Sulome Anderson

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Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq

Thanks to rampant ethnic factionalism and retaliatory violence, it's going to take a lot more than the Mosul offensive to change the toxic dynamic on the ground.
Sulome Anderson
6.2.17
News

What Muslims Fighting ISIS in the Middle East Say About Trump

Some hate him for his rhetoric, while others cheer the Republican nominee as the surest way to see America bite the dust.
Sulome Anderson
9.30.16
Stuff

My Search for the Muslim Terrorists Who Kidnapped My Dad

Months before I was born, my father was kidnapped at gunpoint in Beirut.
Sulome Anderson
9.29.16
News

The Legendary Tribe That's Fought Everyone from the Ottomans to ISIS

The centuries-old Hamawand tribe clashed with the Ottomans, the British, and Saddam. Now they're fighting the Islamic State—with American help.
Sulome Anderson
6.16.16
Stuff

What My Dad's Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.
Sulome Anderson
5.10.16
News

Guarding Mosques in America After Paris and San Bernardino

Strolling down halls and poised outside doorways, mosque security guards are vigilant human reminders of the fear and danger that come with being Muslim in the US right now.
Sulome Anderson
1.5.16
Stuff

What We Can Learn from the Middle East's Mid-Century 'Golden Age'

Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Sulome Anderson
11.24.15
News

An Active-Duty NYPD Officer Talks Cop Killings and the Brutal Side of Police Work

"It just seems like the good guys became the bad guys and vice versa. People are siding with the perps."
Sulome Anderson
10.30.15
Vice Blog

How I Learned Crowdfunding Won't Be Enough to Save the Victims of Syria's Civil War

When I tried to put together money for some Syrian families forced to live in a tannery, I ran into the limitations of online fundraising.
Sulome Anderson
10.26.15
Travel

Inside the Lebanese Camps Where Syrian Refugees Are Struggling to Eke Out a Living

While Europe debates the stream of refugees crossing its borders, the situation for the more than 1 million Syrians living in Lebanon is growing increasing dire.
Sulome Anderson
9.16.15
Travel

Talking to Teenagers in Beirut About What 9/11 Means to Them

I spent the 14th anniversary of 9/11 asking kids born around the time of the attacks what they think about the day we will never forget.
Sulome Anderson
9.11.15
News

Is Beirut's Garbage Crisis Weakening Hezbollah?

We talked to members of the militant group and protesters on the street about what's going on in Lebanon.
Sulome Anderson
9.3.15
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