Tag: TERRORISM

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

Africa Current Affairs Egypt Politics 8 Min Read

Nine Steps to Jackassing a Nation

Nine Steps to Jackassing a Nation Part 1 Weather reports are indicating that the Sahara desert is being turned into a huge ice rink. Reports suggest that it has frozen over due to the huge air waves generated by the flock of flying monkeys that have been commuting east for

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

Current Affairs Europe Middle East Politics UK 21 Min Read

Tony Blair declaring war on Islam

Despite the fact that Tony Blair has lost credibility amongst the masses, his Tony Blair Faith Foundation has operations in 30 Middle Eastern and African countries where it exports his thinking and has recently discussed domestic policies which strike a disturbing semblance with existing strategies in place.  As such I

Current Affairs Europe Middle East Politics UK 12 Min Read

Tony Blair: The neocon threat to the world

  Click here to read Part 1: The “Original Neocon” Part 2: Concealing the Machiavellian “Force and Fraud” Deflecting Foreign Policy For Blair, the elephant in the room, Western foreign policy, has little to do with the violence in Iraq. The previously peacefully coexisting Sunnis and Shia are now, post-Iraq

Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 8 Min Read

I refuse to wear a ‘Poppy Hijab’

In the latest attempt at unabashed apologism, some Muslim groups have asked Muslim women to don a ‘Poppy Hijab’ in order to remember the Muslim soldiers that took part in the two world wars. The president of one organisation suggested that these hijabs would  “take attention away from extremists.“ This