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Turkey allows Kurdish Peshmerga to Cross to Kobane

Turkey allows Kurdish Peshmerga to Cross to Kobane

By Juan Cole The Turkish press is reporting that Turkish intelligence is facilitating the crossing of a couple hundred paramilitary troops (Peshmerga) from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Turkish town of Suruç, 16…
The Wider Appeal of ISIL and Sunni Grievances

The Wider Appeal of ISIL and Sunni Grievances

By Juan Cole al-Quds al-`Arabi [Arab Jerusalem] reports on the appeal of ISIL to Salafi hard line Sunni Muslims. In a worrisome development, radicals throughout the region are rallying to the so-called…