January 7, 2020
The case to embrace diversity: bigoted populism will not help the UK [NATIONAL]

January 7, 2020 In the aftermath of the crushing Labour defeat in the UK in December 2019, a race is about to begin to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the party. This race will indicate the direction in which leftwing British politics will be headed and one issue is likely to dominate: multiculturalist citizenship […]

January 7, 2020
How to respond morally to the assassination of Qassem Soleimani [ABC]

January 7, 2020 The assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani — the Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force and one of the most prominent figures in Iran’s political establishment — by the United States last week is one of those moments when the pretences that usually veil the West’s dealings with the wider Arab world […]

December 27, 2019
The unfinished business of the Arab Spring uprisings [GLOBE AND MAIL]

December 27, 2019 H.A. Hellyer is a senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nine years ago, the Arab world began to see the simmering of uprisings, beginning in Tunisia, and then continuing eastward. The common narrative is that most of those uprisings led to catastrophe and […]

December 16, 2019
Islamophobia Is Boris Johnson’s Problem Now [FOREIGN POLICY]

December 16, 2019 “What would you do to get the hate out of politics?” a British citizen asked Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn a week before the Dec. 12 U.K. election, during a BBC debate. It was a legitimate question to put to both of them, as the leaders of the two major British national […]

December 9, 2019
Whoever wins the British election must fight the rise of hate and bigotry [NATIONAL]

December 9, 2019 This week, the British people go to the ballot box – the third time in four years, and the second time since the Brexit referendum advisory vote in 2016. It is one where the discourse of bigotry in the public arena is a major concern. That is why the two main contenders […]

December 5, 2019
Are Muslims commanded to deceive? Why Melanie Phillips should know better [ABC]

December 5, 2019 The representation of religion in mainstream media often leaves a great deal to be desired. The level of religious literacy, generally speaking, is rather poor; but when it comes to Islam, it is often abysmal. Of course, when the media outlet in question is a respectable one, it is reasonable to expect […]

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