The motivations of the Christchurch mosque shooter

In the wake of last Friday’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, commentators have sought to understand what drove the alleged perpetrator, 28 year old Australian Brenton Tarrant, to commit such a heinous act of barbarity. Ghassan Hage writes that...

Debate on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party pulls in British Muslims

The debate around anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is continuing unabated, with many of the nine MPs who have recently left the Labour party to form the Independent Party stating that how anti-Semitism is being dealt with by the leadership has contributed to their...

German-Saudi relations on the rocks over weapons sales, missionary activities

Germany has prolonged a temporary ban on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia until the end of March. While the question of whether to sell arms to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East has sprung...

Christchurch mosque shootings designed to stoke political tensions; reveal extreme ideological fault line

Last Friday much of the world woke to the news of two shootings at two separate mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Those shootings left 50 worshippers dead and 40 injured. Of...

Defenders of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar manage to change Congress resolution intended to rebuke her

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar has been under intense scrutiny for her outspoken views regarding the United States’ relationship with Israel. In early February, she suggested on twitter that money from pro-Israel lobbying firms was the reason...

Decathlon’s renouncement of the runners’ hijab: the latest French veil controversy

On 27thof February, Decathlon, the leading French sport company has announced via its spokesperson, the withdrawal from sales of its latest product, a hijabfor runners. This product has created a massive controversy in France,...

Muslim figures within Conservative Party are fighting Islamophobia within with little support

Fourteen members of the Conservative Party have been suspended after making comments on a Facebook group that included “turf all Muslims out of public office”, “send home” and that Muslims are “here to...

The refusal to allow return of Islamic State runaways Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana...

Comparisons are inevitably being made between Shamima Begum, the British 19 year old who fled Britain when she was 15 to join the Islamic State (IS), and Hoda Muthana, a 24-year-old who travelled to...

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