BY ASGHAR KHAN There are some in the British Muslim community and some on the Left who have been angered by the Defence Secretary’s statement to the Daily Mail this week. Gavin Williamson said: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He told the newspaper: “I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever … Continue reading Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words
BY DR MILS HILLS As an anthropologist, I’m always fascinated by how people think about the ‘Other’, those people who are not like us. In the context of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks in Europe (and beyond) I hope that I’m not the only one troubled by the low quality of academic and journalistic analysis and rhetoric around a particular feared other: the terrorist. … Continue reading The Cancer of Terrorism
BY ASGHAR KHAN With ISIS on the retreat and soon to be taking their last stand in Syria, one wonders how they will be recollected by History. It seems inevitable now that their so-called Islamic state will shortly be eviscerated. Certainly, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (otherwise known as Daesh, ISIL and by a whole string of other names) will be remembered … Continue reading How will ISIS be Remembered?