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Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas is Raseef22's political editor. He’s a Lebanese writer and journalist specializing in political affairs. Prior to Raseef22, Hassan worked in several Lebanese and international media organizations. His research and writings focus on conflict resolution in a diverse society. He is between DC and Beirut and can be reached on Facebook and Twitter.

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Framing Ziad Itani:  Accusations of Treason to Control the Lebanese People

Framing Ziad Itani: Accusations of Treason to Control the Lebanese People

A little over three months after actor Ziad Itani was arrested and accused of "communicating and collaborating with the Israeli enemy", the story turned out…

Al-Sabireen: an Iran-Backed Palestinian Movement in the Style of Hezbollah

Al-Sabireen: an Iran-Backed Palestinian Movement in the Style of Hezbollah

"Jerusalem will be liberated, God willing as the guide of the Islamic revolution in Iran, imam [Ali] Khamenei said," stated Hisham Salem, the Secretary General…

Are Arab Men Sexually Intimidated by Women?

Are Arab Men Sexually Intimidated by Women?

“Women’s souls are in their vaginas,” an Arab “sage” told a man coming to him to complain about his wife, for rejecting his overtures. This…

When Bashar Al-Assad Was God

When Bashar Al-Assad Was God

Date: May 28, 2007. Category: Local Affairs. Publisher: Al-Thawra (Revolution) Newspaper, Syria. Title: “The Masses: We Have Voted for Hope and for the Future.” This…

Takfiri Islam: Muslims violating Muslims

Takfiri Islam: Muslims violating Muslims

Recently, there has been much talk about so-called Takfiris – extremist Islamists who declare their opponents as apostates. But most of the discourse on Takfiris…

Jihad or Terrorism: The Roots of Salafi-Jihadism

Jihad or Terrorism: The Roots of Salafi-Jihadism

Jihad is a term that is often mentioned in verses of the Quran. In Verse 19 of Surat al-Tawba, the great importance of Jihad in…