A casual interest in the Syria conflict can easily turn into a genuine stimulus at which point an alternative narrative is needed to counter such effects. The broad aims of counter narrative work should be to build resilience to extremism by challenging the rationale behind its actions.
What forces empower such a ruthless organization? For starters, Mohammed Yusef, Boko Haram's founder, understood the socio-cultural forces of disillusionment at play among his impoverished countrymen--particularly Muslims who were unhappy with westernized forms of education.
The focus on policing those who are emotionally affected by the situation in Syria does not deal with the crisis in hand. People have the right to be angry, and should be angry at the sheer death and destruction being wreaked on Syria by the regime...
The former prime minister gives speeches pontificating about the threat from radical Islam in the Middle East, ignoring the fact that his invasion of Iraq helped bolster that threat. And so too does his support for the military junta in Egypt.
When the House of Commons voted to reject military action to protect the citizens of Syria from tyranny - both political and religious - MPs plunged this country, and the world, into the terrifying situation that exists in the region today. Non-intervention has cost Britain and NATO respect on the international stage...
The girl tweeted. She typed 140 characters - and while it's true battles have been lost and careers destroyed in so many characters, the day we lose sight what a tweet actually consists of is a sad and scary one indeed.
A woman's liberty is literally being attacked and disembowelled, and some aren't even doing their part to accept it; let alone inducing themselves to change it. And what does that reveal about how much we really regard a woman's place in society?
Do not be fooled by the conviction of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, al-Qaeda spokesman and Osama bin Laden's son in law. His successful prosecution in a civilian court does not mean all terrorists can be tried in this way. Military commissions such as those in Guantanamo Bay will continue to play a vital role.
The Muslim community is far from perfect, but our misrepresentation as squabbling men who need reforming through those who have themselves rejected the faith is palpably absurd. Who speaks for Muslims? How about the myriad Muslims doing the hard graft on the ground.
In February 2014, Syrian state media accused Jordan of supporting rebels in southern Syria, aided by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Inde...
As I walk down some of the most vibrant and lively neighbourhoods in Birmingham I can feel a sense of unease and suspicion from the locals. Made up of a large South Asian population, the people of Alum Rock, Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Washwood heath tell me of a 'them' versus 'us' culture.
The unjust arrest of Moazzam Begg, a director at the campaign group CAGE and prominent Muslim human rights advocate, has sparked an unprecedented number of supporters calling for justice for his right to freedom.
The far-right, the BNP and the short-lived Liverpool-based National Culturists, have previously attempted to agitate on campuses. But what is new and threatening about National Action as a phenomenon is the group's overt, totally unconcealed admiration for Adolf Hitler, its links to the ideology of violent terrorists, and most significantly the advanced, potentially ground-breaking propaganda tactics the group employs .
Lest we forget, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the war that shaped the 20th century. The first of three world wars (two hot and one cold), this conflict is remembered once a year as a lesson in human suffering, as a reminder that the war to end all wars was only the beginning of the human cost of the past century.
The media, including newspapers such as the Daily Mail, must provide a more responsible, objective and proportionate way of reporting on stories, but I suppose that is expecting a lot from the Daily Mail.
In the debate the Home Secretary claimed that the whole point of the measure to make it easier to remove certain people from the UK. However she was unable to explain how she was going to remove people whom she had rendered stateless and so would have no passport.