France

How do you explain the Paris terror attacks to a child?

How this little boy and his dad helped Paris “finally let go of their tears”


Published on Nov 18, 2015

How do you explain the Paris terror attacks to a child? This father found the most beautiful way!

The dad has been praised for how he responded to his young son’s comments – and it’s even allowing some French people to ‘let go of their tears’

Since Friday, France and the rest of the world have been trying to make sense of devastating terror attacks that rocked Paris , leaving 129 people dead.

We have seen footage of people laying flowers at the site of the massacres, or silently weeping during yesterday’s two-minute silence.

But one heartwarming video circulating on social media shows the ‘humanity in the face of inhumanity’ we have come to recognize in response to the devastation – and is even helping French people come to terms with their grief.

In an interview with Le Petit Journal in front of floral tributes left for the dead, a young boy is asked if he understands what has happened.

He responds: “Yes, because they are very, very, very bad. Baddies are not very nice. We need to be really careful because we will have to move home.”

Just stop the war, we do not want to go to Europe

Kinan Masalemehi, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, gives his heartfelt message about the crisis and asks for help! Just stop the war, we don’t want to go to Europe! Just stop the war, just that!

Published on Sep 2, 2015

A History of Syria – Documentary


Published on Sep 11, 2015

Dan Snow travels to Syria to see how the country’s fascinating and tumultuous history is shaping the current civil war. For thousands of years empires and despots have fought for control of the strategically vital region, leaving behind stunning temples, castles and mosques, as well as a diverse cultural heritage. Those conflicts – from the Roman conquests to the crusades, from the French colonial invasion to the military coups of the 1960s – loom large in today’s conflict. For those confused by the seemingly random nature of the bloodshed and slaughter, Dan Snow unpicks the historic divisions between Sunnis and Alawites, Islamists and secularists, east and west.

Understanding the Syrian crisis in 5 minutes


Published on Apr 30, 2014

After three years of war and about 150 000 deaths, Syria is more torn apart than ever. But why is this war still going on ? How did the pacific “arab spring” become such a blood bath ? Here are some keys to understand how the syrian conflict turned into a civil, cold and holy war.

Houla Massacre Cold-Blooded Murder by Assad Regime Shabiha

Today, mark 3 years anniversary of Houla Massacre May 25, 2015!

Houla massacre in Syria left 108 dead! Is Houla the tipping point or will the world continue to sit back and watch? Children were brutally slaughtered by their own government at their own home?

Rightly or wrongly, many will demand vengeance. The Syrian people will not forget. Houla is now imprinted in their collective consciousness.

After Houla, however, the world is at last scrambling to do the right thing, or get “on the right side of history”, as it is called these days.

Spain, Italy, Canada Britain, Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany and the US had all expelled the Syrian envoys from their capitals. This will not stop the killing, but it’s a start. Even the terminally ineffectual UN and its snail-paced observer mission eventually condemned the Houla massacre; although it was not until Tuesday that the UN conceded that the executions were “probably” the work of the Shabbiheh (shadowy gangs of smugglers), the pro-Assad militia thugs.

Russia and China have displayed astonishing moral bankruptcy in protecting their Middle East ally.

Assad regime will fall, it might not happen anytime soon. But it will happen. And when it does, the Syrian president should not expect the mercy that was denied to the children of Houla. People don’t forget, Bashar.

Syria Houla Massacre by pro-government Shabiha

Syrians will not soon forget brutal massacre in Houla
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/syrians-will-not soon-forget-brutal-massacre-in-houla

Ghosts of Syria: Diehard Militias Who Kill in the Name of Assad
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31486.htm