It happened during the operation to free the last great enclave that was in the hands of the terrorists, according to a major investigation on-the-ground and with satellite images that lasted almost two years. Amnesty International calls on the US, UK and France to evaluate their mistakes in the Syrian city of Raqqa so that they do not commit them again.
Islamophobia is the new normal, also among politicians of any ideology, co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report, Enes Bayrakli, says. He warns this -which he considers “anti-Muslim racism” threatens the very foundations of democracy in Europe, with possible new terror attacks but also from within the institutions.
The attacks on two mosques in Christchurch (New Zealand) on March 15 left 49 dead and more than 40 people injured. In recent years there have been several attacks on mosques in the West, but these temples are also a usual target of terrorist groups like ISIS in Muslim-majority countries.
She seems fragile at first. A small young woman in a thin body who exhales modesty. In fact, while she is trending topic on Twitter worldwide, she keeps her more than 100,000 followers without a reaction to the biggest prize one could ever win on human rights fighting.
Italy is under scrutiny for allegedly forcing migrants and asylum seekers to return from international waters to lawless territory. A European source recognizes to Salam Plan that such actions are illegal but the European Commission denies that it is happening.
Its ‘news’ agency Amaq, considered the main mouthpiece of the terrorist organization, is among those knocked down offline by an international counter-terrorism operation.
Two years ago, terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and left 352 injured victimes in the name of ISIS/Daesh. Among those who passed away, there were people celebrating a birthday party, couples, parents with baby children… IN MEMORIAM:
Dan Hett has received so many press requests for an interview that he has already warned on his website and his Twitter account with a “polite no” that he is not available for journalists at the moment. Lately, he has got quite famous in the UK and he himself highlighted -somehow astonished- having reached 10,000 followers just recently.
They left home to join the self-declared ‘Islamic State’ in Syria or Iraq. They are originally from 33 other countries; 15 of them European. The UK is the European state with more returnees, while France is the one with more foreign fighters who join ISIS on the ground, according to a new study.
The loss of its last stronghold hinders the terrorist narrative of being a calling itself an “Islamic State”, but for some time now its territorial control had been already reducing and altering its strategy. Now the question in Raqqa is who will rebuild the city in the midst of the complex Syrian war.