seen how CIA was involved too in boycotting and spying the rebels in its fight against ISIS.

The final project is very simple and clear: clean Syria and Iraq of more than a half of the population which belongs to sunna.

This is a “ten years issue”. The displaced will reach at the end some 20.000.000 and the number of dead could be 2 to 3 million. It is a “brilliant” project for a safe Middle East. Obama, Peace Nobel, is the leader of this project in the west.

August 18th, 2015, 5:06 am

 

Amir in Tel Aviv said:

Syrian,

This agreement is not something private between Amrica and Iran. It has regional, if not global repercussions. We see how brutal and ruthless Iran can be. Iran is stepping on the bodies of about a 1/4 of a million (Muslim) Syrians, in order to achieve it’s goals. Just imagine the number of Israelis, that Iran will be ready to step on their bodies. No mercy there.

So BB has the right to do everything and anything he can, to avert this potential catastrophe. He went to appeal before ALL Americans, represented in both houses. No branch against branch.

If something horrible happens, people will ask him: why didn’t you go and knock on doors. Well, that is exactly what he’s doing.
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Akbar,

I knew that the issue of the Jewish tax payments redistribution, might be somewhat controversial.. LOL

August 18th, 2015, 6:19 am

 

Tara said:

Amir,

Bibi does not need to knock on Americans’ door begging for a vote in congress. He can order his Air Force to go and selectively bomb the nuclear reactor . Or is the Israeli air force only specialized in bombing civilians in Gaza?

August 18th, 2015, 6:56 am

 

Akbar Palace said:

Here is the text of the Iran Agreement (“Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”), the worse agreement ever conceived by human beings. The US, once again under Barrack Obama, concedes to a terrorist state.

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/world/full-text-of-the-iran-nuclear-deal/1651/

AITV,

I agree with your post above. My comment is in the last thread.

Yes, America’s foreign aide is America’s business. Those countries that get the most aide apparently give the US more in return.

Tara,

The GOI has no long range bombers or bunker-buster bombs. If they did, your scenario would not be an issue. Israel has destroyed nuclear reactors in both Iraq and Syria now.

So the question is, why isn’t Israel getting these essential weapon systems? And the answer is Barrack Obama.

August 18th, 2015, 7:11 am

 

Tara said:

Akbar

Some says Iran has the Persian empire dream. Even Iranians in America call themselves Persians, and almost every iranian family give the name “Persa” to a child. The Persian empire was once defeated by the Arabs and then conquered and converted and this has remained in their consiounce. The mullahs are willing to do what it takes to step on the bodies of everyone if it achieve their dreams, invoking Zainab et al in the interim using religious brainwashing as a tool ….And our own Barak Obama is making that dream possible ..

August 18th, 2015, 7:40 am

 

Akbar Palace said:

Tara,

This is the problem. I understand influence and I understand the support of causes such as the Zionist and Palestinian cause. But as you say, if these causes translate into “stepping on the bodies of everyone”, then that cause is faulty.

Does Hezbollah and Iran really support Palestine or do they support Shia Islam and their self-appointed leaders? I think I know the answer.

Barrack Obama has never met a terrorist state he wasn’t willing to engage and appease, and yet, his adoring supporters press onward.

August 18th, 2015, 8:14 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

What happened to FA is horrible, ISIS is criminal group, their mentality is so sick, they are not humans, they are as bad as the Alawi regime we have in Syria , these stories are repeated by ISIS and by the Alawi regime, they both are criminals , rape and murder are what these two entities share, we know of similar stories committed by the criminal Alawi regime headed by the most criminal ruler Assad,
ISIS did not exist in Syria till Maliki in Iraq released ISIS leaders from jail, lied to us and said 500 of them escaped from jail, Isis took over Mouselike as Maliki of Iraq ordered his troops to withdraw provided ISIS criminals with American weapons, later Assad , the other criminal and his Alawi officers withdrew from Reqqa giving it to Another criminals ISIS , and later Assad withdrew from Palmyra providing ISIS with half of Syria
Assad Alawi Regime and ISIS both criminals committing rape and torture to death , yesterday The Alawi regime bombed Douma, attacked vegetable market killing hundred and wounding several hundreds,
I hope Mathew writes an article about this horrible massacre, in Douma , a massacre that is one of hundreds committed by this criminal Alawi regime ,aided by Terrorist Iran who now wants to displace Sunnis and replace them with Persians , massacres are specialties of Assad Alawi regime and ISIS
Mathew go for it , talk about Douma Massacre one ISIS crime , one Assad crime, they both are crimes

August 18th, 2015, 8:28 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Douma Massacre reminds us of another massacre committed by Assad and his Alawi regime in August 2013, it is bombing Ghouta with Chemical weapons, defenders of Assad are defenders of such crimes
The aircrafts that Syrians paid for to defend them are used by this criminal Alawi regime headed by criminal Assad to kill innocent Syrians, Assad army is not Syrian Army , it is anti Syrian army
Alawi regime and ISIS are criminals and Iran and Russia are criminals who support this criminal regime

August 18th, 2015, 9:13 am

 

Amir in Tel Aviv said:

Tara,

I still remember the days, that you went (actually went, not metaphorically), to Beirut, to worship the feet of Nasrullah.

Many in the region and beyond begin to realize and acknowledge the reality, that Arabs kill fellow Arabs, in numbers and with savagery. that the Arab-Jewish conflict never saw.

Personally, I am for Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear project, although the price. BB has many other issues to consider, before doing that. I think that the Jews cannot afford and tolerate the rhetoric and the actions coming from Iran.

August 18th, 2015, 3:44 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Me and my brother against my cousin , me and my cousin against the stranger
Israel and Egypt they fought several times , yet Israel is friend with Egypt , in fact Sisi is Israeli agent
Amir in Tel Aviv you should know that, the thread of the net are not straight,

August 18th, 2015, 4:56 pm

 

Tara said:

Amir,

Yes I did go one day to Aldahya to be physically close to Nasrallah melieu. I was then mesmerized by him and by HA. I used to hear about suicide bomber and not see the human casualty . I matured now. I realize I was totally wrong in how I felt. There was no resistance to start with, just exploitation of that concept. I also realized that there must be ethics and morals for humanity to be respected no matter what the cause is. I no longer view life the way I did . I wish though Israelis and you Amir reach the level of mentality I was forced to ascend to.

August 18th, 2015, 6:12 pm

 

Akbar Palace said:

Tara,

I didn’t know this. Your growth is somewhat remarkable. It is a shame that it takes much suffering to discover your truth. We all hope for peace. This is a given for all good people.

Jews are an odd people. We all know this. We were almost extinct and then we popped out at the worst time in our history. A miracle of sorts. A baby born of a dead mother.

When we say jews are a “light unto the nations”, I think jews are a flashlight that shines light onto any group that interacts with them, good or bad. This is just my thinking and my thinking only.

Majedkhaldoun,

Is Sisi Jewish or Muslim? I have mixed feelings about him. He should strive to get Egypt to democratize. Meanwhile Egypt has lots of economic problems and Sinai has become a little Afghanistan.

Here are s ome thoughts from Joseph Farah, a very christian, arab-american…

http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/08/irans-plan-for-annihilation-of-israel/

August 18th, 2015, 10:15 pm

 
 
 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Everyday is clearer, at the beginning the project for Syria was first to finish Assad rule to get energy contracts between the Gulf and the West. Now, the project is finishing the syrian population (sunna, christian) to let Iran send its gas and oil run freely through Syria to Europe.

The first project was limited to Syria, while the second one and winning one includes Syria and Iraq.

The second option has been agreed between US, Europe, Russia and Iran in the infamous IRAN DEAL.

August 19th, 2015, 12:33 am

 

ALAN said:

The international community will learn the true names of the perpetrators of the tragedy of Iraq, and other US-British military adventures in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Ukraine. Should these “heroes” remain unchallenged, never having to face international condemnation?

August 19th, 2015, 1:07 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Terrorism will flow for the next 50 years through Syria and all surrounding countries fed by millions and millions of syrians. This is the ideal scenario, arabs and persians fighting each other blowing pipelines and targeting civil populations with russian, american and european weapons, giving the bad guy role to Iran and leaving Israel out of guilty. Assad and Hezb Zbelle will remain as the main allies of Israel.

August 19th, 2015, 1:08 am

 

Syrian said:

Amir:
That is what the Syrians have been telling everyone that Iran is biggest danger to everyone, but you guys were looking at the short-term benefit of destroying Syria than the larger pictures of Iran dream of rebuilding its old empire. You yourself have been supporting Assad through your comments over the years.
I don’t have issues with B.B. effort to stop Iran deal but with his methods.
Israel could have stopped Iran earlier by not helping Obama get out of his red line when it hid their proof of Assad’s direct involvement in the chemical attack then it suggested the now infamous deal.
Had Iran lost Syria 2 years ago it would have been a lot easier to deal with now.
Now BB is playing catch up to the event. The deal has a big chance of not having the super majority to over ride a veto, though Israel still has a chance to scuttle the deal if it attacked HA in Syria and caused the fall of the Assad regime.
Because obviously there is a deal under the table to let Iran control Syria.

