The Islamic State has become known for its brutal violence and persecution of Assyrian Christians in the regions it occupies, but there still remains some mystery regarding the conditions Assyrian Christians live under in Aleppo, Syria and other villages in the northern part of the country.
Ben Swann speaks with Dr. George Kiraz, Director of the Syriac Institute, about the history of and the violence that people have faced in the region and whether or not ISIS may actually bring to an end Christianity in the Middle East.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 the Truth in Media Project will release its newest episode, “The Origins of ISIS”. This episode will delve into the truth behind where ISIS came from in the first place and why the Islamic State is not a product of American “inaction” in Iraq and Syria but rather the product of “direct action”.
Washington D.C.- With all the talk about ISIS beheading 21 Coptic Christians in Libya over the weekend, mainstream media is pushing for more U.S. intervention.
While media and politicians are wringing their hands over the threat that ISIS now poses in Libya, which is directly across the Mediterranean Sea from Europe, they are not discussing “why” ISIS has such a foothold in Libya. Despite what the American public is being told, Libya is not a failed state, it is a collapsed state. One that was collapsed by the United States and Nato almost exactly 4 years ago.
In the video above, Ben Swann breaks down the timeline of events in which Nato and U.S. systematically crushed the nation of Libya and talks with Vijay Prashad, author of ‘Arab Spring, Libyan Winter,’ about America’s influence and policy, which he says has allowed for the growth of ISIS in the region. Prashad and Swann also discuss how blow-back is accelerating across the world.