For many Syrians, the Assad regime and ISIS are two sides of the same coin. And we do believe that there is another choice, and that we can have freedom and democracy, and that we don’t have to choose between extremists or a totalitarian regime.
Peace activist Salma Kahale talks about the struggle for peace in Syria, from the false choice between totalitarian regime and religious extremism, to the importance of international diplomacy in establishing a civil society for all Syrians, and explains why the first step to a safer Syria is stopping Assad’s barrel bombs.
Salma is one of the organizers behind the campaign Planet Syria, and director of the Syrian NGO Dawlaty.
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