Primary Arabic sources tell us that around 638, a severe plague broke out in ‘Amwās, the ancient Emmaus in Syria, resulting in massive fatalities among the soldiers of the Arab army.

Iranian scientists are in a political quagmire. Eight months of deceitful coronavirus guidance has shattered the regime’s authority. A new virus has swept across Iran: distrust.

It was at the Muslim Institute Winter Gathering on 12 December 2020, regrettably virtual by necessity but still wonderfully vibrant, that writer Medina Whiteman pondered the impact on the creative process of the interminable endlessness of lockdown.

Aaron Tugendhaft dedicates this monograph not to ISIS, but to a thorough discussion of images, weaving a story about the power of political images, including their destruction and manipulation, in a tale that truly brings Assyria to the internet.