Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Extremism''
Libya, Western Interests and the Politics of Hypocrisy
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 [...]
The PREVENT agenda: Islamophobia and Myths about Muslim Converts
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 [...]
PREVENT: Welcome to Totalitarian Britain
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” [...]
Islamophobia, Sayeeda Warsi and the rise of Anti-Muslim Hate in Britain
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” [...]
Is the Caliphate an Extreme Islamic goal?
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, [...]