August 19th, 2015, 2:38 am

 
 

ALAN said:

Israel “Drills” Ground Incursion In Syria; Pretext Fighting Terror Israel Helped Create
http://www.brandonturbeville.com/2015/08/israel-drills-ground-incursion-in-syria_18.html

August 19th, 2015, 4:18 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Israel army is ready to occupy parts of Syria to finish the rebels and give Assad and Hezballah more control over Daraa and south of Damascus.

Do not be afraid ALAN, the deviant Putin and the bastards Assad and Nasrhara will never harm Israel as Israel will never harm them.

August 19th, 2015, 4:39 pm

 
 

majedkhaldoun said:

Akbar Palace
the deal is so rotten that only a president like Obama, would accept such a deal
the deal includes secrets even the congress will not be allowed to know these secrets, according to conditions set by Iran, further they have to ask for permission to do the inspection that will take a month at least , knowing Iran it may take much longer and after Iran agrees to the inspection Iran has 24 day to allow the inspection,yet Kerry agreed to it
Now the rumors that Iran will do its own inspections
That is why Chuck Shumer declined such a deal, and today Senator Menemndez came against it
the only one agrees to such a deal is our friend Hopeful

August 19th, 2015, 10:54 pm

 

Matthew Barber said:

Majedkhaldoun: If someone writes a quality article about it, like this one that Laila did (and hopefully balanced, coherent, and not requiring a week’s worth of editing), I would be happy to publish it.

August 19th, 2015, 11:10 pm

 

majedkhaldoun said:

Even the Guardian can not be trusted to tell the truth
in their article about Douma Massacre committed by Assad Regime lately, the Guardian mentioned that Jaish AlIslam is made of Jabhat Al Nusra and Ahrar AlSham
Jaish Al Islam is headed by Zahran Alloush, Jabhat Al Nusra has nothing to do with Zahran Alloush, who is arresting and fighting Ahrar Al Sham too
It is Jaish Al Fateh that comprises of Jabhat Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham , not Jaish Al Islam

August 19th, 2015, 11:36 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Crude Oil under 40 USD. Do not panic ALAN, it will go down to 30 USD until you all in the regimes of Russia and Iran tahkluu hara al mazbut.

August 20th, 2015, 4:52 am

 

Akbar Palace said:

the only one agrees to such a deal is our friend Hopeful

Our friend Hopeful is wrong, but G-d bless him anyway…

Ooops, I forgot, there are American “peace keepers” in the Sinai. They must have taken a lesson from the UN, because they’re not doing anything. The Sinai is now another official ISIS training center…

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4692721,00.html

August 20th, 2015, 7:12 am

 

Hopeful said:

#27 Akbar Palace

“…but G-d bless him anyway…”

Thank you. Much appreciated.

August 20th, 2015, 9:21 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Russia’s plan for Syria is gradual limitation of Assad executive power, international force to oversee election, along with immediate cease fire, all following Geneve 3, no division of Syria.

August 20th, 2015, 11:12 am

 

Altair said:

#6 AP:
Barrack Obama has never met a terrorist state he wasn’t willing to engage and appease…

I agree if you include Israel. After all, there is no greater terrorist state than Israel, a country created by the terror strategy of the Haganah and the Irgun.

The real appeasement that is objectionable is allowing Israel to possess nuclear weapons. The hypocrisy is that countries like Iraq and Iran have been pursued for their nuclear ambitions for more than 30 years while not a word has come out of US officials’ mouths regarding the Israeli bomb.

Also, in the US there is an obedient pro-Zionist media that hardly even mentions Israel’s nuclear weapons, doesn’t challenge US implicit support of a nuclear Israel, and even more rarely is there a public figure that clamors for Israeli nuclear disarmament.

August 20th, 2015, 12:33 pm

 

Akbar Palace said:

Altair’s Ideas for ME Peace

I agree if you include Israel.

Altair,

Let me remind you that BO ISN’T willing to “engage and appease” the Zionist Terrorists. So it looks as if Obama only has an imperfect record supporting all these “pro-terror” regimes.

Also, in the US there is an obedient pro-Zionist media that hardly even mentions Israel’s nuclear weapons, doesn’t challenge US implicit support of a nuclear Israel, and even more rarely is there a public figure that clamors for Israeli nuclear disarmament.

Yes, I agree. I think the UN and the US should disarm Israel so she can meet the same fate as everyday Syrians. I mean if muslims can treat other muslims as “nicely” as they are now, I’m sure the jews in Israel will be safe when we disarm them.

Israel army is ready to occupy parts of Syria to finish the rebels and give Assad and Hezballah more control over Daraa and south of Damascus.

Sando Loewe,

This article from YNET is discussing the aftermath of missiles falling into Israel by Israel’s “allies”, namely, Assad and Hezbollah. Why do you suppose Israel’s “allies” are firing missiles against their ally Israel?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4692922,00.html

August 20th, 2015, 12:51 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

AKBAR PALACE,

Israel needs stupid minority enemies like Hezb Zbala in lebanon and Assad in Syria.

In Syria it is clear that a dictatorship who has to rule with iron hand against its own population is seen as a bad one in the world and it helps improve the comparative image of Israel.

In Lebanon the terrorist organization of Hezb Zbala (Party of Dirty) is a perfect enemy that create low scale state of war and justifies the power of the army in Israel as well as the sale of weapons. When Rafic Hariri propossed an peace plan for the Middle East with the support of moderate aran countries he was the first to die … in the hands of Hezballah. Israel never made a minimum movement towards this plan.

For a state based on a colonial plan like it is the case of Israel having permanent stupid and small enemies is the perfect situation for justifying the permanent state of war against possible attacks.

August 20th, 2015, 5:07 pm

 

Akbar Palace said:

srael needs stupid minority enemies like Hezb Zbala in lebanon and Assad in Syria.

Sandro Loewe,

Israel needs HA and Syria like they need a hole in their head. What Israel needs are more peace agreements lime the ones they signed with Jordan and Egypt.

Lest we forget, HA inflicted heavy losses on Israel in terms of life and limb as well as economic losses. They are not “allies”. The GOI doesn’t bomb Syria every year or kill the ,Mugniyas(sp) because they are allies.

August 20th, 2015, 5:55 pm

 

habib said:

This comment section is quite a comedy show. The anti-Assad folks and the Israelis have long kissed and made up.

Yet the former still accuse Assad of being secretly allied with Israel, while their Nusra and FSA heroes are openly working with the Zionists.

August 20th, 2015, 6:18 pm

 

Syrian said:

On the eve of the 2nd anniversary of the chemical attack, we will not forget.
http://youtu.be/uT9VSfPUqCc
Share on your twiter account,within this site 160 tweet in 5 languages to remind the world of the chemical massacre.
by clicking on any of them it will dirctly post into your account .
#BreathingChemicals
https://sites.google.com/site/syriachemical/
sites.google.com

August 20th, 2015, 9:12 pm

 

Syrian said:

What goes around comes around. Two pictures of a captured Assadist Alawie officer. The first one posing for the camera with his knife on the neck of a civilian, the second one of him captured 2 days ago pegging his captors.
https://fbcdn-photos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-0/11880671_856694081087967_8373737163161249655_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=08ac1cac76789430ead28717c52a87ee&oe=566CB9AB&__gda__=1446948801_41ef3ac4d8d791abbe38faecb66bd6dc

August 20th, 2015, 11:00 pm

 

Syrian said:

In Letter, Obama Tells Congress U.S. Will Still Press Iran.

“He pledged to increase missile defense funding for Israel, accelerate co-development of missile defense systems, and boost tunnel detection and mapping technologies. He also vowed to increase cooperation with Israel and Persian Gulf allies to counter Iran’s efforts to destabilize Yemen, its support for Hezbollah in Lebanon, and its efforts preserve the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.”
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/21/world/middleeast/in-letter-obama-tells-congress-us-will-still-press-iran.html?_r=1

August 21st, 2015, 1:53 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

AKBAR PALACE

Hezboallah, Iran and Assad created the conditions to expell the palestinians from Lebanon in 1982/1985. I do not believe palestinians had anything good to do in Lebanon but the solution was even worse for Lebanon. Only for this reason Israel will always prefer Iran and Assads to any free government.

Also the Quneitra/Golan Heights is the more stable border in the Middle East for the last 40 years. Is this typical of enemies ? Assad gave the Golan as a gift in 1967 so he could have something to fight for. Instead of fighting to get the 1948 lands he limited his fight to recover a piece of shit land he lost as a minister of defense.

Syria never really fought Israel and Hezb Zbele just bombed rare times and killed a very limited number of israelis. But in Syria Hezb Zbala are really showing where their enemis are: inside Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

August 21st, 2015, 2:14 am

 

Altair said:

#31 AP

So you’re saying the only thing way Israel can defend itself is by nuclear weapons? Its massive advantage in conventional weapons is not enough?

Maybe you’re right. But what a frightening prospect, especially when Israel gets away with using white phosphorus on Gaza civilians (I’m not sure why that is not considered a violation of various chemical weapons bans).

In October 1973 Israel was on the verge of defeat by the forces of Syria and Egypt but both Syria and Egypt lost their initial advantage by slowing their offensives (in Egypt’s case, even halting it). Is it possible they did so because they were threatened by Israel’s nuclear deterrent?

