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Spreading Violent Extremism - Turkey Yesterday, Indonesia Today, Where Tomorrow?

Violent extremism is radiating out of Syria at an unprecedented rate with attacks upon Paris, France; Tunis, Tunisia; Beirut, Lebanon; the Sinai, Egypt; Brussels, Belgium; San Bernardino, California; Istanbul, Turkey, earlier this week and Jakarta, Indonesia today. 

Most of the attacks have been perpetrated by or on the behalf of the extremist group, the Islamic State(IS) and the affairs of Syria remain the sole reason for the attacks.

Following violent attacks by extremists upon Paris, France last year that killed in excess of 150 people and other attacks from Lebanon to Nigeria, to Kenya, to Tunisia, to Egypt and to other places; this past Tuesday, a suicide bomber attacked Istanbul, Turkey; and earlier today, five attackers including two suicide bombers died in Jakarta, Indonesia following suicide bombings and gun battles at a mall and at a coffee shop. One tourist and one Indonesian also died in the attack.

Indonesian authorities, like their Turkish counterparts, are blaming the IS for the attacks. Yet, the true responsibility for these attacks and others that might come, are all rooted in the affairs of Syria and the tyrant regime of Bashar al Assad that has fueled the alarming rise of the IS because of the regime's brutal humanitarian atrocities and its fallible implication of peaceful nations as co-conspirators to crimes against humanity.

Hence, innocent people and nations are paying for the wrongs of Bashar al Assad etal. What other nations must unfairly pay for Assad's crimes? Malaysia? Albania? The Philippines?

Until the regime of Bashar al Assad leaves Damascus, civil societies will continue to face an increasing risk of violence from extremists.