An Eyewitness to the Syrian Rebellion: Father Frans in His Own Words

Posted by John Rosenthal

Much more on Father Frans van der Lugt’s view of the Syrian rebellion — and of coverage thereof in the media — including extensive translated quotes from three articles that Father Frans published in Dutch and an interview in French. My new contribution to The BRICS Post here.

Father Frans on the Syrian Rebellion: The “Protestors” Shot First

Posted by John Rosenthal

Much has been written over the last week about Father Frans van der Lugt, the Dutch priest who was murdered last Monday in Homs, Syria. But in all that has been written about Father Frans and all the praise that has, undoubtedly justifiably, been heaped upon him as a man of peace, it is remarkable [...]

European Jihadists Flock to ISIS in Syria

Posted by John Rosenthal

Recent reports in the European press and evidence from social media implicate European jihadists fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in atrocities committed in the vicinity of Aleppo, in northern Syria. The reports, moreover, suggest that European jihadists in Syria are more numerous than official statistics indicate. For the details, see [...]