August 21st, 2015, 3:06 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Assad Junior is a war criminal, sooner or later he will get his reward. His sons and wife too. There is no mercy. No turning back. All is written. The Machiavelli finally will find their fate and will be killed by the masses. It’s a question of time. Finally even Obama and his “pax romana” will find a total blow.

August 21st, 2015, 5:08 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

HABIB,

You have got a lot of bussiness in the hotel and travel agent company with your iranian and afgan groups coming for war leisure in Syria.

August 21st, 2015, 6:27 am

 

Akbar Palace said:

Only for this reason Israel will always prefer Iran and Assads to any free government.

Sandro Loewe,

From my perspective a “free government” is always preferable to a theocracy controlled by 1 rag-amuffin or a autocracy that employs a self-elected president-for-life. It’s common sense. Let the “free government” decide on wars and foreign relations instead of one rich A-hole.

From Israel’s perspective, there will not be a “free government”.

I say, prove Israel is wrong.

Syria never really fought Israel…

Recently. Syria fought in the major wars of ’48, ’67 and ’73. Syria also supplies Hezbollah to the teeth with sophisticated weapons.

Anyway, this is the legacy of the “Resistance Pros™, they kill anyone in their way, most of which, are muslims. Israel will fire back at whoever fires on them. It’s not that complicated.

So you’re saying the only thing way Israel can defend itself is by nuclear weapons? Its massive advantage in conventional weapons is not enough?

Israel’s nuclear weapons are a “doomsday” scenario for the unlikely event that conventional weapons aren’t enough and/or some suicidal Resistance Pro™ decides it’s ok to kill everyone in order to “free” (kill) the Palestinians and collect the 72 virgins. If some Resistance Pro™ decides to nuke Israel (and kill lots of arabs in the process), then Israel would retaliate in kind, which may, or may not matter to the Resistance Pro™.

If you noticed, Israel doesn’t threaten to “wipe” any country “off the map”, that’s Resistance Pro™ ideology.

But what a frightening prospect, especially when Israel gets away with using white phosphorus on Gaza civilians (I’m not sure why that is not considered a violation of various chemical weapons bans).

Altair,

I would prefer a robust peace or even a “cold” peace with the Arabs instead of war. This “arab spring” thing is a lesson that Israel may NOT be your worst enemy. Yes, if someone threatens Israel’s security, it will be painful and people will die. I know of no war where people don’t get hurt. But if you want war, war with Israel, because it seems muslim-on-muslim fighting is the bloodiest.

BTW, last night I was watching a nice YouTUbe video of Peter, Paul and Mary singing “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Great song…

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man ?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand ?
Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea ?
Yes, how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free ?
Yes, how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky ?
Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry ?
Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died ?
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

August 21st, 2015, 8:16 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

So, after ISIS was created it has spread throughout Syria, Turkey, Lybia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and so on.

ISIS, which is supposed to be the greatest enemy of shite heresy represented by the power of IRAN goes and spread in all friend arab and islamic countries BUT NOT IN IRAN.

US, Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, UK fight Islamic State BUT ISIS DOES NOT FIGHT ASSAD.

Come on guys what is this fxxxxing fake ISIS. It is the creation of Assad, Iran and Russia and most likely in cooperation with the US, who are playing the dirtiest game if its history with the dirty Obama in front of it.

August 21st, 2015, 10:33 am

 

Hopeful said:

The best deterrent against using nuclear weapons aggressively (and against over-aggression in general) is democracy. A democratic society has a “moral conscience” which limits how far its government can go with aggression. Granted, the line moves further to the right when the society feels “threatened”, as in the case of America’s war against Iraq (the result of the society’s insecurity after 9/11), and as in the case of the latest Israeli war in Gaza.

In dictatorships (Iran, Syria, etc.), the society’s moral conscious is either dead, easily manipulated by the rulers, or easily ignored. Decisions of waging wars and over-aggressions are left to the whim of the enlightened leader, while everyone else claps and cheers!

There is a reason Arabs can sleep at night not too worried about Isreal’s nuclear abilities. They know deep inside that Israel, as a democracy, will not use nuclear weapons in an aggression against them. On the other hand, if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, I bet many Arabs will start loosing sleep.

August 21st, 2015, 10:51 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

So, after ISIS was created it has spread throughout Syria, Turkey, Lybia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and so on.

ISIS, which is supposed to be the greatest enemy of shite heresy represented by the power of IRAN goes and spread in all friend arab and islamic countries BUT NOT IN IRAN.

August 21st, 2015, 11:34 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

ISIS is the creation of the CIA, KGB, ASSAD and IRAN secret services and NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD DARES TO DENOUNCE IT.

August 21st, 2015, 12:14 pm

 

majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
You started to write sensibly, I encourage you to keep doing that
Iran had election , it is in a way a democratic election , but it is not as democratic as Turkey or US , it is similar to Russian election
the religious influence in their election is strong, religion is opium to people, it can sway massive number of people to vote against their interest, because the fear of God and social influence , I talked in the past about the power of Mosques, that extend way pass the Mosques, Mosque and Church have riveting influence on people, that is why democracy and religion do not coexist
I am not saying that democracy is perfect system , it is by no means a true democracy , you heard me saying democracy is the dictatorship of majority, however democracy allows for discussion , dictatorship prohibits discussion, in Islam God says their matter is SHOORAH among them, Shourah means discussion, they think, they ponder , they exchange their opinions, and then they decide, that means they calculate pros and cons, no other religion encourage that. and Islam is against Tyranny of rulers, the problem in Islam are the Sheikhs who interpret Islam different from what Quraan says, most Sheikhs are Sultan Sheikhs they glorify and support Tyrants, that is why a man like IBN Taymieh stood against Tyranny, and that is why he is loved by some, however he made edicts that are not correct, and I am against all edicts, as I believe in Zaheri doctrine, Edicts are only issued by God, and the prophet, people must not issue EDICTS they can express their opinion , but it is not binding to anyone.

August 21st, 2015, 12:49 pm

 

Akbar Palace said:

There is a reason Arabs can sleep at night not too worried about Isreal’s nuclear abilities. They know deep inside that Israel, as a democracy, will not use nuclear weapons in an aggression against them. On the other hand, if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, I bet many Arabs will start loosing sleep.

Hopeful,

I agree with your words above, and I’m glad YOU stated this, not me.

August 21st, 2015, 1:28 pm

 

Hopeful said:

#48 Akbar Palace

I have always been consistent in my writings. You can go back and check. I am against Iran acquiring nuclear weapon. That is why I am supporting the deal. In my view, under current circumstances, it is the best way to achieve that goal. I know you disagree, but you are wrong.

#47 Majedkhaldoun

I am for the separation of church and state (or mosque and state). In my opinion, Isamlic countries can only achieve democracy if they separate religion (including the Quran and Sura) from their constitutions and law. There is no inconsisteny – the majority of modern constitutions and laws adhere to the spirit and main rules of Islam. We do not need the sheikhs and imams anymore to keep interpreting, reinterpreting and misinterpreting the Quran and Hadith. We do not need the constant “he said she said” that has been going on for centuries. Writing a modern-age constitution is not rocket science – most countries around the world have done it. We do not need to rely on the interpretation of a 1500 years old book to come up with one, unless you want to continue to stick to some old-fashion rules which make no sense anymore (such as the right of a man to marry four wives – a ridiculous right in today’s world)

August 21st, 2015, 3:28 pm

 

ALAN said:

48. AKBAR PALACE said:
/There is a reason Arabs can sleep at night not too worried about Isreal’s nuclear abilities. They know deep inside that Israel, as a democracy, will not use nuclear weapons in an aggression against them. On the other hand, if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, I bet many Arabs will start loosing sleep./

https://youtu.be/-umZbgLwjMg

AKBAR: eye for eye! Syrian hands able to deter!

August 21st, 2015, 5:53 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
I don’t like for the man to marry four wives either , but also I do not like for a man to cheat on his wife with several women secretly, I hope you are against today fad for a man has the right to cheat on his wife secretly as it is common nowadays just because it is accepted by our current society, this is common in our society , and I hope you do not deny it, nor I like to see the man goes to work and another man waiting outside , then he enter their house and have relations with the first man wife, you may accept such society ,because it is current things going on in our society, but I do not
Nor I like gay marriage, as your president Obama has supported, may be that is why you call him the most effective president, I am against gay marriage, nor I like for for a woman to go out partying with another man while her husband is sick at home, or the reverse
You see , Hopeful, current day social practice is not better than 1400 year practice, and the old things are not necessary bad things just because it is old, respecting parents is good practice , I see several kids left their parents and never has contact with them, the point is just because ethics are old that does not mean it is bad

August 21st, 2015, 8:48 pm

 

Ghufran said:

Isis can always rely on young Muslims who want to joint the party when Isis takes out new territory;
محافظة حمص – المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان:: علم المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان أن مئات الشبان من مدينتي تدمر والقريتين بايعوا تنظيم “الدولة الإسلامية” خلال الأسابيع والأشهر الفائتة، وذلك عقب تمكن التنظيم من بسط سيطرته على مدينة تدمر في الـ 20 من شهر أيار/مايو من العام الحالي، وعلى مدينة القريتين في الـ 6 من شهر آب/أغسطس الجاري

August 21st, 2015, 9:06 pm

 

Ghufran said:

The criticism many direct at the Assad regime for being too cozy with Iran is legitimate but it ignores a critical factor:
Arabs since 1973 have failed to support their friends and defend their interests.
Before you blame the Syrian regime for its Iran policy look around and tell if any Arab government can be trusted.

