President Bashar Al-Assad’s interview with EL PAIS Newspaper


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El Classico – Real Madrid v Barcelona


Arab Liberalism, Culture & Art


I praise Christianity in our Arab community for their loyalty to social liberalism.

Islam is a socially liberal and collectively egalitarian philosophy.

This Wahhabi Saudi twist is dogma and is likened to Limbaugh’s Christianity.

Let us show the world the truth and enlightenment of intellectual islam; and how it is incompatible with extremism and political control.

Was it not Prophet Muhammad who sought to weed out the dogma and supremacy of his contemporary religious groups?

Peace Be Upon Him.

Our duty as liberal and open-minded Muslims is to purify the image of Islam by advertising our egalitarianism, freedom and artistic inspiration.

May Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq be free of the political dogma of fanatical Islam and western expansionism.

Long live the legacy of liberalism (not neoliberalism) and the Christian traditions of the Middle East. Islam and Christianity have birthed the most beautiful gifts in the Middle East and it will be these two cultures which protect it.

RIP to Saba7.

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On US and Arab ‘Coalition’ Attack ISIS in Syria


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It is either imperialism carving its route, or correctional measures to counter Bush’s imperialism. If Saudi & Qatar are among the sponsors of ISIS, how does this make sense? Israel is quietly involved, as usual. Some would argue Assad is more convenient for Israel, Saudi and other Arab governments – others would argue otherwise, that Assad is the anti-imperialist, anti-destabilizing force. A third perspective is that all the alternatives are culpable in tyranny, marginalizing the moderate voices of the Middle East, voices that would echo the common human qualities of freedom, dignity and fulfillment. Alliances are forged and broken within minutes in politics – what is constant is motive; which is the security of ‘arbitrary’ power. Who stands on the side of justice, and not just on vague, pretentiously ambitious political concepts?