Coronavirus kills the ISIS threat as the terrorist group issues travel advice for Europe?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2020


The unfolding coronavirus crisis has elements of the surreal. Consider this. ** ISIS has issued travel advice to its members: terrorists should avoid Europe, the new epicentre of the virus, according to the World Health Organisation. The brutal extremist group’s Al Naba newsletter warned that the “healthy should not enter the land of the epidemic … Continue reading “Coronavirus kills the ISIS threat as the terrorist group issues travel advice for Europe?”

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Incarcerating jihadists ‘forever’ could run into logistical quicksand

by Rashmee

Posted on February 9, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


It’s a conundrum. There may not be a single solution to the threat of terrorists re-offending. Britain has declared a war on terrorists. It is only marginally better than US President George W. Bush’s “war on terror.” Unlike the United States, which has fought since 9/11 against an abstract noun, Britain will wage war against … Continue reading “Incarcerating jihadists ‘forever’ could run into logistical quicksand”

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The terrible link between jihadists and Islamophobes

by Rashmee

Posted on June 23, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


In her book “Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists,” human rights campaigner Joan Smith makes the case that “there is a close link between private and public violence.” What do jihadists and right-wing killers have in common other than the fact they committed an act of public violence? Is there an unsuspected … Continue reading “The terrible link between jihadists and Islamophobes”

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Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. So, why didn’t it work with the Christchurch shooter?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2019


Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. So, why didn’t it work with the man who killed 50 people in New Zealand last Friday (March 15)? The man, from small-town Australia, seems to have been a right explorer, travelling across western and eastern Europe, Pakistan, Turkey, even North Korea. There’s something about the whole story … Continue reading “Travel is supposed to broaden the mind. So, why didn’t it work with the Christchurch shooter?”

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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