DAESH vs ISIS and the ignorance of the West

I really don’t understand the debate about the preference of using the acronyms DAESH over ISIS when they both mean the same thing: Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (Syria). ISIS gives no more legitimacy then DAESH does to this barbaric group which flies the colors of a terrorist state in the making. For God’s… Continue reading DAESH vs ISIS and the ignorance of the West

Lebanese Migration (1880–Present): “Push” and “Pull” Factors

Lebanese Migration (1880–Present): “Push” and “Pull” Factors (published in Viewpoints Special Edition, Migration and the Mashreq, The Middle East Institute – Washington DC, April 2010, pp. 13 – 17.) Middle East Institute, Washington DC The earliest traces of modern Syro-Lebanese[1] migration date to the 1850s with Anthonius Al-Bishalani, who migrated to the United States. However, scholars consider the… Continue reading Lebanese Migration (1880–Present): “Push” and “Pull” Factors