Syria's Christian Minority Lives in Fear of Kidnapping and Street Battles
War-weary from months of fighting, one community attempts to co-exist with rebel militias. (Atlantic)
The Making of The Innocence of Muslims: Cast Members Discuss the Film That Set Fire to the Arab World | Vanity Fair
When struggling actor Tim Dax was hired to star in a swords-and-sandals movie titled Desert Warrior, he was just happy to have the job. One year later, Dax and the rest of the film’s cast and crew would look on in horror as The Innocence of Muslims—a crudely dubbed version of the movie they thought they were making—ignited protests across the Arab world and controversy at home. Speaking with many of the film’s principals, Michael Joseph Gross reports on a story as old as Hollywood itself: a pursuit of fame and fortune that ended in tears.
Opinion: Can God Save Egypt?
The real fight here is about freedom, not religion. (Thomas Friedman, The New York Times)