Tag: IRAQ

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Reflections on the invasion and occupation of Iraq

Zimarina Sarwar takes a drive down memory lane, in revisiting the bloody invasion and occupation of Iraq, after 20 years was marked yesterday.

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The Siege of Baghdad

These days, we think of "sacking" to mean being out of a job. Historically, the term also referred to looting, plundering, or pillaging.

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US vs Iran: The Need for Balance

Emotions are running high as tensions between Iran and the US escalate. In these circumstances, let us return to reason and composure

Unscripted #1 | Empathy in Conflict, with Dr Uthman Lateef

In the first of this new series of i21c Unscripted podcasts, where Dr Salman Butt talks to various authors about their fields of expertise, we join Dr Uthman Lateef in his home library.

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Turkey Ranked Second in the World for Most Humanitarian Aid

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 reveals that, as well as being the provider of the second largest amount of humanitarian assistance, Turkey provides the most humanitarian assistance as percentage of gross national income...

Is “Radicalisation” Real? | Islam21c Big Discussion

The Muslim community has been diagnosed with the problem of “radicalisation” by those outside of it, with David Cameron calling it “the greatest struggle of our generation.” But is it real?

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Joint Statement: Muslim Leaders Condemn US Airstrikes

The below is a non-partisan open statement signed by Muslim Imams, scholars and activists from various schools of thought and organisations in predominantly English-speaking countries to condemn the killing of hundreds of innocent men, women and children in Iraq due to US coalition-led airstrikes in March. The statement is as follows: March

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US-led coalition bomb school in Syria – 33 dead

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that the US-led coalition carried out yet another bombing of a civilian instillation on Monday night. At least 33 people were killed in a school which was bombed, reportedly sheltering displaced people near the ISIS-held city of Raqqa. Also read: London

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17 suspicious facts about Daesh

Under US-led aerial bombardment, Iraqi Government forces and pro-Iranian militia known as the 'National Mobilisation Front' continue their assault on Sunni neighbourhoods. Although disturbed and aggravated, many Muslims around the world are struggling to understand exactly what is happening. On the one hand we recognise the atrociousness of these crimes,