Aleppo, Damascus roar into the revolution

by John Mak June 2, 2012

F

or fourteen months, the two largest cities in Syria have been relatively revolution free. No more! The big merchants of Damascus and Aleppo have been on strike for 4 days straight in protest and objection to the Houla massacre. Further, they have had massive, rip-roaring protests. From a historic perspective, as the merchants go, so does Syria. Assad is finished, it's just a matter of when and how. Start planning victory parties!

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Aleppo | Damascus

Glad Tidings for Shaam

by Kurd June 1, 2011

To Muslims, Syria is more than just a random Middle Eastern country. The word in Arabic for the Syria region is "sham". Take a look at some Muslim religious texts on Syria.

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Dallas | Internet | Obama | Syria | Twitter

Syrian Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day: Join Us

by Kurd May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 29 · 11:00am - 7:00pm
Where: In front of the White House, and all over the world
Invite Others and Join Us on this Day Sunday, May 29, 2011

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128021533940715

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Chicago | Dallas | Detroit | New York | Obama | Rally

Family Pleads For Help to Rescue 11 Year Old Daughter Trapped in Daraa Syria

by Kurd May 16, 2011

DEARBORN (WWJ) - A Southeast Michigan family from Syria is appealing for the U.S. to help evacuate their daughter who is trapped in the war-torn country.

American-born, 11-year-old Sara Alouh has not been heard from since the beginning of democratic protests and clashes with government troops.

The girl’s father, Ahamad Alouh of Flint, said Sara is with her grandparents in Syria, where their home in Dara’a was destroyed by tanks.

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Dallas | Dara | Detroit | Syria

Continued Torture in Syria

by Muna May 15, 2011

Many people may not understand why all these videos are coming out showing Syrians being beaten by the military, shabeeha, security forces or mukhabarat.  Yes, there are that many armed units. Some are civilian spies, while others are just trained thugs. Watch the videos:

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Robert Fisk on Syria

by Muna April 23, 2011

We all know that Mr. Fisk is a long time expert on Middle Eastern politics.  Here's what he has to say about Syria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSpeHVFPd8g

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Damascus | Syria | Video

Inside Damascus on Great Friday

by John Mak April 22, 2011

An account from inside Damascus was sent us. The names, locations, and identifying information have been altered. This is a first person, eye-witness account from a person who was protesting during Great Friday:

I woke up in the morning on Friday, per my usual routine. Took a bath, read some Quran, took a nap and waited for Friday prayer.

Me and a group of my friends headed over to our local Mosque. Inside the Mosque, something was different. It was electric and buzzing. You could feel the tension. People were on pins and needles. Everyone was waiting to see what the Imam (religious leader) would say during his sermon.

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Damascus | Syria | Video

Damascus Sealed Off for Friday

by John Mak April 21, 2011

Our sources inside Syria have confirmed that, in anticipation of Friday protests, the Syrian security forces and army have sealed off all major roads leading into and out of Damascus. No one will be getting in, no one will be getting out. The regime is scared that people from neighboring cities will try to enter and rally with the pro-freedom crowds.

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Damascus | Syria

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