The thin line between free speech and hate speech

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


When does free speech become hate speech? And when does hate speech become dangerous? Touchy questions but do not go looking for answers in the remarkable saga of Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders. Hav­ing made a political career out of intemperate remarks focused on immigrants and Islam, Wilders is set to challenge even the … Continue reading “The thin line between free speech and hate speech”

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After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2016


The British police are yet to conclusively pronounce on the motivation for MP Jo Cox’s murder. But if, as has been reported, her assailant yelled “Britain First” while he shot and stabbed the woman who worked for human rights and her West Yorkshire constituents, this is a moment to pause. If Thomas Mair, who is … Continue reading “After Jo Cox’s murder let’s pause & ask ourselves: Can words become weapons?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK