Police on the Champs Élysées, Paris by Dee McLachlan Yet another (terrorist) attack in France, and the French are becoming exasperated. The “fight against terrorism” has now become a major factor in the forthcoming French election, and an ABC article today claims “Vote for president could reshape Western world.” The people want solutions to radicalization, and […]
The only way to defeat radical extremism is through counter-terrorism and de-radicalization. Every other measure amounts to leading from behind, trying to clean up the mess after the harm has been done. So far, it’s been counter-productive. A major part of radicalized youths today become so online. That is where we have to start from. […]
A few days ago, by phone, I made a long conversation with my mom. At the end of conversation, she suddenly asked me something, “How’s your faith today, my princess?” Then confidently I answered, “My faith is good. Very good, mom” However, I don’t know why after the conversation, I kept thinking about […]
A membership of a gentleman’s club and a dandy lifestyle as the ultimate protest against war, strong islamic rules and the economical crises. In a way Mr. Erbil are the successors of the Effendi movement from the 1920s and 1930s. The result is something that might seen an cultivating materialism but is in fact something […]
Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State, by Nicolas Hénin, Martin Makinson (Translation) MY RATING: 3/5 Stars FTC NOTICE: Purchased Book REVIEW: (Spoiler Alert) I admit it—I judged this book by its cover! Its title “Jihad Academy” in bold, all capital letters piqued my interest. The top section of the front cover read, “A former […]
At The Walrus, Nadim Roberts profiles a Canadian imam who is working to counter radicalization with knowledge.