The ‘Burkini’ ban in (so far) 15 French cities has recently made headlines again as footage of four armed male policemen forcing a Muslim woman to undress publicly in a beach in Nice surfaced online. The footage has sparked outraged online as anyone following the #BurkiniBan hashtag on Twitter can realize. There are enough articles online on […]

“The Left has, for all intents and purposes, lost the moral right to talk about Syria. It has, at best, taken the cowardly stance of ‘essentialist anti-imperialism’, defined solely in relation to their own governments rather than on the basis of a universal opposition to all forms of imperialism.”

I feel it my responsibility, as a resident of the Maameltein area for more than 18 years, to shed even further light on the recent sex trafficking ring bust that allowed the freeing of more than 75 Syrian women who were held against their will. The residents of Maameltein, and more generally Jounieh, the Lebanese […]