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Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
Norton, Ben
Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
Parry, Robert
The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
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The Deciders: The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's
Hay, John
In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are una...
The Enemy That Barely Exists
c\Cockburn, Patrick
Al-Qa’ida has proved so elusive and difficult to eliminate mainly because it has never existed in the form that governments and intelligence agencies pretend.
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al-Qaeda
Khalek, Rania
Khalek criticizes Western media for their failure to report on attacks in Syria because to do so would highlight how the West has been responsible for prolonging Al-Qaeda's bloodshed.
Justifying What You Know Can't Be True
Badger, Emily
Researchers looking at al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein explore why it is that people often steadfastly believe something even when they've been shown it ain't so.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Wag The Dog -- How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media: Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.
Ritter, Scott
Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama, back in September 2013, about the fallacy of an American military strike against...

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Egypt: Security authorities confiscate book about corruption
Sources News Release
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reports that the Egyptian security authorities have confiscated a book entitled "A Flood of Corruption and the Advance of bin Laden in Algeria" ...
Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
Hirsch, Afua
Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie