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​Syria burning, privatising the developing world and Imams online (E208)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on whether the new Tory government could bomb Syria, corruption of British foreign aid and the imams that are reclaiming the internet. Award-winning author, journalist and filmmaker Charles Glass talks to Afshin about the battle to control Syria. He says President Obama has had to negotiate with Iran, but the US is still arming and assisting the Islamic State through the administration’s ongoing support for Syrian rebels. And head of campaigns and policy at Global Justice Now, Polly Jones, lifts the lid on our foreign aid budget. Britain’s Department for International Development is working on foreign aid projects with multinationals from Coca-Cola to Pearson that aim to privatize healthcare and education in developing countries. Plus founder and chief editor of Imams Online Shaukat Warraich talks about taking the fight against the Islamic State online, MI5 funding and whether Theresa May’s spies are infiltrating the Muslim community.


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