Last night I came across an extraordinary piece by Earl Cox in the Jerusalem Post: "Radical Islam is, in truth, the Normative Islam". Mr Cox cites h...
As the dust around the fallen towers settled, a new wave of nationalism swept across America and racism soon followed. As these ideas are often faces of the same coin... Twelve years later, and this miasma continues to fester across Europe, the United States and Britain.
We need a much larger, open public debate to determine the balance between security and liberty in a digital age. But too many sensible opponents are disposed to calling surveillance measures 'Orwellian'... regular refrain to our most celebrated dystopian nightmare is not helpful.
It is easy for security analysts, former Islamist penitents and politicians to rely on ready made narratives on why the UK is still producing Jihadists... But ultimately acceptance of these easy narratives has lead to misunderstanding and wrong policy decisions. The truth is our post-Enlightenment mind finds it difficult to comprehend men who look at the world differently from us.
Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.
The news coverage this past week showing Egyptians both in mosques and on the streets being killed is just a snapshot of the bloodbath Egypt is experiencing. Whether you like or dislike the Muslim Brotherhood the killing of so many innocent people is an abuse of military power and against international law.
The news yesterday that British MPs want the controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to speak to the Commons is both alarming and will only cause further tensions between the Muslim community and the Hindu Nationalists.
Although in the UK, we have seen a number of mosques attacked since Woolwich, the steady rise in anti-Muslim hate perpetuated across Europe, has led to an increase in anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination. According to the rector of Lyon's main mosque, France is witnessing a new "climate of Islamophobia."
German commentators have been tutting at the British government's hard line. But Germany needs to focus on its own, very serious racism problem which is being overlooked amid all the hype about its stable economy and well-organized social system.
The Tunisian army is currently fighting militants on the Algerian border in the governorate of Kasserine. The military operation in the Chaambi Mountains is being conducted in close collaboration with their Algerian counterparts. In spite of this, the militants have inflicted considerable damage on the Tunisian army.
Three months ago I was crossing the line of the Boston Marathon. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I had run a PB. I had completed the ultimate marathon for any serious distance runner... Then two bombs went off 100 yards from our table and I found myself running for my life through the streets of Boston. Rolling Stone was right to present the story as it did. Kids are not idiots. The readers of Rolling Stone are not going to read this article and think bombing a marathon is cool. Instead they may take a cold hard look at who they are and what they want to do, because they do not want to end up like Jahar Tsarnaev
After a long campaign, European Union foreign ministers added the military wing of Hizballah, the Lebanese Shia militant group and political party, to...
Sadly I wasn't surprised when I heard that there was another attack on a mosque in the Midlands last Friday. Little more than a week ago, swastikas ...
In Germany right now, women are making headlines. Number one is Angela Merkel. Second comes Beate Zschäpe (pronounced Chayper). She's on trial for murder (10 counts), attempted murder, arson, bank robbery and membership of a terrorist organization. (A charge of possessing child pornography has been dropped.) The trial will last for years, but the public has already decided: Zschäpe is a Nazi, a terrorist killer - and a super-celeb.
The news this week that the police use of stop and search powers were ineffective in reducing crime comes as no surprise. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which independently assesses police forces, found that stop and search powers were procedurally incorrect.
"Good riddance" will be the understandable reaction of many to Abu Qatada's departure from these shores. But we should be wary of those politicians led by Theresa May and including David Cameron, who seek to make capital of the legal obstacles that prevented Abu Qatada's forced expulsion...