Yassin Al Haj Saleh is a Syrian writer and a former political prisoner, who has been in hiding in Syria since the beginning of the revolution. He is a recipient of the Prince Claus Award for 2012
En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.
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A popular Syrian intellectual responds to questions on the Syrian conflict and the west. Throughout, Yassin confronts and reframes several western fears and constructs about Islamists, intervention and the development of the uprising.
The reports from Syria of the journalist Robert Fisk raise serious questions over his credibility, say Yassin Al Haj Saleh & Rime Allaf.
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