A 21st Century Crusade: The rise of the anti-Islam movement in Europe

The organisation Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida by the German acronym) has announced its first UK rally, due to take place on the 28th of February in Newcastle.  In just four months, the group has racked up nearly 160,000 Facebook likes and has staged a number of protests in Germany, some … More A 21st Century Crusade: The rise of the anti-Islam movement in Europe

The United States of America: The Real International Terrorists

On the 9th of December, the US Senate released a report into the interrogation techniques practiced by the CIA in the aftermath of 9/11 and through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Particular attention in the $40 million investigation was lavished on the secretive COBALT detention centre. The ‘techniques’ employed here range from unnecessary rectal feeding … More The United States of America: The Real International Terrorists

Here We Go Again

  MPs in the House of Commons yesterday voted by 524 to 43 in favour of UK airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq. Ladies and gentlemen, here we go again. Barack Obama last week became the fourth successive US President to declare on live television an American bombing campaign in the Iraq region; now, David … More Here We Go Again

Europe 2014 – The Countdown Begins

  Yesterday marked a landmark in the run-up to the European Parliament elections – the one-month-to-go mark, and the beginning of the official campaigning season. On the 22nd of May, the 508 million people of the EU’s 28 Member States will choose their representatives in the world’s only directly elected supranational legislature.   It’s a … More Europe 2014 – The Countdown Begins