Tagged: Qatar

CNN discusses US propaganda effort against ISIS

Today, Ashleigh Banfield of CNN ran a segment on US propaganda efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. The US State Department seems very proud of its “Just Say No”-style videos designed to persuade prospective ISIS recruits from joining the cause. Ashleigh seemed very skeptical – and rightly so – about the effort, and CNN invited me over for an...

‘Sheiks playing on their Playstations’ – Fearful Qatar sentences critic to life in prison

A Qatari opposition figure who derided the family dictatorship as a bunch of “sheiks playing on their Playstations” has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for “insulting” the emir. The case shows the Wahhabi regime’s vulnerability to ridicule. Qatar can dish it out to the rest of us with its Al Jazeera TV, but it...