Al Jazeera op-ed tries to help Jabhat al-Nusra rebrand, fails badly

If you’ve noticed, I tend to cite Al-Jazeera English and Al-Jazeera America a lot around this place. This is because I think they genuinely do good work in a lot of parts of the world that the American media, with few exceptions, mostly ignores, like sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and because they’ve built up… Continue reading Al Jazeera op-ed tries to help Jabhat al-Nusra rebrand, fails badly

Nusra’s Julani: “I get so scared in case I fall off my chair”

Jabhat al-Nusra’s emir, Abu Muhammad al-Julani, gave an interview to Al Jazeera yesterday that seems to have been intended to put the best possible face on his Al-Qaeda franchise for a secular/Western audience. Most of it was transparently bullshit though, and by digging through the bullshit you can see the clear reasons why nobody —… Continue reading Nusra’s Julani: “I get so scared in case I fall off my chair”