Muslim Brotherhood Mob Boss Qaradawi Dies

Declan Hayes The only tragedy about the death at 96 years of age of Youssef al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s deadliest terrorist grouping, is that the Muslim Brotherhood did not die along with him. The only tragedy about the death at 96 years of age of Youssef al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of…

‘Regime Change’ in Hamas and a Return to Syria

The Cradle’s Palestine Correspondent The removal of Khaled Meshaal from power was necessary for normalization with Damascus to occur In mid-September, Palestinian resistance movement Hamas issued a statement indicating that it had restored relations with Syria after ten years of estrangement, effectively ending its self-imposed exile from Damascus. After the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in March 2011, at…

Hamas Announces Restoration of Ties with Syria

The Cradle After being at odds with Syria for ten years, Hamas has officially declared a restoration of ties with Damascus Officials of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas disclosed in a press statement on 15 September that it has officially resumed its relations with Syria after 10 years of tension. According to reports, the German News Agency (DPA)…

Saad Hariri and the Collapse of Lebanon

William Van Wagenen The Syrian regime-change war and Lebanon’s economic collapse happened under Saad Hariri’s watch, but the Future Movement leader is seldom mentioned for the pivotal role he played in Lebanon’s unravelling In 2005, US neoconservatives centered around then-Vice President Dick Cheney’s office began collaborating with Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, defected former Syrian Vice…

Qatar Attempting to Re-establish Influence in Northern Syria

The Cradle Qatar is reportedly offering significant financial support to a number of extremist groups as part of this latest initiative According to a media report on 28 July, Qatar is currently involved in an effort to re-establish direct ties with armed opposition groups in Syria, in what has been seen as an attempt to…

Hamas Return Ticket to Damascus Won’t Come Cheap

The Cradle’s Palestine Correspondent The Palestinian resistance movement’s complicated relationship with Syria is headed for a reset, but it won’t be on their terms. On 21 June, two unnamed Hamas sources told Reuters that the Palestinian resistance movement had decided to restore ties with Damascus following a decade-long rift after Hamas expressed support for the Syrian opposition. The…

Hamas Moves to Reinstate Ties with Syria in a Bid to End Feud

The Cradle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh in 2006. (Photo Credit: SANA/AP) The expected conciliation reportedly comes in light of Israel’s growing push to normalize ties with Arab states A decade after the unanimous decision by the leadership of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to leave its base in…

Training for Uyghur Children in Syria

Here's a look at the kind of education Uyghur kids in Syria are receiving. A considerable amount of effort goes into whitewashing/hiding these details in order to delegitimize even the idea that there is/was a real and serious issue that needed to be addressed here. pic.twitter.com/PQCXULjhQs — Daniel Dumbrill (@DanielDumbrill) June 21, 2022

Rebranding Failed to White-Wash Al-Nusra, It Won’t Help Azov Battalion Either

Ekaterina Blinova In late May the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion dropped its infamous Wolfsangel insignia in an apparent re-branding effort. During the unveiling of a new Azov unit in Kharkov, patches handed to soldiers featured a golden trident, the Ukrainian national emblem. The Azov Battalion’s Wolfsangel symbol, previously used by the Nazi German military, “helped perpetuate…

Several Arrested in Russia for Conspiring with HTS

The Cradle The 10 people detained were allegedly working to set up a fundraising network to aid the group which operates in northern Syria According to the Russian Federal Security Service, 10 people were detained across nine different Russian districts for working with members of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The suspects were allegedly working to…

Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan?

F. William Engdahl Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey’s relationship with Putin’s Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently,…