The Dilemma of Kurdish Dark Tourism

On September 13th 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant launched a major offensive on Kobanî, a canton in Western Kurdistan (Northern Syria). ISIL, as it has been mediated in the media, is an extremist...

The Secular State

If we flip back through a 100 years of our forsaken history, we draw the realization that a French-British agreement shaped the current map of the Middle East; however, the map was heavily influenced by politic...

The Battle for Rojava

“The Kurds are Jews and we will not stop until we exterminate them,” a direct quote from Al-Qaeda’s leader, Abu Khalid Altunisi’s at Friday prayer in Tul Abiat, Southern Syria.  Following that speech, Al-Qaeda...

A Nation Where Death Never Departs

Kurdistan, a home that became a dream not only for the old, but also for the children of the Kurdistan. The fourth biggest nationality in the Middle East are the Kurds. The Kurds united by a common history, cul...

Waging a war on society

Three years of war and terror in the midst of the Syrian war, Western Kurdistan has seen hundreds of thousands of Kurdish citizens flee their homes to become refugees in their own lands. The divided nature of K...

The Four

Every day the Four would rise with the glowing sun that brightened their mornings with its light. The four children lived happily and free with their mother, who had been left to raise them on her own with the ...