August 21st, 2015, 9:17 pm

 

Hopeful said:

51 MajedKhaldoun

“The old things are not necessary bad things just because they are old….”

I do not disagree. I am not advocating abandoning old things just because they are old, but because they do not work anymore in modern contexts. Let me give you an example. Everyone today in modern societies agree that slavery and human trafficking in bad and should be banned – by the law. ISIS rejects this thesis and are relying on interpretation of the scripture, hadith and early islamic laws to justify the practice. What needs to be done is to build a society based on laws that ban slavery, regardless of what “exactly” was written by whom and said by whom 1400 years ago. Similarly, in this modern society, based on modern laws and a modern constitution, men would be equal to women, and therefore cannot marry four wives if women cannot marry four men. No one would argue that because the law applies to all and the law is not based on religion. It is based on what is needed today to build a modern society. If you want to build a constitution based on “sharia”, then you open the door to endless debates and endless interpretations, and will not be able to fight and change dogmas that are implanted in people’s heads for centuries.

And yes, modern societies are light years ahead of the societies of the old ages. Social science, like medicine, farming, etc., has evolved and we know more today about how to build healthier societies than we did 1400 years ago. We know that societies where men are equal to women are more productive, more advanced, and raise better generations. We know that there are no such things as witches. We know that leadership cannot be genetically inherited. We know that being gay is not a choice, but a natural phenomenon. It is better to write laws based on what we know, not based on how someone interpreted the Quran centuries ago, or based on whose side was right about what the prophet has said or not said.

August 21st, 2015, 9:43 pm

 

Hopeful said:

#52 Ghufran

This is precisely why the argument that “one cannot eliminate ISIS so long as the current regime is in power” holds water. As long as the alternative is living under the dictatorship, many people will join ISIS. Many people in Iraq joined Alqaeda in the mid 2000’s because the alternative was living under the American occupation. When the Americans made a deal with the sunni tribes and promised to leave Iraq, yound people stopped joining Alqaeda and fought it instead. Under a transitional government, if people believe that the process will end with the regime gone, similar dynamics can take shape.

August 21st, 2015, 9:59 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
Health is not a religious issue
As for gay issue I strongly disagree with you or anyone else who says it is natural thing , I don’t see how inserting a clean organ in a full of Ch.. Rectum is natural
As for equality between men and women I discussed that in the past in detail, in inheritance women in Islam sometimes take half what men take , sometimes equal and sometimes double what men get.
I need to remind you in some countries the first son have the right of inheritance the rest of family do not have that right.
As for witness it is in very specific circumstances , other wise in Islam men are equal to women , in pay , in rights , in requirements , in punishment
Misinterpretation in the past was due to the interpreters were non Arabic , or weak in Arabic language, now a day we can read Quraan and we do not need biased sheikh
The main criticism of Islam ,it did not regulate divorce settlement
In Islam , according to Quraan the wife has the right of inheritance in addition to one year of expenses and whatever the man leaves her in his will, the problem is misinterpretation.

August 21st, 2015, 10:08 pm

 

Hopeful said:

#56 Majedkhaldoun

You are proving my point. Everyone says the others are misinterpreting the Quran.

Most enlightened people in countries where inheritance law is based on shariaa end up dividing their wealth among their children before death – clearly as a “work-around”. Or they give their properties to their wives during their life time – again working around the “system”. You know it and I know it. Many wives end up in quarrels with their husbands’ families after their deaths due to inheritance issues. I am sure you witnessed that. I say worry more about creating a modern-time inheritance law, and worry less about what the “correct” interpretation of the Quran is. Let the Imams worry about and explain how this modern inheritance law is consistent with the Quran (they have been doing that fine with regards to abolishing slavery for example). Christian countries (and Israel) managed to separate religion from their laws – it is time for muslim countries to do the same.

August 22nd, 2015, 4:34 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

ISIS is supposed to be the great enemy of IRAN and USA but only attacks in Lybia, Yemen, Egypt, Saudia and Tunis.

IRAN and USA have a reported common enemy in ISIS and a great peace deal for a brilliant future.

ISIS stopped and abducted the revolution giving life to Assad.

ISIS does not fight Assad but fights the rebels.

ISIS does not fight US but fights the rebels.

ISIS does not infiltrate in IRAN.

ISIS does not infiltrate in DAMASCUS.

US does not bomb the pipeline that founds ISIS and does not bomb the 2 only ways that can be used to export ISIS oil by land.

If you explain this facts to a child or to any intelligent being from another galaxy they will tell you US, ASSAD, ISIS and IRAN are all in the same side.

August 22nd, 2015, 5:24 am

 
 

Ghufran said:

Nusra (Alqaeda) and / or Isis are now at every battle field in Syria. They receive support from many locals and continue to be boosted by khaliji money and Qatari media (aljazeera). KSA official opposition to Isis is due to competition not disagreement with doctrine, most Saudis sympathize or support the two terrorist groups and so do some people on this forum. The argument that you will either do what we want or we will support Isis and Nusra is a reflection of how violent and immoral many Muslims and Islamist movements are today.

August 22nd, 2015, 9:57 am

 

ALAN said:

Obama is actually Al-Qaeda leader and the strength of it empowerment

Obama, by his orders, has fully aligned the US with the hardcore Salafist-backers in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, to oust Assad and, ultimately, give ISIS [Islamic State] a beachhead on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean,” said Jeff Steinberg, senior editor of the Executive Intelligence Review.

The second group of fighters is currently undergoing training in Turkey by instructors from the US British military. Deployment may come in a matter of weeks, and while the precise coordinates will depend on “the latest battlefield dynamics,” according to the diplomatic source.

While Turkey has refused to comment on the program, US agencies have only reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to the plan.
http://www.mintpressnews.com/us-plans-to-deploy-pentagon-trained-syrian-rebels-provide-air-cover/208850/

August 22nd, 2015, 4:36 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

ALAN,

Who is this stupid communist turned pro-iranian sectarian dictatorship ?

LOOOOOL he has sold to the best noveau rich of the Middle East, PRESS TV, IRAN !!!

Maybe if his son were hanging from the highest crane in Tehran he would close his mouth and swallow his shitx.

August 22nd, 2015, 5:49 pm

 

Syrian said:

Hopefull,
Muslims are free to do what ever they want with their properties while they are alive, so they are not “working-around” the shri’aa law, alot of people who divide their properties while they are alive they do that to go around the inheritance tax laws as my grand father did, by the way lots of people who do that also feel sorry they did it as my grand father felt because of all the bickering and disrespect they get afterward.

August 22nd, 2015, 10:34 pm

 

Hopeful said:

#63 Syrian

I do not know about your grandfather, but I know many cases where parents divided their wealth during lifetime, because they cannot write a will and do not agree with the “default” distribution. And as in the case of your grandfather, they all suffered from the bickering and disrespect. I Simply fail to see how a “will” executed after your death is any different from a “will” executed before you die. I also fail to see why my brother should deserve a higher percentage than my wife. I do not know of anyone who prefers to leave his wealth to his brother over his wife and daughters (other than the people who say: “well God wants me to do it so I must oblige”)

August 23rd, 2015, 1:20 am

 

Tara said:

http://www.souriyati.com/mob/2015/08/23/18147.html

Alawi mom with a son that is killed for Batta needs to kiss the feet of Tartus governer to hear her out!

شي بيزعل

شعب ذليل

ولك ماحل العلوية يقشعوا ان بشار وجماعته مابيستاهل هالتضحيات كلها

ولا لسه الكره عامي قلبهم

August 23rd, 2015, 9:55 am

 

Syrian said:

Hopeful,
I don’t know what sect of Islam you and your family belong to, but in Sunni Islam a brother get zero when one have a daughter and a wife,
Like I said most who divide their properties they do that out for tax reasons. And if some don’t like the ways the inheritance is divided after death they can do it while they are alive, it’s not Islam fault that the heirs can not get along and human greed take over. Which will happen in these types of family with of without wills and no matter how the inhratnce is divided.
I was merely correcting your assumptions that people ” go around” the rules, but I made the mistake of forgetting Tara’s golden rule of not inserting personal stories which you seemed to pick on to prove your point from a side issue I mentioned,
Finally a society like ours that puts a great value on its inheritance from the previous generation instead of making it on their own will not be successful no matter which laws they fellow be secular or religious.

August 23rd, 2015, 11:46 am

 

Ghufran said:

The dirty laundry of Turkey based opposition is all over the net after Suhair Attasi was accused of embezzling $ 20 million, she is return exposed the theft and waste that plagued the khaliji funded opposition body, SNC, since 2012.
Turkey’s hotels made millions if dollars to host those people and their guests.
Syria may be heading from one group of thieves to another!!

August 23rd, 2015, 5:23 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
Your informations are totally wrong, you need to read again and without prejudice

My point is Obama and his party supported gay marriage, if you support gay marriage , that is your opinion, I said it is not natural too

August 23rd, 2015, 8:01 pm

 

Altair said:

If Daesh’s real agenda, its hidden agenda, is discrediting Islam or making the Syrian regime look like it’s not so bad after all, it is doing a good job.

