The influence of these religious scholars transcends borders and their opinions carry weight that cannot be underestimated.
"You can’t take anyone at face value."
Military intervention will only intensify the violence, not reduce it. There is another way.
International leaders condemn the massacre in al-Qubair - but does the rhetoric mean anything?
What next for the conflict-torn country?
The media has a right - and even a duty - to publish graphic images.
Each time the Assad regime gets away with these despicable acts, the world becomes less stable.
Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the massacre of civilians in Syria’s Houla region was shocking.
How should the west respond to a crime against humanity?