Tangents Within Tangents

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Trial of Melissa F., Mohamed-Amine B., and Abdelkader Benameur (La Derniere Heure)

So many times I find myself beginning one story only to end up at a radically different destination than the one I’d intended.  The most recent manifestation of this phenomenon started the other day when I decided to revisit the Bazarouj family and more specifically, brother Youssef.  Ayoub and his siblings provided the material for one of my earliest articles, and I always like to check up on those I’ve written about previously to see if anything new has emerged.  It turns out that Ayoub is now seeking damages for the damages caused by the multiple raids on his property after the Paris attacks. Continue reading

The Family That Moves to Raqqa Together…

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Nadir Boudouaia and others (Europe 1)

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything.  I’ve had other things going on and very few of the subjects and stories I have been researching have any overarching theme that makes them compelling reading.  Nevertheless, some of them may be of interest to other researchers or those just generally interested in the details and personalities behind the typical vanilla reports in much of the press. Continue reading