Strasbourg doesn’t change the glad truth that terrorist attacks are declining

by Rashmee

Posted on December 15, 2018


The attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market earlier this week (Tuesday, December 11) was a shock in more ways than one. Not just because of the sudden assault on a city that promotes itself as the capital of Christmas but because terrorist attacks have been declining around the world. That’s true – both as a statistical … Continue reading “Strasbourg doesn’t change the glad truth that terrorist attacks are declining”

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Sufism’s tragedy is how imperfectly it is understood today

by Rashmee

Posted on December 3, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Before Egypt, it was Pakistan. In South Asia’s most populous Muslim country, for more than a decade, militants have been picking off worshippers at shrines dedicated to Sufi poets and pirs or spiritual guides. They have killed dozens at a time, leaving a bloody gash along paths normally strewn with red rose petals. In February, … Continue reading “Sufism’s tragedy is how imperfectly it is understood today”

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Iraq. Bangladesh…Are some countries second-class triggers of global grief?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 11, 2016


Some countries are second-class triggers of global grief. It’s true, for all that we pretend to care equally about everyone all the time. Anne Barnard, The New York Times’s Beirut bureau chief, recently wrote about some people’s outrage that there was insufficient global outrage about last week’s deaths in Iraq, Turkey, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. Those … Continue reading “Iraq. Bangladesh…Are some countries second-class triggers of global grief?”

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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