An ‘international’ tribunal for ISIS fighters?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 26, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Today, Nuremberg could be a style, if not the template, for establishing a proper trial process for 21st-century crimes against humanity. Sweden has begun moves to establish an international tribunal to try Islamic State (ISIS) fighters for crimes they are suspected of having committed in Iraq and Syria. The moves, however, have been limited to … Continue reading “An ‘international’ tribunal for ISIS fighters?”

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Like Sweden, Finland has its Muslim-bashing populists

by Rashmee

Posted on September 16, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


The rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats, who are hostile to Muslims and migrants, is mirrored in Finland, Sweden’s neighbour to the east. Finland, too, has an authentically populist political party with a nasty message for immigrants of non-European, non-Christian heritage. Like Swedes, Finns have elections on their minds. Finnish voters will go to the … Continue reading “Like Sweden, Finland has its Muslim-bashing populists”

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Is Sweden’s new foreign policy ‘feminist’ or just pointlessly undiplomatic?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2015


So foreign minister Margot Wallström was rather undiplomatic in March about the way Saudi Arabia handles human rights issues. She was promptly blocked from speaking about democracy and women’s rights at an Arab League conference in Cairo. Ms Wallstrom’s government went on to scrap a major arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Riyadh and Abu Dhabi recalled their … Continue reading “Is Sweden’s new foreign policy ‘feminist’ or just pointlessly undiplomatic?”

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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