civilian areas in Homs and Damascus car-bombed and shelled Tuesday

UPDATE: “The armed terrorist groups launched mortars on Badr Eddin al-Hasani Institute for Religious Sciences on Tuesday 29th of April, claiming the lives of 14 students and injuring 86 others… they also launched a number of mortar shells on a temporary shelter center in a school in Adra al-Balad, killing 3 children, one citizen and… Read More civilian areas in Homs and Damascus car-bombed and shelled Tuesday

Syria’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Ahmad Hassoun, implores for peace at the funeral of his son, Sarya, killed by “rebels”

I had the honour of meeting, in a group context, the Grand Mufti of Syria, a man of compassion, knowledge, forgiveness, whose own son was murdered in the context of the war being waged on Syria in the name of “revolution”…and the Mufti immediately forgave those who killed his son. I cannot imagine his sorrow.… Read More Syria’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Ahmad Hassoun, implores for peace at the funeral of his son, Sarya, killed by “rebels”

love, life, loss

It’s 9 pm and an engagement party raging in hotel has just started. It’s the usual insanely-loud and energetic music I know from Gaza, Palestine. The small crowd in the courtyard below clap, hoot and cheer for the couple. The singer is blasting a patriotic, speaking of Syria and the president…”ya Reis, ya baladi…” (my… Read More love, life, loss

more insights into Bab Touma mortar attacks

UPDATE: One of many videos uploaded to youtube and social media depicts Ansar al Ummah “rebels” firing mortars, claiming responsibility for the mortars that were intended for the Parliament building. It’s mortars like these which are hitting all over Damascus, hitting areas where masses of civilians are sitting, walking, living. Sunday and Monday saw a… Read More more insights into Bab Touma mortar attacks