On the Image of the Syrian Revolution Abroad


This is a great article about how media dealt with the Syrian revolution, the stands of the leftists in the West from it, and Syrians’ false trust on humanitarian reasoning for support.

The article ends with a great sentence: “Today the Syrian Revolution stands before critical political junctures, and it needs a sympathetic international public opinion so it can move forward politically beyond a settlement which the world would like to impose on us. This requires immediate action now!”

المترجمون السوريون الأحرار | Free Syrian Translators

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Yassin Swehat

19 July 2013

Nick Griffin might be the most controversial politician in Britain, and one of the most in all of Europe. This lawyer—who is in his fifties—is the leader of the British National Party and the proud godfather of its extreme right-wing ideology. Wherever Nick goes—to the European Parliament, any British national occasion, the BBC, or Cambridge University (where he studied)—he is faced with a protest against his presence or an attempt to avoid meeting him. His extreme racist beliefs, which are quite violent towards immigrants, especially those who are not “white Caucasians,” his aggressive verbal attacks against Islam and Muslims, his statements in denial of the Holocaust as well as his nostalgia to the apartheid era in South Africa and his aggressive remarks against Nelson Mandela; all make him an embracing, unwelcomed guest on any stage that seeks to maintain the minimal standards of political decency…

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