Tag Archives: Terrorism

Islamic State: the ‘caliphate’ is off the map for now, but will evolve in dangerous ways

Harout Akdedian, Central European University The so-called Islamic State (IS) recently lost its last remnant of territory in Syria, but observers were quick to remind the world that the war against the organisation is far from over. What then does this loss of territorial control actually mean for IS? At its height, the self-proclaimed “caliphate” controlled an estimated 34,000 square …

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Why we did it: the Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab

Muslim women and children in Lamu in north east Kenya. Al-Shabaab’s recruitment of female members is most evident in coastal and north eastern counties. Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen, Technical University of Mombasa The direct involvement of women and girls in terrorism has attracted increased interest as the nature of recruitment …

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Islamophobia in western media is based on false premises

Islamophobia in the media fed the support for the proposed Muslim travel ban. Here, a protestor holds an “End Islamophobia” sign at a rally opposing the ban at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. (Shutterstock) Stuart Chambers, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to …

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Pourquoi le sport est devenu une cible pour les islamistes

William Gasparini, Université de Strasbourg Selon une information révélée par Le Parisien le 18 octobre 2020, Abdoullakh Anzorov, l’assassin du professeur Samuel Paty à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, avait fréquenté un club de lutte. En 2017, dans ce même club, des dérives communautaires avaient été signalées, notamment des prières dans les vestiaires ou des pressions sur les tenues vestimentaires des jeunes femmes licenciées. Placée …

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Canada needs a plan to bring home the children of jihadists

Samira, originally from Belgium, walks with her son in Camp Roj in northern Syria. Her French husband is imprisoned for links to the Islamic State. She has tried to return to Belgium, where she says she wants to reintegrate into society, but their repatriation has sparked controversy. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) Lydie C. Belporo, Université de Montréal The children live in …

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