Category Archives: Middle East

Searching for a sense of belonging – what leads people to being radicalised?

The common thread among those radicalised, whether it be joining the far-right or Islamic extremist groups is that search for the sense of belonging. Radicalisation is an incredibly complex phenomenon, the reasoning’s behind it occurrence are much debated and can … Continue reading

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ISIS Returnees – shall we let them back into Britain?

Earlier this month British government minister Rory Stewart, argued that the only way to deal with British Isis fighters is too kill them. According to the Independent Stewart told the BBC that, “They are absolutely dedicated, as members of the Islamic State, … Continue reading

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Empowering Mothers – A Bottom-Up Approach to Defeating Terrorism

BBC Inside Out aired a special episode on the 4th of September on the effects that recent UK terror attacks have had on us all. As the only Muslim 7/7 survivor, I was invited onto the show to tell my … Continue reading

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Barcelona and the evolution of terrorism: how do we stop a terror attack when vehicles are used?

The Barcelona terrorist attack three weeks ago was horrifying. It left 13 dead and over 100 people injured. The weapon of choice? A van. A ‘vehicle-ramming attack’ is one of the stealthiest forms of terror attacks due to the difficulty … Continue reading

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JAN Trust’s view: What has the Queen’s Speech told us about new counter-terrorism measures?

In the final days of the election campaign, Theresa May announced “enough is enough” – terrorism was not to be left unchallenged.  She revealed a readiness to weaken human rights laws if they “get in the way” of apprehending terror … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Minds: How Daesh is Recruiting Iraqi Children and Targeting British Teenagers

As Iraqi forces’ liberation of Mosul continues, attention is increasingly focusing on what Daesh will do next. It’s feared their leaders, members and sympathisers will ramp up their sinister efforts to target our young people here in Europe, calling for so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks on … Continue reading

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Why Trump’s Discrimination against Muslim American Women is Damaging for the World

In possibly the most shocking event of the twenty-first century, four-time bankrupted businessman and reality star Donald J. Trump has ridden to power on a wave of populism based on the exploitation of economic and social grievances of parts of … Continue reading

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On Internet Safety Day – let’s commit to defending our families

It’s Internet Safety Day today and I can’t stress just how important it is for parents to be aware of what their kids are looking at online. All teenagers crave their personal space and so we have to approach this … Continue reading

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The term Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is the procedure in which partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or sex organs are permanently cut. FGM practices are often deep-rooted in a community’s culture and identity, traditional values, and … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is terrifying

On Friday 27th January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from applying for a visa to enter the United States. The seven countries are: Syria, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and … Continue reading

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