Post Tagged with: "terrorism"

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

The Indian state and its counter-productive counter-terrorism

The Indian state and its counter-productive counter-terrorism

Earlier this week, the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) special court discharged the eight accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case. In 2012, Mohammed Aamir Khan was acquitted in 18 cases of terrorism after being behind bars for 14 long years, charged with masterminding 20 bomb blasts in and […]

by × 06 May 2016 ×

BSG Students, Security and conflict

Place des Martyrs - Martelaarsplaats, Brussels, Belgium. Source: Flickr

A time for European solidarity

I am Franco-Belgian. Tonight, March 22nd 2016, I am #BruxellesAttacks #IkBenBelge, when on November 13th 2015 I was #JeSuisParis and on January 7th 2015 #JeSuisCharlie. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims – 33 deaths and over 200 injured – and their families, to the Belgians, to my […]

by × 24 March 2016 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Muslim children in New York City supporting Park51. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Walking in fear as a Muslim

A 12-year-old girl is beaten at school in New York, is called “ISIS” and nearly has her hijab torn off by her classmates. A 16-year-old Somali American dies in a fall from a six-story building in Seattle that his family and the Muslim community in the city suspect was the […]

by × 14 December 2015 ×

BSG Alumni, Security and conflict

Men praying at the Blue Mosque (or Shrine of Hazrat Ali) in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Will moderate Muslims please stand up?

Each time a terror attack carried out by Muslim militants wrecks a Western country, Muslims from across the world take to electronic and social media to condemn the horrific act, dissociate themselves from the perpetrators and defend Islam as a religion of peace. Despite these condemnations, moderate Muslims have neither […]

by × 23 November 2015 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Demonstration
in Hamburg, Germany the day after the attacks in Paris. Photo by Rasande Tyskar on Flickr.

Humanitarian innovation: Lasting solutions to big challenges?

Unprecedented numbers of migrants made their way across the Mediterranean in 2015. While policymakers argue about how best to respond, a bottom up social movement has flourished. From the Refugees Welcome website, dubbed Airbnb for refugees, to coding schools for refugees, innovators are using technology to ease pressures on services. […]

by × 20 November 2015 ×

BSG Alumni, Security and conflict

Air strike in Sana'a, September 2015. Source: Wikimedia commons.

Yemen is shattered and peace seems a long way off. The world can’t just watch on

“For us, the future is lost. There is no hope.” That’s what Ali Ahmad told BBC interviewers who were trying to find out what life was like under the current war in Yemen. Ali comes from Taiz, a governorate that has for months been under siege by the militias of […]

by × 22 October 2015 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Peshawar school attack: Will it be a turning point in the war against terrorism?

Peshawar school attack: Will it be a turning point in the war against terrorism?

Welcome to Denialistan and Contradictionistan. Yes, all this has happened in the “land of the pure” and there are no signs of it coming to an end in the near future. Will this prove to be the turning point in the war against extremism and terrorism? At least, I am not optimistic. Here are my reasons.

by × 17 December 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Map of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan.

Pakistan – an opportunity to take a broader approach?

MPP student Rafiullah Kakar reflects upon the recent military offensive of the Pakistani government against the Taliban in the North-West of the country, which has forced almost half a million people to flee their homes. For Rafiullah, the military operation should just be the beginning of a broader approach.

by × 30 June 2014 ×