In the aftermath of the Paris attacks and blasts in Beirut, it seems very likely that Western countries will overreact and play into the hands of the Islamic State. It also is clear there will be little reflection on how Western countries, including France, created a climate that fueled the radicalization of individuals, who would want to target locations in Paris.
I interview Mnar Muhawesh, founder and editor-in-chief of MintPress News (MPN), and asked to her to react to how Western countries are responding to the attacks in Paris. She also addresses the media's ignorance and dehumanization of people who were killed in blasts in Lebanon. We also discuss how MPN has been critiqued for its coverage of Syria and how there are journalists, who have somewhat ridiculously fashioned themselves as sleuths and gone after MPN.