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Violence comes home: an interview with Arun Kundnani

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Violence comes home: an interview with Arun Kundnani ~ ARUN KUNDNANI and OPENDEMOCRACY,22 November 2015.

ISIS’s recruits are not corrupted by ideology but by the end of ideology. More radicalisation, in the genuine sense of the word, is the solution, not the problem.

Police in Paris. Demotix/Elyxandro Cegarra. All rights reserved. 

Police in Paris. Demotix/Elyxandro Cegarra. All rights reserved.After the Paris attacks, what are the logical and tragic consequences of war with no geographical limits? Arun Kundnani has studied terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes in the United Kingdom and the United States, and is the author of The Muslims are coming!, published by Verso. In this interview, he unveils and critiques the ramifications of the ‘war on terror’, from the conservative and liberal rhetoric of the intellectuals and commentators who have emerged, to the theories of ‘radicalisation’ which have fuelled counter-terrorism programmes in the west. Only an anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist politics can…

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#ParisAttacks: I will not apologize!

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I will not apologize! ~ Khaled Almaeena, Saudi Gazette, Nov 22, 2015.

I stand with the entire world in condemning the wanton, ruthless and mindless destruction of innocent human lives, but please do not ask me to apologize for something for which I am not responsible. Have the Jews apologized for Netanyahu’s daily massacre of Palestinians? Have the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi apologized for the brutal holocaust inflicted on the Muslims of Myanmar? Has Indian Prime Minister Modi apologized for the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat or the lynching of people alleged to have eaten beef? Have Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz and Bremer apologized for the death of a million Iraqis?

While the world rises up in arms against the cowardly murders of the innocent in Paris, no one protested when over a 100 Turks were blown to bits by Daesh in Ankara.

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#ISLAMOPHOBIA #Racism #Muslims face ‘worsening environment of hate’ in #UK !

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Muslims face ‘worsening environment of hate’ in UK Simon Hooper, AL JAZEERA, 18 Nov 2015. 

Report reveals that abuse, discrimination and the threat of violent assault have become a ‘normal experience’.

London, United Kingdom – British government policies are fuelling a worsening “environment of hate” in which abuse, discrimination, and even the threat of violent assault have become the “normal experience and expectation” for Muslims living in the UK, according to the conclusions of a new report.

The study into the day-to-day experiences of British Muslims, carried out by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), found a sharp rise in the number of people reporting verbal abuse and an increase in the number of physical attacks since the survey was last undertaken in 2010.

Two-thirds of the 1,800 people polled said they had been subjected to verbal abuse, up from 40 percent in 2010, while 82 percent said…

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#VallettaSummit Highlights Discrepancies In #EU, #African Priorities On #Refugee Crisis!

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“I think it is better to invest in people than weapons,” Luxembourg’s prime minister told journalists ahead of a migration summit, highlighting what would be a major point of divergence between European and African representatives in attendance. 

VALLETTA, Malta — The clamor for gas and oil by Western nations, in particular NATO’s destruction of Libya and Syria for access to those resources, has given rise to the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than one million refugees from war-torn nations expected to cross into Europe by the end of the year.

Over half a million refugees had fled to Europe by September, attempting to escape the horrors of Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the terrorist group alternately known as the Islamic State, ISIS, and…

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#RegimeChange: Does the #West want #democracy in the #MiddleEast?

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Does the West want democracy in the Middle East?19 November 2015.

The Paris attacks have once again revealed the West’s bewilderment as to why it is under attack.

In the months after 9/11, Americans asked: “Why do they hate us?”

Today, European politicians, journalists and academics are still searching for an explanation as to why so many young Muslims are being radicalised.

Religion, economic deprivation and Western foreign policy are all put forward as possible drivers of jihadism. The one thing most people can agree on is that the West is unsure how to react to the so-called Islamic State (IS).

The confusion is reflected in the West’s uncertain attitude towards democracy in the Arab world. A few weeks before he ordered the invasion of Iraq in 2003, President George W Bush said that once Saddam Hussein had been toppled, Iraq would become…

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57 Years Ago: US & UK approved using Islamic Extremists to topple Syrian Govt!

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57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government BIOMORPHIC, MAKE WARS HISTORY 

Have the U.S. and Its Allies Intentionally Balkanized Syria Into Smaller Regions?

BBC reportsthat – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government:

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country… by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 [former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom] Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

Map of Syria

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#US and #Saudi armed & funded #ISIS!

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How the US and Saudi Arabia Aided Growth of the Islamic State ~Amy GoodmanAmy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Interview  Tuesday, 17 November 2015.

Two days after the Paris attacks, President Obama met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for a bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Turkey on Sunday. The following day, the Pentagon revealed the US State Department has approved the sale of $1.29 billion in smart bombs to Saudi Arabia for its attack on Yemen. We speak to Abdel Bari Atwan about how the US invasion of Iraq and the Saudi funding of jihadist movements helped the Islamic State grow.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMYGOODMAN: Can you talk about the role of Saudi Arabia? President Obama held a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman at the G20 summit in…

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#TPP Trans Pacific Partnership deal: #Corporations, not nations, call the shots!

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WASHINGTON – One thing has become clear to worker advocates analyzing the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement: if it is enacted as written, it will give corporations and banks a way to undermine or ignore any and all regulations member nations have put in place to protect consumers and workers.

Under the version of the TPP being promoted by the White House, if investors somehow feel that their “expectations” for profit levels are threatened by a signatory nation’s regulations or laws, they could go to an Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) tribunal. The decisions of the tribunal would supersede national laws and could not be appealed.

Through ISDS systems currently being used to enforce trade agreements, corporations have the same power as sovereign governments. Representatives of corporations come…

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#ISIS: “Foreign made bomb” destroyed #Russian plane over #Sinai, #Moscow says!

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“Foreign made bomb” destroyed Russian plane over Sinai, Moscow says ~ Thomas Gaist, World Socialist Web Site, 18 November 2015.

The Russian commercial jetliner brought down over the Sinai in late October was destroyed by a homemade-style, “foreign made” TNT bomb, according to results of a Russian government investigation announced on Monday.

The plane exploded over the Sinai desert after departing from Sharm el-Sheikh, a vacation destination on the Red Sea that is popular with Russian tourists. At 224 dead, the incident represents the most deadly terror attack against Russia since the seizure of a primary school in Beslan by an Islamist terrorist faction in 2004.

Russia’s FSB security agency announced the finding on Tuesday and offered a $50 million reward for information leading to the capture of the perpetrators.

“According to our experts, a homemade explosive device equivalent to 1 kilogram of TNT went off onboard, which caused the plane…

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#ParisAttacks: Another #Muslim statement

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Sheikh Bewley carefully explains context and detail behind the appalling atrocity here.


ta-editorial2 (1)Important clarification touching upon the hubris and moral bankruptcy behind secularism instead of multiculturalism, and the corrosive effects of European post-colonial foreign policy. Taken with the undemocratic trend of domestic policies of assimilation instead of integration, the combined effect is unfair discrimination and denial of equal citizenship for so many causing unmet identity needs, widespread disenfranchisement and downright alienation. Is it any wonder then that some pitifully brainwashed victims are exploited by others with agendas as willing pawns and tools to lash out for more regime-change? 

ParisIslamRing, ring …
Alloo, this is Francoise Hollande …

Hey Frank, how’s everything in Frogland?
Say Frank, this is ISIS.
We did it!

SACRE BLEU! Ve vill attack Syria!
You know, I’m sat here in Assad’s office, right…

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