Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Extremism''
Fahad Ansari The concept of jihad has never been an easy one to grapple with for British Muslims with various groups and individuals exploiting the language to justify all sorts of actions as diverse as fasting [...]
The liberation of Libya from Gaddafi illustrates how Western interests define the labels of freedom fighter or terrorist amongst allies and enemies. Today, the brave and deeply Islamic people of Libya, who have brought down the [...]
Given that I specialise in non-Muslim Britons who convert to Islam, I was particularly interested in chapter 10, verse 159 of the Revised Prevent Strategy which states that ‘people who convert may initially be [...]
The British Home Secretary Theresa May’s performance in the House of Commons on June 7th to announce the publication of its review of the Labour government’s controversial “PREVENT” program proved the adage “old habits die hard” [...]
Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi has argued that Islamophobia is now seen by many as normal and uncontroversial in a speech to the University of Leceister. She also says that describing Muslims as either “moderate” or “extremist” [...]
The word ‘extreme’ only takes on meaning when defined against some benchmark. ‘Extreme’ weather is a serious departure from a normal, expected climate; extremely hot or cold water is defined as such when compared against, say, [...]