Author Archives: Cross Post

British authorities are not equipped to deal with jihadis returning from ISIS

This is a cross-post by Khadija Khan from Sedaa In 2004 the British government secured the release of Jamal Udeen al-Harith from Guantanamo Bay, after strenuous diplomacy with the Americans who had captured him in Pakistan, where he was believed to be an al-Qaeda operative. Al-Harith carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq in 2017 after joining

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Shamima Begum was a minor when she travelled to Syria but she must face the consequences of her actions

This is a cross post from SEDAA by Tehmina Kazi Of all the reprehensible things said by jihadi bride Shamima Begum in her notorious Times interview, what sticks out the most is her callous indifference to seeing “severed heads in bins” in ISIS territory, “because they were enemies of Islam.” In a follow-up interview with

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Dying Democracy? Defending Our Freedom in the Face of Corrosive Hatred

This is the text of an address by Dr Charlotte Knobloch at the delivered at the joint symposium between Cumberland Lodge and CCJ: Democracy in Crisis? Moral and Spiritual Resistance Democracy in Crisis? Moral and Spiritual Resistance Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for your invitation, and for the opportunity to speak to you today.

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A Grand Betrayal

This is a cross post from Catherine Lafferty Sometimes a grand betrayal serves as a mirror of truth, revealing that a person or institution has travelled so far from its origins that it has become something altogether different. The pact signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov in the summer of 1939 is a

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Google, Mend and the Extremist Badlands

This is a cross post by European Eye on Radicalization Let Me Google That For You Internet companies must do more to counter extremism online, politicians across Europe insist. Nothing is both so easily said and so difficult to define with precision and accomplish widely and effectively. Stakeholders are dealing with vast torrents of data,

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Is the Labour Party institutionally racist?

This is a cross post by Professor Glen O’Hara from Public Policy and the Past Is the UK Labour party institutionally anti-Semitic? Almost unbelievably, that has become a real live matter of public debate over the last few months – a development that previous generations of Labour activists and members could scarcely have imagined. Once upon a

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Vaccine Dezinformatsiya

Anthony Cox Should you spend time arguing with anti-vaccine lobby on the internet? After all, someone is always wrong on the internet and duty calls. A paper analysing a retrospective set of 1.8 million tweets suggests caution is required.1  David Broniatowski and colleagues examined vaccine-related tweets in this sample, and compared how normal users posted vaccine messages

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