#CoupKluxKlan. The headline that said it all came from India

by Rashmee

Posted on January 15, 2021


The nuanced way the world understood Donald Trump’s racially charged call to a mob to march on the US Capitol is best summed up in one headline. It was splashed across the frontpage of The Times of India, my old employer. “Coup Klux Klan”, said TOI, in reference to the troubling motivations of the pro-Trump … Continue reading “#CoupKluxKlan. The headline that said it all came from India”

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The white jihadist peril is with us

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


White nationalism is seen to be validated by the rhetoric of powerful politicians, not least the US president, Hungary’s prime minister and Italy’s deputy prime minister. After the thwarted gun attack August 10 on a mosque in Norway, an American cartoon from a few days earlier seems acutely perceptive and seriously unfunny. “Can you step … Continue reading “The white jihadist peril is with us”

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White extremism could be the plotline for a Hollywood blockbuster

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


The United States has a serious problem with white nationalist extremism, one so acute that lawmakers can’t even talk about it, let alone seek law-and-order solutions. Consider the April 9 US congressional committee hearing on the rise of white nationalism. It was called as an expression of genuine concern about the rise of white supremacist … Continue reading “White extremism could be the plotline for a Hollywood blockbuster”

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White nationalism is a global problem

by Rashmee

Posted on March 25, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the world’s response to the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques should not be “in terms of boundaries… I would make that a global call.” She is right. Ethno-nationalist terrorism is as global a problem as jihadism. Militant white nationalism and militant Islamism affect people across the planet — just … Continue reading “White nationalism is a global problem”

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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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After Christchurch, the world must recognise that white males can be terrorists too

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2019 / The National


The far-right is responsible for a huge proportion of extremist killings in the West. Yet these acts are rarely described as what they are. This must stop now Within hours of the Christchurch massacre, a question was posed on Twitter: “What term should be used for white male terrorism?” It sounded like an innocent enough query, … Continue reading “After Christchurch, the world must recognise that white males can be terrorists too”

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Trump on South Africa shows poisonous mess he’s serving up on presidential china

by Rashmee

Posted on August 25, 2018


South Africa has hit back at Donald Trump’s dangerous, false, racist and race-baiting comment about white farmers being wrongly dispossessed, but here’s what’s clear: The current US president will target – for cynical domestic political reasons – anywhere and everywhere that there is either a mixed white and black population and/or, a Christian community. Mr … Continue reading “Trump on South Africa shows poisonous mess he’s serving up on presidential china”

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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