For me there were two tragedies on 7th January 2015 – the unjustifiable targeted killing of twelve satirists, and the worlds’ reaction. The latter, I feel, is more dangerous and longer lasting. The first I heard about the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office was a stream of mysterious #JesuisCharlie […]
In The West
Hashtag Culture and the Death of Debate: Why we are still stuck on a defunked Clash of Values Narrative
by Narjas Zatat What does the Choju Jinbutsu Kigakan from Japan’s Heian period (794-1185) and the anti-papal satirical...
Guevara-esque Revolutionaries or Armchair Activists: a Look at Social Media in Light of the Sydney Hostage Situation
By Narjas Zatat Online activism continues to be a force of unity through campaigns and movements by raising awareness...
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,...
Rooj Al-Wazir outlines ten reasons for why the American public should be outraged at the drone wars being carried out in their name.Read more ›
The Western media’s penchant for using ill-defined, and misleading, terms such as ‘hardliner’ and ‘moderate’ does not aid our understanding of the Iranian elections, writes Navid Zarrinnal.Read more ›
Milaad Rajai asks, if the ‘Axis of Evil’ was the first label for Iran and its allies in the Middle East, will ‘Partners in Tyranny’ become the next?Read more ›
We continue to bury our heads in the sand if we ignore the role that British foreign policy, and extreme interpretations of Islam, have in causing such violence, writes Dr Leon Moosavi.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 ›