Struggles against Racism and Exploitation: Lebanon’s Progressive Movements Face Old and New Challenges
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
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When eastern Aleppo fell to rebel factions in 2012, well-organized radical Islamic preachers from abroad quickly moved in and began proselytizing extremist views to the local population. It is an example of methodically planned Islamist radicalization in the chaos and turmoil of war. And it raises fears that the effects of this extremist phase in Syria's civil war will linger for years to come.