The Abomination

Bob Van Laerhoven
  • Wasafiri, July 2015, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/02690055.2015.1044786

Shocking short story set in Syria

What is it about?

"The Abomination" is a short story, set in present-day Syria, featuring the "Shabiha" (in English: Ghost Killers) of Bashar al-Assad. The Shabiha are extremist members of Assad's Alawite-clan , high on drugs, alcohol, and steroids, who raid certain area's of Syria, spreading death and destruction.

Why is it important?

Europe faces the dire situation of the Syrian refugees in Greece, and at the borders with Macedonia. They will do anything to reach Europe and start a new life. When you've read "The Abomination," you'll understand their determination to flee their country where terror reigns.


Mr Bob Van Laerhoven

Writing "The Abomination" took a toll on me. It's a shocking, and harsh, tale, but the events, although fictional, are based on thorough research. The story will shock you violently, but it had to be told.

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