Bodyguard shows drama cannot be truly subversive unless those creating it are

The controversial ending to The Bodyguard has divided opinions, Tashmia Owen explains why so many people felt disappointed (spoilers) Read More

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Scapegoating Sikhs in India and abroad

Shuranjeet Singh Takhar unpacks the harmful tropes of ‘Sikh terrorism’ by reflecting on the local and global discrimination of Sikhs. Read More

Garissa University Attack 1 Year On: Not Just a Number, Not Just a Hashtag

by Samira Sawlani  2nd April 2015, Garissa University College, Kenya. It should have been a normal day, one of corridors brimming with individuals rushing to classes, lecture theatres filled with the noise of chatter and students preparing to wind down for Easter. However, 2nd April 2015 will never be looked upon as a normal day… Read More

ISIS doesn’t care if your name is Tom, Fleur or Mohammed

by Raf  Please don’t let this act of terrorism be ISIS related, please don’t let the perpetrators turn out to be Muslim. I hope my visibly Muslim mother is okay using public transport in London today. Should I tell her to forego work? She can’t not go though, vulnerable people rely on her to provide… Read More

How to become a famous “Terrorist Expert” on social media

by Elijah J. Magnier  This article first appeared today on Elijah’s site and is republished here with his permission. Whether you are a bored, retired civil servant, a journalist, a blogger, or just a young enthusiastic ambitious person looking for fame, here’s all you have to do to present yourself as a Terrorist Expert: If… Read More

Bombings, Bereavement and the Avoidance of Blame

Why does the West care when it does? by Nandini In 1992 Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man was published, in which he claimed that history had reached its endpoint with the demise of the Cold War: Western liberal democracy had won the Grand Final of ideological battles on the path… Read More

France, Terrorism and the Dual Nationality Drama

by Iman Amrani This week the French National Assembly voted to back Hollande’s proposal to strip convicted binational terrorists of their French nationality. The debate has become so divisive that two weeks ago, French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigned after publicly disagreeing with the President and it continues to dominate the French headlines as it looks… Read More

Is there a role for the Diaspora in tackling Boko Haram?

by Yemisi Adegoke There are a million ways to define the term Diaspora. I like Jennifer Brickerhoff’s definition best. She describes it as ‘the psychological belonging to a collective culture, homeland or hostland. It holds true to me. Whenever  the ‘what are you?’ question popped up, the answer was always ‘Nigerian.’ That’s how I felt.… Read More