In December 2014, Word Cloud published an info-graphic (see right) using key words from Islamophobic social media statements collated by Islamophobia-watch group “Tell Mama UK”. The larger the words on the info-graphic, the more those words have been reported. The graphic provides a telling window into the mind-set of Britain’s […]
Culture & Society
The number of refugees in Lebanon is hovering over 1.2 million, nearly a quarter of the country’s population. Such...
By Rania El-Badry As I enter the lecture hall, a sea of anxious and curious faces greets me, listening attentively to...
Beirut’s nightlife is known for its resilience and immunity from the political developments in the country. No matter...
By Hizer Mir There seems to be a disturbing trend amongst the Muslim diaspora (especially those in the second/third generation of Muslims) in Britain and America to loudly proclaim that reform will only happen in the West because the East is full of “regressive religion and authoritarianism”. This may be […]Read more ›
The “British values” debate: How David Cameron’s imperialist rhetoric will only fuel extremism at home and abroad.
By Lawrence Robinson Citing the threat of Islamic State (IS) and other radical Islamist groups to the United Kingdom, and in light of IS’s ambitions “to create an extremist caliphate,” Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday 29th August that the UK’s terrorism threat level had been raised from ‘substantial’ […]Read more ›
When I say the word “Rojava” to Fatma, her face twists with unexpected pain and joy. She presses a hand to her chest and says simply “my love.” For the last few hours I’ve been shadowing Fatma and her group of canvassers for the BDP, the Kurdish-aligned Peace and Democracy […]Read more ›
Future democracy in MENA rests upon the role of minorities – a historical Achilles heel, writes Bijan Hakimian.Read more ›
Muzna Fayadan looks at the phenomenon of ‘FOR Syndrome’ – the Fear of Return that many Gulf students in the West face.Read more ›