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After Cage: 10 Steps to Prevent Radicalization

After Cage: 10 Steps to Prevent Radicalization

  • March 09, 2015
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I’m grateful to the British media and political establishment for the rigorous, balanced, and honest debate that has taken place over the last week, which has enlightened me about the true objectives of the Muslim advocacy organization Cage.

I now understand that Cage’s purpose was not to defend Muslims who have been unjustly imprisoned or harassed...

Solidarity with Cage

  • February 28, 2015
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What do the British media and government do, when presented with the possibility that the transformation of a British Muslim into the latest ‘face of terror’ may have been partly due to his treatment at the hands of the security forces?     Essentially 4 things: a) Completely ignore any evidence that might support such...

Jihadi John: The Man Behind the Mask

Jihadi John: The Man Behind the Mask

  • February 27, 2015
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So now we know the identity of  the smug executioner with the black balaclava and the knife who murdered James Foley, and the British media and politicians are struggling to understand how a boy who once liked S-Club 7 and wanted to be a footballer became a ‘monster’.

I don’t pretend to have an explanation for...

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I’m a writer, campaigner and journalist.  My latest book is The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination (New Press/Hurst, 2018).  The Infernal Machine is where I write on politics, history, cinema and other things that interest me.

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