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Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades Last month, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the …

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Mnar Muhawesh: Nearly 8 Million Muslim Casualties In US-Led War On Terror

The biggest misconception about the war on terror is that it started in 2003 with the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. But the truth is, that war was just an extension and continuation of US led military operations in those nations from the early 80s and 90s, bringing the actual death toll of Muslims to as high as 8 …

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Egypt deploys scholars to teach moderate Islam, but skepticism abounds

In his battle against militant Islam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is relying not just on bomber planes and soldiers but on white-turbaned clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old center for Islamic learning. He wants clerics to counter radicalism in the classroom. In a televised speech in January at an Al-Azhar conference center in Cairo, Sisi called for “a religious revolution” …

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He may have quit as ‘peace envoy’, but Blair and his legacy remain

At last, Tony Blair has ended months of speculation and quit as Middle East Peace Envoy. His role as the representative of the “Quartet” (the UN, EU, US and Russia) had lost whatever credibility it may have had in the first place, which wasn’t a lot. Yvonne Ridley Even American politicians who’ve cashed in shamelessly on the War on Terror …

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Why is the media ignoring Israel’s alliance with al-Qaeda?

Since January, I have been ploughing a lonely furrow in this column by covering what is certainly one of the most under-reported stories in the world right now: Israeli involvement in the war in Syria. Almost unnoticed by the mainstream media, Israel’s occupation forces in the Golan Heights have been in alliance with the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s official franchise in …

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UN: Record 50 million people now displaced

Refugee agency highlights human cost of war, with new figures that show highest number of displaced since WWII. Syria’s civil war alone has forced nine million people to flee their homes [AP] The United Nations refugee agency has said that at the end of last year more than 50 million people had been forced from their homes worldwide, the highest figure of …

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