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Life Inside Islamic State (2017)

An animated documentary about the experiences of the Arabic activist Al-Sharqiya-24 in the Syrian city of Raqqa after an extremist group of Jihadists took over the city, as told to the BBC Radio 4 Today's Mike Thomson.

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Scott Coello
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An animated documentary about the experiences of the Arabic activist Al-Sharqiya-24 in the Syrian city of Raqqa after an extremist group of Jihadists took over the city, as told to the BBC Radio 4 Today's Mike Thomson.

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Five diary entries by an activist from Raqqam, Syria


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5 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Lashings Of Theocracy
19 March 2017 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This is an animated documentary by Scott Coello featuring five diary entries from inhabitants living in the self styled "Islamic caliphate" straddling the North of Syria and North Western Iraq and gives a small window where the rest of the world can see inside this "Islamic utopia"

Why would anyone want to live inside this man made hellhole you ask ? You have to put the ongoing wars in the Middle East in to context . The war is simply an ongoing battle between two sets of Muslims - the Shia and Sunni. Iraq was ruled the Saddam regime almost exclusively composed of the Sunni minority oppressing the Shia Muslims who make up the majority Iraqis . Next door in Syria it's the opposite problem with the Assad regime being a Shia minority oppressing the Sunni majority helped by Iranian proxies and Putin's airforce . To be fair to Deash/ISIS ( If it's possible to be fair to the scum of the Earth ) a Sunni Muslim in the Caliphate won't be murdered for being the wrong sort of Muslim , they'll only be murdered for refusing to allow their 12 year old daughter be conscripted in to marrying a Jihadi , or consuming alcohol , or being homosexual or a hundred other things but not on the grounds of being a Sunni Muslim

The context probably doesn't matter and what does matter is the scale and depth of human suffering seen here. Coella's sketch drawings are simple and effective . It's probably down to its simplicity that it is so effective. It never detracts from the commentary of the narrator that the audience listen too as animated characters , objects and metaphors are visualised

As a footnote there is a bitter irony that something informing the human race about Daesh brutality is produced by the BBC. This corporate broadcaster has guidelines where they're not allowed to broadcast the T word - "Terrorist" - in its reportage , refers to Daesh as "The so called Islamic State" , refers to the YPG as "Kurdish militants fighting Islamist militants" as though they're of equal moral equivalence and has for several decades turned a blind eye to people like Jimmy Savile , Stuart Hall and others who'd use BBC premises to rape children


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