A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

September 8, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. Global Next, LLC http://www.globalnext.org For a number of years I have have known and worked with a man who calls Al-Raqqah, Syria his home. Yes, the place of the headquarters of ISIS. This “son of Raqqah” is a man with whom I am well-acquainted and in turn is well-acquainted … Continue reading A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

ISIS Advances: How Islamic is the Islamic State?

April 17, 2015 Today ISIS claimed responsibility for a car bombing near the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Yesterday, ISIS took over the eastern part of the city of Ramadi, in Iraq’s Anbar province.  Families with children could be seen carrying whatever they could, fleeing the city looking for safety in … Continue reading ISIS Advances: How Islamic is the Islamic State?

ISIS: Fire and the Healing of the Believer’s Chest

February 6, 2015 Over the last couple of weeks, ISIS (Islamic State) has continued to make headlines by gaining territory in Syria, decapitating two Japanese journalists and releasing a highly-produced video showing the burning alive of Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kassasbeh. In addition, a report released on Wednesday by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of … Continue reading ISIS: Fire and the Healing of the Believer’s Chest