Destroying the 2000-year old Temple of Baal Shamim, after beheading an 82-year old retired archaeologist, detaining and possibly raping an aid worker who was there to help Syrians, enslaving countless women and children, etc…wow, does the depravity never end?

Do these guys respect anything?

And more importantly, who is supporting this malevolence? Answering that question will go a long way to understanding how and why Syria is being destroyed and who is behind this destruction.

August 23rd, 2015, 11:32 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Oil reaching 39 USD, Iran near to the economic crushing point.

But do not panic beacuse the Ayatollah has a direct contact with God and will receive instructions …. how to develop new terrorism in the region and worldwide.

August 24th, 2015, 3:15 am

 

Alan said:

فايننشال تايمز: 75% من نفط اسرائيل يأتي من العراق مقابل دعم للأكراد في حربها ضد داعش

August 24th, 2015, 5:49 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

71. ALAN,

According to your theories created to hide that Assad is behind ISIS, Israel was supossed to be funding ISIS. But now you say Israel funds the kurds. Do you know why Israel funds the kurds ? Because they trust in them, they have historical links and common enemies (ISIS, BAATH DICTATORSHIPS, IRAN).

August 24th, 2015, 7:18 am

 

Hopeful said:

#66 Syrian

By asking what sect I am from, you are already proving my point, which is one cannot base a law today on “sharia” because every sect and every group had different interpretation and everyone claims theirs is the right one. It is best to come up with a law that works in today’s world, and then let the various sects, imams, sheikhs, etc., figure out how the law does not contradict religion.

And please, you and Majedkhaldoun, correct me if I am wrong. If I die and leave behind a wife and a brother. No children and no parents. Doesn’t the brother get more than the wife in your sect’s interpretation of the Quran. And if this is the case, do you agree with that?

And if my wife dies and leaves me as a husband and a sister, and no kids and parents. Who gets more? Me or her sister?

In today’s world, in most countries, women have the same rights as men. Muslim countries eradicated slavery and they can also get rid of laws that treat women as second class citizens. If you cannot accept that, then it is hypocracy to criticize ISIS for what they did to the Yazidi women. They are doing the dame thing you are doing: following someone’s interpretation of Islamic laws.

August 24th, 2015, 1:08 pm

 

annie said:

14. JUERGEN

The conclusion of the man …
Yes, it was better before if you did not feel your chains

August 24th, 2015, 1:31 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

ALAN,

I am very sorry for your dictatorships, it looks crude oil is below 38 $.

Maybe Ayatollah was not well advice by God or Putin did not receive right instructions from Stalin. Or maybe Iran, Syria and Russian rulers are not the Gods they thought to be.

August 24th, 2015, 1:39 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

The game is over for some of the most corrupt OIL SUCKERS of the world: Iran, Venezuela and, God willing, Russia too. When the oil rose to 120 USD, all of them started their campaings of funding terrorist, populism, clientelism and terror among oppositors. Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Saudis will be affected too but in a less degree…

Now with oil below 38 USD best thing Putin could do is committing suicide or going to a sauna with his village people style colleagues …

August 24th, 2015, 4:42 pm

 

Darryl said:

73. HOPEFUL said:

Hopeful, I am starting a campaign so that we in the west will force people like, Syrian, Tara, MajedKhaldoun and all islamist who like the islamic way of life that they must live under full sharia. I would welcome your help if you are interested.

August 24th, 2015, 8:37 pm

 

Akbar Palace said:

Darryl,

Why would a conservative or orthodox muslim necessarily want sharia law here in the US or elsewhere in the West? They are FREE to live as they want. Why would these people want to impose their will on others who are different?

August 24th, 2015, 10:43 pm

 

Syrian said:

Hopeful,
Like I said before I was merely correcting your misinterpretation of the inheritance law and I did it twice.
Now instead if you admitting your mistakes and moving on you are trying to put words in my mouth and turn the whole thing on me by accusing me of things I never said or advocated,
I had no interest in your discussion with Majed to begin with.
Your ego got the best of you and I will leave it at that.

August 24th, 2015, 11:09 pm

 

Syrian said:

Darryl,
Life must be very boring down under and nothing much to do.
I know in my heart that because Tara , Majed and I living US of A and you are stuck living with the Kangaroos is eating you alive and that is enough satisfaction for me every time I see you crawling in here with another bigoted comments of yours.
Good luck with your campaign covering the the whole western word. hehehehe
Why don’t you start with Australia and go from there. Hehehe

August 24th, 2015, 11:28 pm

 

Darryl said:

AP,

They do not like to live under it but they are quick to promote it and to defend it as you see here. furthermore, the righteous kingdom of Saudia Arabia (Tara’s description) could then start becoming appealing, hopefully! so that we do not have this massive influx of escapees from the ME to the west. I cannot understand why these people are swamping the shores of Europe.

August 24th, 2015, 11:55 pm

 

Hopeful said:

#79 Syrian

I shouldn’t have replied to two people in a single comment. My apologies. It was not clear whom I was addressing in which statement within my comment. I appreciate your reaction.

My question was genuine though. It is my understanding that a brother gets more than a wife if there were no children, correct?

August 25th, 2015, 1:00 am

 

ALAN said:

‘Unacceptable’: Lavrov blasts Biden idea on splitting Iraq into parts
http://www.rt.com/news/313274-lavrov-splitting-iraq-biden/

August 25th, 2015, 1:19 am

 

Jasmine said:

“So I fixed the 9-year-old child’s hair, and she was sent to the leader’s room. Soon after she was in there, I heard the loudest scream a nine-year-old can make.”

Long long time ago some one called the prophet Mohammad has done the same thing when he married a 9 years old girl,but no one could report her scream at that time.

August 25th, 2015, 2:26 am

 

Hopeful said:

#84 Jasmine

Not that long ago (about 400 years), the church ordered the live-burning of some of 9-year old girls because it was believed that they were “witches”

In more modern times, Catholic priests raped 9-year old boys!!!

I am not sure what the intent of your comment was other than to attack and insult people of faith. I think we all agree that practices of old ages do not belong in this century, but there is no point in offending and insulting. My 2 cents.

August 25th, 2015, 2:40 am

 

Jasmine said:

#85 Hopeful
My point is there is no room for religion in this century,let alone a religion which promotes this type of behaviour.
How hard is it to follow just simple rule built on respect to human life?
Why do we need any religion at all?
Why haven’t they learned from the past,why repeating the same atrocities,again and again in this century?
Religion is a crowd control tool and we have to get red of all it’s type.

August 25th, 2015, 3:38 am

 

SimoHurtta said:

75,76. SANDRO LOEWE said:

Sandro der Löwe do you know when the oil price was last time at the same level as it is now. Well it was in 2009. Did Sandro Russia, Venezuela and Iran go bankrupt in 2009? Spare us from your aggressive, naive and uneducated predictions, both economical and military. It is clear to all that low oil price hurts every oil producer. Even Norwegians are now “whining” and Saudi finances begin in serious troubles (not for “religious” princes, but for the nation). What this low price level causes on longer term is that no new oil drilling capacity is built and to most expensive oil drilling sites are stopped for a while. Iran has to most cheapest oil wells so Iran has as much “problems” as Saudis have. In Russia the investments to present oil production are made so keeping up the production is not so expensive.

Sandro Finland’s raw oil import from Russia fell considerably in april and may 2015. Do you know why? Because of sanctions? No, because our main oil refinery has been under planed major repairs and upgrades. Every oil refinery is trimmed to certain mix of oil sorts and changing this complex chemical process to new different sources is expensive. The Finnish refinery is specialized in the Russian oil sorts and is located little over 100 kilometres from Russia’s main oil export harbor (which is actually on the area which was part of Finland before 1940). Maybe Sandro you should read a book or two before you continue amusing us with your absurd right-wing propaganda.

August 25th, 2015, 3:38 am

 

SimoHurtta said:

86. JASMINE said:

Why haven’t they learned from the past,why repeating the same atrocities,again and again in this century?

Are you Jasmine really claiming that hundreds of millions Muslim men are raping 9 year old girls in this century and today? Well with that level of thinking all Jewish men are serial rapists because their former president in Israel had to leave his job because of these multiple rapes. Well actually this president was not an Israeli Jew he was from Iran, because Musa Qasab (Moshe Katsav) was born in Iran. So all bad comes from Iran…

Child marriages were not rare >500 years ago in many cultures with different religions. Especially leaders (and their sons) of tribes and nations had to marry daughters of their allies. It was done to create alliances and join wealth and properties, not for sex. So it was in the west and east, north and south. For Hindus, Jews, Christians and Muslims. Margaret Beaufort was married at the age of 7 to John de la Pole age 7 in 1450. Anne de Mowbray, 8th Countess of Norfolk (age 6) was married to Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York (age 4) in 1477. Hmmmm marriage does not mean instant sex after the ceremony or does it Jasmine?

