Ripostes: When it comes to ISIL/Daesh, ideology is important, but context is critical – Maria W. Norris

By Myriam Francois|December 8, 2015|Ripostes|0 comments

Maria W. Norris is a PhD candidate and a teacher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her PhD is on the UK counter-terrorism strategy since 9/11 and its relationship with identity. She tweets as @MariaWNorris. Mostaque’s post highlighting the importance of Isil’s ideology is timely and important. As a nihilistic death cult intent on taking the Middle East back to an Islamic ‘year zero’, there is no

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Ideas Hub: Emad Mostaque on “Daesh and the “Islamicisation” of Supremacism”

By Myriam Francois|December 1, 2015|Ideas Hub|2 comments

Emad Mostaque is the CEO of Ananas, an organisation working on using technology to eliminate extremism and build stronger communities. He is also an investment strategist focusing on geopolitics at Ecstrat. He tweets @EMostaque After the spate of recent terror attacks by Daesh, the Arabic acronym for the so-called “Islamic State”, the question of why they carry out these heinous acts and how we can stop them has resurfaced. While there are

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Speaker’s Corner: “10 years on from 7/7 – a good time to rethink our fight against terrorism” by Nohoudh PhD scholar Mohammed Abdul Aziz

By Myriam Francois|July 29, 2015|Speaker's Corner|0 comments

The following blog is a response by Nohoudh PhD scholar Mohammed Abdul Aziz to the Daily Mirror article, published on July 6th 215, entitled “UK terror attacks are inevitable and there’s nothing we can do to stop them, warn spy chiefs” which claimed that a “Mirror survey reveals up to 1.5 million Britons could be supporters of Islamic State”:    10 years on from 7/7 – a good time to rethink our fight

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