Tag: COUNTER-TERRORISM

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 7 Min Read

#ToddlerTerror: How to Spot a Terrorist Toddler

In a seemingly desperate attempt to flog the dead horse, PREVENT, the Home Secretary Theresa MayCarthy has done something remarkable. Again. Under the proposed new Counter Terrorism and Security (CTS) bill she is trying to get through parliament to get even more powers of arbitrary arrest, detention, passport confiscation and

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Politics Special UK 13 Min Read

David Cameron’s outrageous speech reveals much

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95o-EPjSUus#t=12 On 19 December 2014, the Prime Minister of Britain hosted a reception in Downing Street to mark the Jewish festival of Chanukah 2014. It is one of the most stomach-churning speeches you will ever hear and reminiscent of William Gladstone’s views of Catholicism. Shortly after the end of his

America Christmas Current Affairs Europe Politics Seasonal Reminders UK US 11 Min Read

An Alternative Christmas Message

An Alternative Christmas Message: The ummah's first extradition request Living in the western world, we sometimes fall into the trap of thinking of rights and due process only within the context of an international framework established through key documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Often by doing so,

Current Affairs General Islamic Thought Propagation 13 Min Read

“Terrorists threaten to overthrow Pharaoh!”

Today's Pharaonic labelling system Mūsa (ʿalayhi al-Salām) returns to Egypt from Madyan. Informed by his lord that he has been chosen for a huge mission, Mūsa is set to confront the evil Pharaoh, the man who transgresses all boundaries set by Allāh. His task: to go with his brother Hārūn,

Current Affairs Iraq Middle East Politics Syria US 8 Min Read

Guantanamo Bay: Oxygen for ISIS

In light of the CIA Torture Report said to be declassified today, Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE examines the use of the iconic orange jumpsuits from the detainees in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib to the hostages kept by the Islamic State. Islamic State's tactics have been taken directly from

Current Affairs Politics US 15 Min Read

Why can the US get away with torture?

The 10th of December marked Human Rights Day. And what better way to commemorate such a profound celebration than to frequent the achievements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' key drafter, the United States of America. Incidentally, a report was released this same week by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

Current Affairs Politics US 13 Min Read

CIA Torture Report: just the tip of the iceberg

In the aftermath of the Senate’s damning report on the barbaric, inhumane interrogation techniques used by the CIA, it has been proven to the world that corruption and evil exists at the very highest levels. The Senate’s report on CIA torture or rather the “executive summary” which has been declassified

Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 16 Min Read

MayCarthyism: is Britain becoming a police state?

Mass hysteria has reared its ugly head many times over the course of history. Hitler worked enough people into a frenzy to justify the mass murder of Jews. Nelson Mandela, known by all as peaceful, was unlawfully detained for decades because a few white racists felt threatened by him. You

Babar Ahmad Current Affairs Europe Politics Special UK US 7 Min Read

My Son Is Not a Terrorist But He Was Terrorised

This week marked the 11th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever. On 2 December 2003, my son Babar Ahmad was accused by the Metropolitan Police of being an al-Qaeda terrorist, an allegation made after officers brutally assaulted him and mocked his religion. It took over five years

Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 6 Min Read

Sweden does not need new Terror Laws

Fahad Ansari, Human Rights lawyer and Caseworker for CAGE writes this piece - first published in Sweden's second largest evening newspaper - on CAGE's views on Swedish counter terror policy. With a renowned record for dealing with crime, Fahad questions their intentions to move towards policies similar to those adopted