Tag: DUE PROCESS

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Trevor Noah, the World Cup & Tariq Ramadan: the French Connection

It seems “We are all French” is nothing more than a thinly veiled excuse for the dominant culture to be able to strip all others of theirs, writes Sh Zahir Mahmood

Current Affairs Europe Featured France Opinion Politics 10 Min Read

Tariq Ramadan – Where is the Outcry?

"Many prominent Muslim figures did not hesitate to take selfies with him and to put him on their panels and on the advisory boards of their organisations," writes Daniel Haqiqatjou. "And this silence is the thanks he gets?"

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The Windrush scandal is just the tip of the racist iceberg in British politics

Many of MPs lamenting the Windrush scandal supported the legislation that paved the way for it in the first place—the Immigration Act 2014

Current Affairs Europe Featured Opinion Politics Research UK 11 Min Read

Why We Must Reject the ‘Commission for Countering Extremism’

Six reasons why Sara Khan is irrelevant - the existence of a commission countering 'extremism' is the real issue in principle...

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How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb?

How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb? If the Home Secretary, Theresa May were asked for the punchline, she would struggle, not because she doesn’t possess a sense of humour, I’ve heard she has a cracking sense of humour, but because she isn’t able to clarify

America Current Affairs Politics UK US 12 Min Read

Shaker Aamer RELEASED

Many news outlets are reporting the imminent release of Shaker Aamer after more than 13 years in captivity without trial by the USA. It is hoped that he is on a plane said to have left Guantanamo Bay for London only hours ago. The curious case of Shaker Aamer The

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 8 Min Read

I was wrong; the government’s definition of ‘Extremism’ is genius

Reflections on yet another Counter-Extremism Strategy – Part 1 The government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy released in a report yesterday has already provoked a barrage of criticism and ridicule. Again. As expected, numerous rational people have been criticising not only its paradoxical and draconian nature, but the increasingly embarrassing lack of

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK Videos 17 Min Read

“Extremism” Disruption Orders: Protecting freedom by removing it

Introduction That those who wish to do you harm lack the competence to carry out their wishes is something that you might pray for. Recently we have noticed an astonishing lack of sophistication among some neoconservative ideologues and politicians, as if a gift from Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā), suggesting that

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 16 Min Read

Can we trust the judges?

Can we trust the judges? Introduction The alleged increase in the threat of terrorism has led to an erosion of civil liberties. Successive British governments have implemented measures which infringe upon the most basic rights. What is the best method to protect the rights of the individual in an atmosphere

Current Affairs Featured Politics UK 10 Min Read

Goodbye presumption of innocence, hello pre-crime

A decade on from the 7/7 bombings the country is still feeling the effects of the impulsive reaction by the then Labour Government.  The PREVENT Strategy was claimed to be created in response to the 7 July 2005 attacks. The current Conservative Government wished to follow the domestic terrorism policy