With Iran’s Help, Iraq Slaughters Sunnis under the Guise of Punishing Islamic State

Jan. 14 2019

Having reclaimed most of the territory once held by Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi government has before it the daunting prospect of jailing and punishing the jihadists who terrorized its people; many Iraqis, moreover, are understandably eager to see evidence of retribution. But Baghdad’s security forces, working in cooperation with Iran-backed militias, are in many cases simply rounding up Sunni Muslims for imprisonment and execution. In other cases, the militias have massacred civilians and raped women whose only crime was living under IS rule. Ben Taub writes:

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More about: Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Politics & Current Affairs, Shiites, Sunnis

 

How the NGO-Terror Alliance Turned Human Rights into a Scam

Oct. 27 2021

Last Friday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz announced the designation of six Palestinian organizations as terrorist groups due to their deep entanglements with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which has been committing murderous attacks since 1968. Both the EU and several European states have provided funds to the recently proscribed organizations. A decade ago, pro-Israel activists even supplied the European Union with information, for a long time ignored, about the links between these groups and the PFLP. Members of one group—the Union of Agricultural Work Committees—murdered the seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb in 2019. Jonathan Tobin writes:

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More about: Human Rights, NGO, Palestinian terror, PFLP, United Nations, US-Israel relations