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Al Jazeera: The information war over Palmyra

Source: YouTube In May 2015, when the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was captured by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, which is also known as ISIS) the western media foreshadowed worst-case scenarios for the people of the city and the Roman ruins situated there. But when President Bashar al-Assad’s forces backed by Russian warplanes liberated the city late last month, western news outlets gave the story short shrift – despite the blow taken by ISIL and what it means for the Syrian civil war. In stark contrast was the coverage beaming out of Russia. Domestic media there as well as international outlets in Russia – like RT and Sputnik – gave...

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Malcolm X promoting Black Muslim policies during civil rights demonstration on street..  (Photo by Bob Henriques//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Civil rights era Muslim Americans compare then to now

By: Source: For some, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to remember their own struggles during the Civil Rights Movement. Two African American Muslims look back at their fight for equality in the 60s, and to present-day...

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The cost of war: Homs 2010 and 2016

Homs 2010 Homs 2016 Source: YouTube, YouTube These videos of Homs, Syria in 2010 vs. the tragic reality in 2016 give a sobering insight into the cost of war. It gives pause for reflection on when and for what reason such a price is...

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