Labour MPs at SWP Jamborees

The Labour Party is, as Keir Starmer has said, under new management. A grand clear-out of activists who were emboldened and empowered during the Corbyn era is underway. In the last couple of days, two officers of the Liverpool Wavertree Party have been expelled. One of those given his marching orders was Kevin Bean, secretary
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Religious Organisations and Migrant Integration: The Benefits of Multi-Religious Collaboration

For vulnerable migrants and refugees, arrival in the host society ought to signify the start of a more stable and positive existence. Yet in reality, it throws up a plethora of issues, from the inability to find secure employment to the social isolation that comes with being alone in an unfamiliar country.  With statutory support
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What China is Doing to the Uyghurs is not Counter Extremism 

The unrest created by the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a global uptick in terrorism carried out by both state and non-state actors. But not in China. The Communist Party propagandists regularly claim that their security policies have resulted in zero terrorist attacks since 2017. Because of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) characteristic lack of
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Reflection on 9/11 

Ahead of the nineteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in America, I am reminded of how far Americans and the global world have come since that horrific incident that killed almost 3,000 innocent people in the United States. We must also remember that similar atrocities and acts of terrorism remain a daily occurrence for ordinary
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Oh Miqdaad!

Given that everybody else has been doing so, I feel I ought to say something about the strange campaign that Miqdaad Versi is currently running against the reporting of the fact that two members of the public spotted the Manchester Bomber, Salman Abedi, praying in the foyer of a pop concert, prior to detonating his
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My name is Rahima Mahmut,

This is a speech delivered by Rahima Mahmut during Maajid Nawaz’s silent protest. An edited version appeared in the Jewish Chronicle. My name is Rahima Mahmut, I was born in Ghulja, in the north of what was East Turkistan.  On February the 5th 1997, people in my Home Town of Ghulja took to the streets
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Why Do Anti-Racists Give China a Free Pass?

This is a cross post from Areo Magazine Since the appalling killing of George Floyd in late May and the nationwide protests that followed, a growing number of Americans have been calling for a national reckoning on race. In addition to calls for lawmakers to address the racial disparity in instances of police brutality, attention
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Huawei, Jesus College and Me

In recent weeks, we have witnessed intense public scrutiny of Huawei, its links to British universities, and its role in modernising British telecommunications. This attention has culminated in the government’s decision to introduce a ban on Huawei 5G equipment.  Much of the focus has been on national security. The concern is that reliance on Huawei
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Toward a New Middle East

The Middle East is facing an information problem. There are approximately 420 million Arabic speakers in the world, and yet some estimates suggest that only 0.7% to 0.9% of the internet exists in Arabic. According to the United Nations’ Arab Human Development Report (2003), the number of books translated into Arabic in the last 1,200
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“Islamist” or what?

The Times carries an article today which reports that the police are currently pondering dropping the terms “Islamist terrorism” and “jihadist” as a descriptive term for attacks by those who claim Islam as their motive. I am quoted in that article: David Toube, of the counterextremism think tank Quilliam, who attended, told The Times: “People
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