My religion is a religion of peace. Terrorists do not represent my religion. No one judges Christianity with the actions of the Ku Klux Klan or the Irish Republic Army (IRA). Then why do people judge Islam by the actions of a handful of terrorists?
Aleppo is not an evacuation of communities from danger to a place of refuge. It is the forced displacement of civilians from their homes. The point-blank shooting of civilians dragged from their homes by Regime soldiers and militias as reported by the UN. This is no evacuation, this is ethnic cleansing... The world has watched on as ethnic cleansing took place in Syria. We should be ashamed. The people of Aleppo continue to suffer, but does the world continue to care?
In a bid to stem the tide of digital radicalisation by terrorist groups such as Islamic State, the European Parliament has approved plans for new legislation which will allow rapid and widespread removal of extremist content from the internet. Digital rights activists are up in arms over the decision, which they fear will lead to private organisations policing and censoring internet users with impunity.
The narrative of the "War on Terror" was crafted through the stories of self, of us and of now, creating a sense of urgency after a crisis, which in our case is the atrocity of 9/11 and provoking us to take action manifested in the "War on terror" by capitalising on our emotions of anger, frustration and despair.
The state has a duty to protect all its citizens. Until it can ensure that some of the most vulnerable members have access to justice, then it is failing in this duty to provide equality before the law and access to justice. And equality means one law for all, accessible to everyone.
We cannot leave vulnerable young men open to the exploitation of extremists, both for our own security, and their own wellbeing. If we simply see prisons as warehouses, designed to confine, then we should not be surprised if extremists see them in a similar way - as places where they can collect damaged young men for their jihads, and their crusades, wholesale.
Don't expect Muslim to explain what happened in Brussels any better than non-Muslims; but that does not mean that Muslims can wash our hands of trying to find solutions to stop people from misusing our God to cause carnage.
As a Muslim let me remind you what God says, "replace evil with something better" and let me tell you that you, the terrorists are solely responsible and your ideas shall be challenged and you shall be defeated!
Whether within the police or other agencies, individuals who have expertise, cultural sensitivity and commitment to protecting women at risk are the greatest resource. The most valuable and dedicated of these are women's rights activists, fighting for change within their own communities, and providing a compassionate and effective source of help for women and girls at risk of their lives.
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