August 25th, 2015, 4:14 am

 

Jasmine said:

SIMOHURTA @88

I wouldn’t care any less if he was an Iranian,Jewish or Hindu:Abuse is abuse and has no other meaning.
Do you want an argument or discussion?
Why haven’t they learned from the atrocities of different religions?
And I am not accusing millions,if you want to amplify the problem in the wrong way,it is up to you and I will not discuss it.
Child marriages were not rare in the past but they were wrong,it was a form of abuse.

August 25th, 2015, 6:01 am

 

Syrian said:

jasmine,
Any thoughts about your God himself impregnated an 11 years old Virgin Mary and did that action promoted the high teenage pregnancy in your religion?

August 25th, 2015, 6:18 am

 

Tara said:

Bigot Darryl

” the righteous kingdom of Saudia Arabia (Tara’s description) ”

Liar! And a bigot too . I think that goes hand in hand . Doesn’t it?

Prove that I said so except as a mockery of what Visitor used to tell us

On another note, you wanted to be in the US but ended up an Aussie ? And it eats your heart out that we are here?! Hahaha …. Let me tell you one more piece of info ! Not only we are in American but we are beyond successful too. Now go take an Aspirin

August 25th, 2015, 6:50 am

 

Jasmine said:

Syrian @90
You are so hurt and start to mix up religion with your personal interpretation to it.
I do not believe in god.
Just relax.

August 25th, 2015, 8:14 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

SYRIAN,

I think we should not mix religion feelings here. But if you want I tell you what I think. Mohammad did not exist for me as a prophet but I respect you as a muslim. Even more I do not really care a penny about Mohammad or Budha, they do not exist for me. If someone is coming to kill me in the name of any God I will kill him. But if you do not talk to me about your prophet and respect your religion because it is YOUR religion.

Mohammad, called prophet by muslims, was educated in religion by christian and jewish monks in the caves around Mekka. There he learnt about religion through monks who could translate books written in aramean, jewish and greek, languages he could not understand even. Mohammad could not read or write even in arabic.

Virgin Mary incredible stories, the psyhedelich trips of Musa, the paranoias of Abraham, the psicological problems of Jesus or the war crimes and heresies committed by Mohammad are something should not dirty our spiritual feelings. These are stupid stories that should be only for children.

August 25th, 2015, 12:57 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
I like to answer you, if a woman dies and she has no children, no parent and no other family other than a sister , her husband inherits half,
If a man dies and he has a brother and has no children no parent, but he has one brother and leaves a wife , the wife takes one quarter in addition to the will and her expenses for a year, , the brother will always be a brother ,a blood relative , the wife can Mary another man at any time, and will be no more the first man wife, ,the question in these rare instances, who is more related to you your brother ,or the woman who may marry another man ?
What you are calling for is for a wife to inherit all her husband money ,how much in your opinion his brother in this circumstances should inherit?
If a man wants his wife to inherit more he can give her as much as he wants through a will, even he can give her all his money
If a man dies and he has no kids his father inherits one sixth, his mother inherits one third, the wife takes one quarter in addition to the will and one year of expenses

As for Darryl , he is a prejudice person and he twisted Islam teaching and ,he proved that on many comments ,I found him unable to rationally discuss, which I encourage him to do

August 25th, 2015, 5:05 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

No Muslem should force other Non Muslims to follow Shariaa, not in Islamic countries , and not I other countriesلا اكراه في الدين

August 25th, 2015, 5:41 pm

 

Tara said:

Let me take it a step further and be blunt. This sites always wolf- cried the decreasing population of Christian communities from the ME. I say the opposite: if those who are displacing themselves out are as bigoted as Darryl is then good riddance! Please leave! . You enjoyed and at times stole the wealth of the county ( such as those Christians who are blundering ie stealing the aid money from the European countries) while harboring and concealing unprecedented hate and love for revegene. Leave!!!!

I do not wish the same for Alawis although they actually committed the crimes for Batta . UNLIKE CHRISTIANS, they suffered in the past and their fear was exploited by Assad. Bt hey committed crimes out of fear more than out of hatred. I think they have the capability of enriching the fabric of Syria unlike Daryl and his ilk .

This was an honest opinion Darryl is not fearful. He is just a bigot

August 25th, 2015, 6:36 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Russia invited three Arabic leader for consult, Sisi the Israeli agent, King Abdullah son of English woman and Mohammad bin Zayed, all three of them are not influential in the Syrian Revolution , they can not do anything, why are they invited to talk about the Syrian crisis ?
Russia in the past invited Haytham Mannaa, he too has no influence on the Rebels

At what price US convinced Turkey to be involved in Syria?, , who is going to rule the area ISIS is going to relinquish?

August 25th, 2015, 9:18 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Ahrar alSham are no longer part of Qaida, this is a step for Nusra to sever relations with AlQaida, ,
Jaish Al Fateh defeated Assad army in Ghab,
Assad and Alawi supporters are terrorists they are bombing Douma, they killed274 civilian this week, how many more?

August 25th, 2015, 10:43 pm

 

Syrian said:

Jasmine.
It’s not my personal interpretation, use google to see how old she was.
Now you telling us you don’t believe in God,funny how you only attack Islam And not any other religion.
Finally I’m very relaxed I was out all day in the Atlantic Ocean whale watching and it was great.

August 26th, 2015, 12:14 am

 

Syrian said:

Hopful.
You don’t have to apologize, it is my fualt also for getting in the middle of your debate with Majed, it tried to follow it but lost interest after the way Majed was talking gays.
Also sorry I could not find and an answer to your question becuse I’m on vacation now and only have my phone for search .

August 26th, 2015, 12:24 am

 

Syrian said:

Hopful.
It seems we can not edit the comments any more
I meant to say . “I tried to follow it but lost interest after the way Majed was talking about gays “

August 26th, 2015, 12:30 am

 

Hopeful said:

#94 Majedkhadoun

“If a man wants his wife to inherit more he can give her as much as he wants through a will, even he can give her all his money”

If a will is allowed, then everything else is secondary/manageable. But my understanding is that wills are not allowed in most interpretations of sharia law. Am I wrong?

Under any law, so long as a person is able to decide, after his and her death, how his wealth would be distributed among his survivorship, then any “default” distribution would be acceptable in a society in my opinion.

And btw, thank you for engaging positively.

On the other topic, decent people could discuss and disagree on the right of gays to be legally married – I think it is a healthy debate/discussion. But “being gay” is a natural phenomenon proven today by science. One does not “choose” to be gay – a person’s sexual tendencies are determined by his/her hormones. Asking a gay man to “suppress” his sexual feelings towards men is like asking you to stop liking women. And given that we know more today about “being gay”, we should have modern laws that treat gays differently than they were treated centuries ago – at the very least complete equality if not complete marriage rights if a society is still not too comfortable with that yet.

August 26th, 2015, 12:34 am

 

Syrian said:

Sandro Loewe.
My comment was only directed at Jasmine I told her ” your God did so and so” so don’t feel offended,and if you did I’m sorry to you and any other true Christian who felt offended
I have learned that one need to talk at the same level of the other person and that was the level Jasmine would understand.

August 26th, 2015, 12:42 am

 

Hopeful said:

#95 Majedkhaldoun

“No Muslem should force other Non Muslims to follow Shariaa, not in Islamic countries , and not I other countries”

That is nice, but what about the other Muslims? For example, I was born Muslim in Syria. In future Syria, will I be subject to a law, written under Sharia, which forces me to accept rules, which in my opinion, do not match modern times? Would I be forced to stop drinking alcohol or face lashes, to give my brother inheritence money, to accept the fact that my daughter’s husband can legally marry another wife, and to hide the fact that my son is gay so he can avoid being stoned to death? And if I decide I do not want to be muslim anymore, I would be marched to my death?

I suspect that you would want to answer “no” to all of the above. In that case, why do we still say the word “sharia”? Why not just build a modern law that unambiguously sets norms that are in line with modern times?

August 26th, 2015, 12:56 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
Here we go again , misunderstand Islam completely, you say the will is not always applicable, that is not true, all the rules of inheritance in Islam ,all the versus about inheritance say a clear sentence , AFTER THE WILL IS APPLIED, wills are always in Islam come first, the rules of Islam are void if there is a will, the man or woman who leave wealth are the only one who determine how his or her wealth are to be distributed after their death, it is not the government who decides that, the greatness about inheritance rules in Islam is the provision of the will, which is always allowed ,must be respected before the rules set forward by inheritance , however if a man or a woman did not write a will then you as Moslems only have accepted what Quraan says
In fact inUSA the rules of the will was taken recently , centuries ago there was no rule of wills
So if you do not want your brother to inherit your money simply write a will

As for your other comment
You are wrong again, would you be kind enough to show me where in Quraan it says if you drink alcohol you must be punished by lashes, or would you tell me where in Quraan it is written that you change your religion then you will be killed? Quraan says NO COERSION IN RELIGIONS
Again gay is not natural , that statement is an opinion it is not scientific, there is no scientific evidence that truly explains Gay based on pure science , it is only an opinion, ,if you love another man you are free to do so but have rectal sex is not natural, it is the reason to have AIDES and that disease is not natural
I have discussed these things before in this forum, and there is no need to repeat them, go back and read my writing

August 26th, 2015, 6:24 am

 

Hopeful said:

#105 Majedkhaldoun

Many Islam “scholars” would undoubtedly say that you are the one who knows nothing about Islam.

