Virtually Islamic Blog

Professor Gary R. Bunt

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

AFP/Rudaw, Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts
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True Origins of ISIS

Hassan Hassan, The Atlantic, The True Origins of ISIS: A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person, 30 Nov 2018
Important article from Hassan Hassan.

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Raed Fares

Middle East Eye, Prominent Syrian opposition activist Raed Fares shot dead in Idlib
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“Of Fathers and Sons” film

Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, “Of Fathers and Sons” — a Startling Film Goes Inside a Generational Apocalypse in Syria

What appears to be a depressing but essential piece of cinema (I have only viewed the trailer so far).

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Salafism in America

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Research on Syria/Jihadism



Hassan Hassan, CTC, Two Houses Divided: How Conflict in Syria Shaped the Future of Jihadism, October 2018, Volume 11, Issue 9
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