Monthly Archives: April 2016

My First Encounter with the Forever War

My first and most personal encounter with the Forever War ¬†(No not the Iraqi wars) was in December 1967. I had recently arrived in Beirut to attend classes at the American University of Beirut as part of the Foreign Area … Continue reading

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What Brings So Many Western Recruits to the ISIS?

An Iraqi friend of mine had a conversation with me about the appeal of the ISIS to Muslim youth living in the West. The all too often heard argument is that some form of hopelessness possesses Western Muslim communities. ¬†Prejudice, … Continue reading

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