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Mohamed Daadaoui
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'France's 9/11' and ISIS Strategy Shift

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 12:39 PM

As Paris regained its freedom from Nazi Germany in 1944, French resistance leader and founder of the current Fifth Republic, Charles De Gaulle defiantly stated: "Paris, Paris outragé! Paris brisé! Paris martyrisé! mais Paris libéré!" (Paris outraged, Paris Broken, Paris martyred, but Paris freed.)

Alas today, Paris, Beirut, Tunis, Sousse,...

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Tunisia's "Will of Life"

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 2:58 PM

Early twentieth century Tunisian poet Abu al-Qasem al-Shabbi's magnum opus poem "the Will of Life" is a passionate call to his countrymen to embrace life in their fight against French colonialism and oppression. Parts of al-Shabbi's poem are also found in the Tunisian national anthem, and the first stanza reads...

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Stronger and Closer

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 10:07 AM

My weekly Skype session with my family in Morocco came to an abrupt end at the sound of the first emergency sirens in Oklahoma City on Sunday, May 19. I immediately grabbed what in my mind are irreplaceable items: my laptop computer with all my work, my passport, my permanent...

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