|Born||1987 (age 31–32)|
Maram Susli (Arabic: مرام سوسلي), also known as Mimi al-Laham, PartisanGirl, Syrian Girl and Syrian Sister, is a Syrian Australian YouTube content creator and commentator who prepares videos on the Syrian Civil War, US wars in the Middle East region, conspiracy theories, and the Gamergate controversy. Susli is a contributor to InfoWars, appears on podcasts hosted by the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, as well as the Holocaust denier Ryan Dawson. and has been interviewed by Richard Spencer for the YouTube channel of his National Policy Institute, a white supremacist group. Susli says that 9/11 was an inside job and that the New World Order opposes independent countries, including Syria. She is the tweeter known as @partisangirl on Twitter, and has appeared on the Russian RT television network as well as the Iranian Press TV.
Early life and activities
Susli is a contributor to the conspiracy theory and fake news website InfoWars, and has participated in online broadcasts hosted by Alex Jones. She has appeared on podcasts hosted by David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan , as well as the Holocaust denier Ryan Dawson. She has been interviewed by Richard Spencer for the YouTube channel of his National Policy Institute, a white supremacist group. Susli told The Daily Beast in 2017 about her opinion of the Holocaust: "Jews were ethnically cleansed from Germany… [On] specifics and numbers and events...I’m going to leave that to the historians. And I think you’d find that there's historians on both sides."
In the opinion of Susli, the New World Order is said to oppose independent countries, including Syria. Secret societies such as the Freemasons and the Illuminati, collaborate as a hidden hand with the United States, Israel, and NATO in international events. Al-Qaeda and ISIS, in her assessment, are not only a single organisation, but a front for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For her, 9/11 was an inside job. Ebola is possibly a biological weapon created by the American military and the Defense department secretly manipulated Gamergate. In one video she said Syria had been targeted because it does not allow genetically modified crops and lacks what she called "a Rothschild central bank".
War in Syria
Describing herself as a "Patriot Syrian Nationalist, who rejects any breach of Syrian sovereignty", in a Vice interview, Susli began writing and speaking on the Syrian Civil War in 2012. She has made a series of video and social media commentaries which have been downloaded to her account on YouTube. One video on the platform If Syria Disarms Chemical Weapons We Lose the War had been viewed 44,720 times by October 2014. In the interview she said, the rebels in the Syrian uprising had negligible democratic credentials and, in reality, were from the "regressive Muslim brotherhood". Believing the country was under threat from outside "the thing to do was stand by the army and government and call for peaceful democratic reform". She has been called a "Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad", for whom the Houla massacre in 2012 was the work of the British intelligence services.
Along with Theodore Postol, she has rejected the claims that the Syrian Government used chemical weapons of any sort. In a YouTube video, she referred to evidence posted by Postol, suggesting that the 2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack, alleged to have killed 74 people, was not the work of the Assad government. Seymour Hersh, in defence of Postol, insisted: "He talked to her once on one thing". After the Skripal poisonings in Salisbury, England in March 2018, her Twitter account posted 2,300 posts over a 12-day period which was accessed by 61 million users. The Guardian newspaper initially described her as being a "Russian bot" (accounts can benefit from automated programs), but subsequently changed its article by substituting "account" for "bot". Susli, in response, said in one of her videos: "I am not a robot; I am a human being." In her interview with The Daily Beast in 2017, Susli indicated that she does not support President Bashar al-Assad or associates of the Syrian Ba'athist party.
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