قال الله تعالى : ( لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِمَّا تَرَكَ الْوَالِدَانِ وَالأَقْرَبُونَ وَلِلنِّسَاءِ نَصِيبٌ مِمَّا تَرَكَ الْوَالِدَانِ وَالأَقْرَبُونَ مِمَّا قَلَّ مِنْهُ أَوْ كَثُرَ نَصِيبًا مَفْرُوضًا(7) النساء

Many would interpret this verse to mean that a Muslim cannot, in a will, dictate inheritance that is not according to God’s words. That will would be NULL.

Do you disagree with the following ruling: http://islamqa.info/en/1511?

If you agree with it, then you are contradicting yourself in #105.
If you disagree with the ruling above, then you are proving the point I was trying to make all along: Sharia’s law’s interpretation varies between Imams, Sheikhs, Sects, Scholars, etc. Because of that, it is better to separate state law from religion.

I agree with you that I “do not know much” about Islamic law. Not because I do not want to learn, but because, as the example above shows, there are always various interpretations and not a single “truth”.

August 26th, 2015, 7:36 am

 

Ghufran said:

After 1400 years of Islam there are still muslims who want to kill other
muslims because they are not “True” muslims, there is also an intense
debate about what is islamic and what is not. Most terrorists today are
Muslims and most islamic countries are ruled by dictators, also, social
and economic ills put Muslim countries at the buttom in terms of women
rights, freedom and prosperity.
Despite all of that, there are still idiots out there who chant that
” Islam is the solution” when it is obvious that islamic tradition as
practiced today is at the core of what is wrong with Muslims.
If it sounds like a duck and flies like a duck, then it has to be a duck.
Admit the truth, it will liberate you, you can not be free and still cage
yourself in the prison of religion.

August 26th, 2015, 9:33 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

Hopeful
I don,t understand your logic, all scholars know that a will is allowed in Islam, the will is first, God said very clearly, after every rule, من بعد وصية يوصي بها، after the will is executed, this is clear that the will is allowed in Islam ,what you mention does not contradict the provision for will, you will see many Sheikhs who contradict Islamic law, I follow Quraan , and Quraan is the supreme power in Islam, not sheikhs fatwa, many sheikhs fatwa are following interpretations by non Arab Sheikhs whose mother language is not Arabic, we are Arabs we understand Quraan , we should follow Quraan
Do you have problem with what Quraan says? You see I follow Zaheri Mazhab, I never consider the Sheikhs above God or equal to God, Fatwa is only allowed by God and the prophet if he refers to God
Sharia law is God law , not Sheikhs law, read Quraan in Arabic, you must have good control of Arabic language, Quraan gave us alternative, through writing a will, and made the will first, wills have priority, the people who leave a wealth has the right to say where their money should be distributed after their death , not the government as you suggest
Any scholar who contradicts God words is not Islamic scholar
People are encouraged to write a will, most people do not write a will, believing it is not Islamic , yet Quraan clearly allows it , and it is Islamic, sheikhs never talk about the will in Mosques, they are not doing their jobs correctly
There is no contradictions between what I say and what is written in Quraan, and again I am against what you say, people not government decide how their money is distributed after their death, I understand you are democrat ,has no respect to personal freedom, and you like the government to interfere in people decisions , I believe in people and their rights and less government In our life is better system, the government should work for the people not the other way around

August 26th, 2015, 9:55 am

 

Hopeful said:

#108 Majedkhaldoun

“I don’t understand your logic”

I agree. You do not. I am realizing that.

“You like the government to intefer in people’s decisions….”

Where did that come from? When did I ever mention “government” in my comments or said anything about government intervention in people’s decision?

I am only advocating separating church and state, OR religion and law. To avoid everyone’s claim that they can interpret the Quran better than others can, or that my Imam knows better about what “God meant” than your Imam…..

Anyway, I see now that I am getting nowhere, so case closed for me.

August 26th, 2015, 10:36 am

 

Hopeful said:

#107 Ghufran

I believe there are two reasons why many muslim counties are ruled by dictators: 1) because someone needs to tell everyone else what the “correct” interpretation of the words of God is, and everyone else must oblige in the state without questioning (as in the case of Saudi Arabia and Iran), OR 2) because someone must force the Islamists to stay out of the government (as is the case of Egypt, Syria, etc.)

I am still hopeful that many Arab Muslim countries will find a way to accommodate Islam, as well as other religions, within modern democratic constitutions. The catholic world provides great examples. In all catholic countries, divorce is legal, although no catholic church today accepts it. You have the right to get divorced by the state, but your church will probably fire you. If muslim countries come up with similar mechanisms, perhaps we have hope. I can live in future Syria and make sure my daughter’s marriage contract prohibits her husband from getting a second wife, and Majedkhaldoun can allow his daughter’s husband to get a second wife if he chooses to as long as he can satisfy his interpretation of God’s words. I will pass no judgement on his beliefs and he will pass no judgement on my Islam. It is possible. I am hopeful.

August 26th, 2015, 11:39 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

103 SYRIAN

No need to apologize, Its my fault, I entered a conversation was not mine. Let us avoid religion and we will probably avoid the syrian regime and secular dictatorships trick.

August 26th, 2015, 4:41 pm

 

ghufran said:

Rebels could not do the job so they had to outsource the “revolution” to islamist terrorists and foreign jihadists but rebels supporters want you to ignore this fact, they prefer to talk about the support the regime receives from Iran and Hizbullah.
Rebels also failed to win public support in critical heavily populated areas because people did not hate the regime enough to allow thugs with beards to rule their lives. Again rebel supporters do not want you to talk about why 4 years of war was not enough to topple the regime, they would rather change the subject to how the rebels have not stopped killing Syrian soldiers despite Assad’s bombs.
If there was a revolution, that revolution ended when foreign jihadists were allowed in and welcomed by rebels and when rebels randomly shelled civilian areas, kidnapped women and children and killed unarmed Syrians whom they called “kuffar” and “collaborators” !!

August 27th, 2015, 11:11 pm

 

majedkhaldoun said:

It is the most ridiculous statement we read here is calling the army Syrian Army , while this army is killing Syrians , and its name is more accurately should be called Assad army , it is an army not to defend Syria , it is an Alawi Assad Army to kill Syrians and to defend Assad chair , and not have any patriotism
This Alawi Assad Army we Syrians paid for training and arming , this Army supporting our enemy interest, Israel and US are very happy to see this army of traitors , busy killing Syrians

August 27th, 2015, 11:41 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Assad II “The Butcher” will prevail. Let us have the idea clear and accept that criminals rule the world. The World Order needs him to fuxxx the people of the world. US, Russia, China, UN, EU, Germany, even France and UK, all of them have decided (and I believe they even decided it from the begining) that Assad will prevail in Syria.

They will keep on organizing terrorist, false flag attacks and so on will friendly criminals like Assad, Saddam, Gaddafi, Khomeini, Chavez and so on. These dirty militar dictators are the bad side of the World Order, but they are a necessary side of it.

August 28th, 2015, 3:07 pm

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

The crisis in Lebanon most likely will change the constitution where the president will be elected directly by the people, that will give the president more power, the current system is not working

August 29th, 2015, 9:29 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

115 MAJEDKHALDOUN

The direct election of the president will give the chance to shia people who are not less than 35 % in Lebanon to decide who the christian main representant in the insititutions will be.

If only Aoun christian followers and all Hezballah-Amal followers vote for Aoun then you will have a potential militar dictatorship in Lebanon that will work side by side with Assad Regime and Iran.

If the president is elected by the members of Parliament who are always 50 % Christian / 50 % Muslim (Sunna, Shia, Druze, Alawi) then you have the guarantee of a neutral christian personality representing all.

Do not be fooled.

August 29th, 2015, 10:52 am

 

Majedkhaldoun said:

The president in Lebanon will always be Christian, if the majority choose Aoun , let it be, we must accept democracy, if he behave dictator , people will remove him , if we are against the president that was elected by the people, we will wait till next election and try to elect different person , that is democracy, we must accept democracy
Even if Assad was elected in true democratic process I must accept him,

August 29th, 2015, 1:19 pm

 

majedkhaldoun said:

Give Iran the nuclear deal but do not give Iran the money
The congress must block Iran money

August 29th, 2015, 3:19 pm

 

majedkhaldoun said:

Iran helped Assad kill Syrians , providing him with weapons ,to commit crimes in Syria, we need lawyers to hold the money Iran is asking for and use them to compensate Syrians who suffered as a result of Iran behavior

August 29th, 2015, 3:31 pm

 

ALAN said:

Erdogan launched a full-scale war against the Kurds in the territory of their own State and contends that the Kurdish forces are no different from militants ISIS, and therefore they must be fought like terrorists.

Nevertheless, over the past few years, namely the Kurds were the most combat-capable force, which repeatedly gave Islamists fight back. If Turkey was really under attack by militants ISIS, the Turkish authorities have primarily appealed to the Kurds for help, but instead fighting in Turkey are not opposed to the Islamists and against the local Kurdish militias. Erdogan is the first time in a decade could not get a majority in parliament because of the successful performance of the Kurdish forces in the recent elections. In addition, both in Iraq and in Syria, the Kurds became fully military force capable of controlling its territory.

