OPINION: The U.S. and a Crumbling Levant

THE LEVANT – By Emile Nakhleh – As the international media is mesmerised by the Islamic State’s advance on Kobani or ‘Ayn al-Arab on the Syrian-Turkish border, Arab states and the United States would need to look beyond Kobani’s fate and the Islamic State’s territorial successes and defeats.   The crumbling Levant poses a greater danger …

The ugly tentacles of terrorism

THE LEVANT – By Gwynne Dyer – A group of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by terrorists. That’s what Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has proclaimed himself “the …