Syrian Dust

Sam Bahour
3 min readMay 19, 2023

The Italian journalist Francesca Borri texted me last week. Her message read, “I am just back from the Maldives…the non-Arab country with the highest number per capita of ISIS fighters, I have been a month with them.”

She had interviewed me a few years back and I remember her as being of high integrity and intellectually sharp, unlike most journalists these days. She was back in Ramallah, while awaiting permission to enter Gaza, and wanted…

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