However, instead of supporting the Kurds in Turkey, continue to suffer from the strength of the Turkish arms, which, incidentally, can not positively influence the decision not to separate from Turkey in the case of attempts to create a Kurdish state. The Kurdish people are tired of the unjust persecution and attacks, having to move a lot of suffering since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

August 30th, 2015, 2:17 am

 

ghufran said:

Syrian refugees are suffocating in food trucks and drowning in the sea while rich Arab countries are refusing to take hardly any refugees but they can still find the time and the money to fund terrorism and fuel a sectarian fight against Iran yet if you see al-Arabiya and Aljazeera news channels you might think that those Bedouins have done a lot to take refugees while the truth is that the GCC countries lied about their financial pledges (met less than 30% of what was promised), allied themselves with Nusra and Islamist terrorists and rejected all pleas to open their doors to some Syrian refugees.

August 30th, 2015, 9:26 am

 

ALAN said:

121. GHUFRAN
بعد ان استثمر حكام الخليج كل هذه المبالغ من المال في الدم العربي و السوري و تجييش كل الدول الغربية و اسرائيل و المؤسسات الدولية و اللعب بالممنوع من برمجة قتل الأطفال و استخدام الكيماوي لخلق سبب لتغيير نظام غير مرغوب به في ليبيا و اليمن و سورية، بعد هذا كله تريد/ي ان نذهب نلتجىء اليهم ؟؟؟؟؟؟
السوريون أصدقاء للذاكرة و الأبعاد الثلاثة و حسن التمييز.

August 30th, 2015, 9:57 am

 
 

Syrian said:

Turkey has took in 2 millions refugees, spent 6 billions dollars from its own budget making Turkey the number one donor in the world followed by the US with 4.5 billions in the last 4 years according to the Washington post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/as-tragedies-shock-europe-a-bigger-refugee-crisis-looms-in-the-middle-east/2015/08/29/3858b284-9c15-11e4-86a3-1b56f64925f6_story.html
Jorden and Lebanon took a million each
On the other side Iran took zero refugees and paid zero dollar to them while paying the Assad regime over 6 billions in arms and military support not including sending thousands of hardened mercenaries foot soldiers from HA, Iraq and Afghanistan
Now if everyone stopped supporting everyone in Syria the Assad regime won’t last a month, that is why the Majoosi Iran and not the “Bedouins”who are the much bigger terrorist in Syria.

August 30th, 2015, 11:40 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Before and after the 2003 War on Iraq the rummors of plans were spred talking about:

1- Creation of a Kurdsish Nation
2- Creation of a Sunna Nation
3- Creation of a Chia Nation
4- Destruction of the historical memory (museums and monuments) of Syria and Iraq that helps justify the nation division.

After the war in Syria and the agreement of US and IRAN, point 1 and 4 going on 100%. The Sunna Nation maybe lost to the beneffit of a Chia Nation led by Iran.

Today the Temple of Bel in Palmyra has been destroyed. This is the end of tourism in Syria. Maybe these lands will be given to a bedouin sunna state but I am sure most of Syria will be given as a reward to Assad who sold Syria to Iran while worked for US and Israel with total loyalty.

August 31st, 2015, 1:37 am

 

Ghufran said:

Little is being said about how Isis and Nusra got to where they are now, the subject is politically flammable and many people are not willing to take the heat. The truth is that for Isis and Nusra to become the monsters they are today a significant support from locals and neighboring countries is required.
Sectarian tension, oppression by Arab regimes and foreign intervention made it easier for terrorists to dominate rebel forces in Syria, Libya and Iraq but the main factor is the inherit violent trait in Islamic cultures today which put vengeance and revenge over compromise and forgiveness.
Islamism today is an exclusionary ideology that finds excuse for human right violations, if you want a remedy you need to attack the problem not the symptoms, oppressive ideologues are not free and can not be trusted to allow people to be free.
أمه فاشله من آلالف للياء

August 31st, 2015, 10:02 am

 

Uzair8 said:

Aura @AuraSalix – 31 Aug
Deputy FM Faisal Mekdad and North Korean ambassador open new park named after Kim Il-Sung in Kafarsuseh in Damascus {pic}

https://mobile.twitter.com/AuraSalix/status/638325504374931456?p=p

August 31st, 2015, 10:45 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

127 UZAIR8

It makes me happy to know about the new park promoted by Kim-Il Sung. It lets me be completely sure that the Assad Regime will politically refom itself for letting Obama be happy. In the same way the whole world knows that the Ayatollas garbage seekers of God will reform the political and security divine services of Iran.

August 31st, 2015, 2:08 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

At this point of the war everybody living inside Syria, Lebanon or Iraq knows very well what is all about.

US and IRAN have developed the full plan. Destroy Saddam regime, handle it over to Iran, destroy museums and heritage in Syria and Iraq, attack kurds to limit the borders of future Kurdistan, destroy the syrian revolution by creating the image that IRAN/US joint’s frankesintain is the sunna arabs image, put all arabs sunna, christian, yazidis or whatever they are on the run to Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan,…. Create all the conditions for a weak regime in Syria and Iraq controlled by US, RUSSIA and IRAN.

US and IRAN are now the masters of the Middle East. ISRAEL was the most powerful now will share with Iran.

August 31st, 2015, 3:54 pm

 

ALAN said:

42 Al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist commanders, including 3 Israeli and Jordanian officers, were killed in the Syrian warplanes’ air raids in Dara’a.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/israeli-commanders-killed-within-al-nusra-ranks-inside-syria/5472791

August 31st, 2015, 4:57 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

ALAN, you perfectly know that Israel is just dancing with US, IRAN and RUSSIA. Israel task is to widen the Golan Occupied Heights and making sure it is empty when they need to occupy more lands. Iran will get the rest of Syria. US like Russia will invest and sell weapons. If you think we are fool and you can cheat us then maybe you are the fool or this is your professional aim.

This is an international game and most regional actors are getting agree. But now all fight for a little more stake in the final peace agreement. So now, before the peace, it is time to get more acres of land under anyone’s militias.

August 31st, 2015, 5:05 pm

 

Tara said:

http://news.yahoo.com/video-israeli-soldier-arresting-boy-becomes-latest-war-203742017.html

God damn all those who hurt children be it Israeli soldiers, settlers, ISIS or Alawis.

August 31st, 2015, 7:41 pm

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

IRAN is the new “ORGANIZER” of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. We cannot say CONQUEST, according to the new american-iranian dictionary Iran is ORGANIZING and ADMINISTRATING the middle east for JOINT INTEREST of the WEST and IRAN/RUSSIA.

Let it be clear Iran is here to stay. Most syrians will not return to their homes, not only because of a dictatorship that will remain harder and harder with Iran giving support but because they will find no homes to live in and no government who help them rebuild.

September 1st, 2015, 1:17 am

 

Hopeful said:

#132 Tara

I watched the whole video and here is my honest opinion:

1. Yes the soldier was rough on the boy, but not anymore than some police officers mishandle and mistreat people (especially blacks) in the US today, as we have all seen in videos. This is not to say I condon it – on the contrary, I condemn it very strongly. But I believe the cause is improper training, machoism, and systematic mistreatment of Palestinians – not necessarily outright hatred and disregard for human lives, as in the case of ISIS and the Assad regime.

2. The soldier was more scared than anything else. He kept calling his friends for help. Others kept attacking him and he kept pushing them away. He was trying to arrest the boy – and was focused on that mission. At the end he was just trying to get away. He failed in arresting the child, but managed to save himself. Although he was carrying a machine gun, at no point he used it to even scare the people around him away. Let’s be honest with ourselves for once: What would any Arab soldier do in this situation? (I will give you a hint: Sameer Kuntar – a Hizbullah soldier, murdered an Israeli child in cold blood, and the Arab World celebrates him as a hero to this day)

3. Comparing Isralies soldiers to Assad gangs and ISIS is wrong at best and hypocritical at worst. I remember the days of Abu Ghraib prisoner absue when people compared US actions to Saddam’s torture chambers. Seriously? In the US, a defense minister was forced out of office because US media uncovered and reported on the misbehavior of prisoner guards who were forcing prisoners to strip naked in front of dogs. Saddam used to reward and promote officers who supervise the cold-blooded murder of prisoners. Assad soldiers beat their prisoners to death. ISIS fighters cook their prisoners. Is that a fair comparison to the action of this Israeli soldier? Come on!

September 1st, 2015, 2:06 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Criminal supporters of Assad,

IRAN is the new “ORGANIZER” of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. We cannot say CONQUEST, according to the new american-iranian dictionary Iran is ORGANIZING and ADMINISTRATING the middle east for JOINT INTEREST of the WEST and IRAN/RUSSIA.

Let it be clear Iran is here to stay. Most syrians will not return to their homes, not only because of a dictatorship that will remain harder and harder with Iran giving support but because they will find no homes to live in and no government who help them rebuild.

September 1st, 2015, 2:35 am

 

SANDRO LOEWE said:

Criminal supporters of Assad,

You have sold the country to Iran, you have lost your nation. Assad’s Syria is now Ayatollah’s Syria. Even the criminal supporters of Assad will hate their own lives and homes once they are under control of US, IRAN and ISRAEL.

September 1st, 2015, 4:25 am

 

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