2 reviews for ISIS, Syria & Journalism

  1. Rated 1 out of 5

    JohnMMorgan

    The desire to do good and save other people makes liberals vulnerable to being manipulated into supporting the empire’s interventions, which are never done for the stated reasons and rarely, if ever, have the results that good hearted people desire. That weakness, coupled with the fact that we live in a sea of propaganda that distorts our perceptions, is a toxic combination, in my opinion.

    Idrees Ahmad played a central role in preventing Mother Agnes Mariam from speaking at the Stop the War conference in London in Nov. 2013,
    http://bsnews.info/nun-speak-none-speak-jones-scahill-stop-war/
    an act of censorship that makes me question his integrity. 

    Here is what Mairead Maguire wrote about Mother Agnes:

    NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    Mother Agnes and the Story of Syria
    by MAIREAD MAGUIRE
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/11/01/mother-agnes-and-the-story-of-syria/

    Idrees Ahmad bashes just about every source I have learned to trust. So I am left to wonder why should I trust him? What is his agenda and where do his biases come from?

    I would feel much easier about your giving him a platform if you also aired responsible people with an opposing view, like Rick Sterling:
    Faulty Analysis and Conclusions on Syria
    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/10/20/will-obama-succumb-to-pro-war-baiting/

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Dana Franchitto

    I learned much about how the crisis in Syria is covered and discussed in this discussion but I must take issue with his trivializing of the killing of Cecil the lion. Yes, it’s vile that @50people/day are killed in Syria not to mention the tens of millions of refugees . But Cecil is no less important because he was a non human animal. Sad to see that a fine scholar and journalist like Idrees Ahmad has yet to transcend the kind of anthropocentric attitude that has pushed so many species to the brink of extinction. Cecil is the poster child for the plight of lions everywhere on the African continent.We humans must learn humility in the face of nature and the cosmos.

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