Western media rarely gets an insight into how Islamist battalions work and think especially within the rebel operation room, Jaysh al-Fath, the Army of Conquest. This is a coalition of… Continue reading "Aleppo under Siege: Interview with Suqour al-Sham- an Islamist Rebel Perspective"
The nature of the Syrian conflict, now in its fifth year, has become overtly sectarian and ideological. Undoubtedly the foreign fighters who continue to trickle in are coloured by this.… Continue reading "The Virtues of Sham: The Place of Syria in Muslim Sacral Imagination"
How an ISIS organised attack looks like There is a myth that the Islamic State claims every terror attack in the West as its own. But even its claims of… Continue reading "Islamic State Attacks in Europe: A Rough Guide to ISIS Lone Wolves"