Bad jihadists make for good politics

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


No Western politician wants to be responsible for bringing potentially dangerous radicals home and he or she will say it as loudly as possible. The unsurprising thing about the Jack Letts case is that Britain isn’t taking the Oxford-born-and-bred former Islamic State fighter return. What’s surprising is the bitter public row that erupted between close … Continue reading “Bad jihadists make for good politics”

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After Baghouz, what do you do with ISIS families?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 17, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Baghouz, the last redoubt of the Islamic State (ISIS), may be about to fall but the real battle against the extremist group may continue for years. It will revolve around an ethically difficult and strategically important question: What to do with the families of ISIS fighters? This is a global cohort. Women and children linked … Continue reading “After Baghouz, what do you do with ISIS families?”

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Revoking citizenship is not an answer to ISIS returnee question

by Rashmee

Posted on February 24, 2019


Britain has answered US President Donald Trump’s call for European countries to take back their nationals from among the 800 Islamic State (ISIS) fighters captured in Syria. Britain deprived Shamima Begum, the teenage wife of a Dutch ISIS fighter, of her citizenship. In the process, the United Kingdom may have created a bigger problem than … Continue reading “Revoking citizenship is not an answer to ISIS returnee question”

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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