أرشيف الكاتب: Zaina Erhaim

Me… the Despicable Civilian

Me… the Despicable Civilian

I do not have big causes I believe in and I do not intend to waste my life for the sake of anything. I do not think of the future or have strategic goals to fight for, to make this world more just and less unfair. As I am only a despicable civilian. I live to eat, drink and practice ...

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ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

ISIL in Syria: From Isolated Group of Fighters to A Caliphate

None of those who started the Syrian uprising in 2011 would have thought that after five years their home will be taken over by many militias and groups including Iranians, Hizbullah, Al Qaeda and a so called “caliphate”. The first two are among 53 foreign shi’ite militias invited to Syria by Bashar Al Assad, unlike ISIL and Al Qaeda that ...

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Syria Rebellious Women الثائرات

Syria Rebellious Women الثائرات

  Ghalia Rahal, Khaled’s mother, is one of the women documented in the Syria Rebellious Women series. She lost Khaled, after filming this, but still running all the Mazaya centers in Edlib suburb. غالية رحال٫ أم خالد٫ واحدة من النساء اللواتي تتناول سلسلة “الثائرات” حكايتها٫ خسرت غالية ابنها خالد الذي يظهر في مقدمة الفلم بعد عملية اغتياله العام الماضي٫ لكنها ...

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My friends in Aleppo would rather die than face capture by Assad’s militias

My friends in Aleppo would rather die than face capture by Assad’s militias

Bustan al-Qasr is falling into the hands of the regime and its militias.” As I read these words, a multitude of images and thoughts pass through my mind. What has happened to those familiar faces living in that neighbourhood in Aleppo, with whom I shared a smile but also fear? I can only imagine the horror they are feeling, trapped ...

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أنا.. المدني الحقير

أنا.. المدني الحقير

لا أملك قضايا كبيرة أؤمن بها ولا أنوي التفريط بحياتي فداء لأي شيئ٫ لا أفكر بمستقبل ولا أهداف استراتيجية عندي أناضل في سبيلها ليصبح العالم أكثر عدالة أو أقل ظلماً. فأنا مجرد مدني حقير.. أعيش لآكل وأشرب وأمارس عاداتنا السرّية والعلنّية التي ورثتها عن أبي ومن قبله جدّي٫ سأبحث عن عذراء جميلة مطيعة أتزوجها وأنجب منها ولداً كلّ عام ليدوم نسلي ...

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