“Either you are with the crusaders or you are with Islam.” Dabiq – the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine – in 2014. (1) It is said that in the Middle East the land does not forget. Contemporary politics in the Middle East owe much to the memory of the medieval crusades. Fought over the course of… Read More From the Crusades to the Digital Caliphate
“They will be treated like slaves” announced the Boko Haram militants after the abduction of the Nigerian girls that are creating an international movement, ‘And as slaves, they will be sold to the market in the name of Allah.” At this point they could be in Chad, Cameroon, or the other side of the world.… Read More #BringBackOurGirls: The Hashtag that is Mobilizing the World
No doubt about it: she is the virtual winner of the first round of the municipal elections in France. Marine Le Pen, empress of the extreme right of her country, is on a rise. She became the leader of the movement in January 2011 and took advantage of the lack of confidence and trust of… Read More Le Pen and Nationalism on a Rise
The mass death sentence handed down to 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt a few days ago has sparked predictable outrage among the international community, with much of the western world and the UN condemning it as a blatant violation of international law and of human rights. The mass death sentence handed down,… Read More The Egyptian Mass Death Sentence: When Terrorism Becomes a Catch All
President Obama has authorised the deployment of further US military forces to Uganda to help track notorious rebel warlord, Joseph Kony. Under the War Powers Act, the President informed Congress of the decision on Sunday night as the deployments began. At least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft are scheduled to arrive in the country by the… Read More US Pledges Further Support to Stop Joseph Kony
Barack Obama has given the order to his National Security team to “take all the necessary measures to protect the lives of Americans.” This was announced by an official of the White House, as part of the terrorism-alarm that has risen in Yemen and in many countries of North Africa, the Middle East and Central… Read More Another Attack on the West?
166 detainees, of whom 106 are on hunger strike and 45 of these are on the “enteral feed list”. Guantanamo prisoners keep holding on and enter the 150th day of hunger strike today. Some of them are victims of invasive body searches, as Younous Chekkouri witnessed: “The searches, as they like to call them, are spreading… Read More Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay enters its 150th day