Trump: The anti-Islamic Messiah

What do we make of Trump’s comments today to ban ALL Muslims entering the U.S? Does it legitimise Islamaphobia? Is it even ‘un-American’? This isn’t the first time Trump has caused controversy, but it is the first time his comments have made the headlines on the BBC home-pages. Those advocating Trump for Republican leader have dismissively said his … More Trump: The anti-Islamic Messiah

Should France launch air strikes against ISIS after Friday’s attack?

Since Friday there has been heated discussion in the news as to whether France’s bombardment of ISIS strongholds in Syria is justified, and more poignantly whether it is a moral response to the terrorist attack. I’m keen to see what all of you think on the issue because it is something that has divided opinion. … More Should France launch air strikes against ISIS after Friday’s attack?

“Was It A Bomb?” – Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

The plane that crashed over the Sinai on Saturday, killing 224 people on the Metrojet A321 flight has been rumoured by Downing Street to be the result of a bomb explosion carried out by the Islamic State. The crash occurred over Sinai in the North-Western region of Egypt and, today, Downing Street are calling for a … More “Was It A Bomb?” – Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

“Calais Migrants” and the Issues of European Racism

The recent surge of refugees on the European continent has given the sense that something significant is in the midst. With David Cameron overturning his previous stance against asylum and Angela Merkel’s “No Limit” cap for migrants finding sanctuary in Germany, it seems European and Middle Eastern politics have become intimately intertwined. Discussion of the refugees fleeing civil war … More “Calais Migrants” and the Issues of European Racism

“Don’t Let Them Win” – The Fate of Tunisian Tourism

The terrorist attack at the Tunisian resort of Sousse on Friday which has left 27 confirmed deaths, mostly British, has been suggested by government officials and terrorist experts as the most significant attack against Britain since 7/7. The attack like so many other recent terrorist atrocities reflects a main feature of contemporary terrorism: spontaneity. The … More “Don’t Let Them Win” – The Fate of Tunisian Tourism