The Islamisation of radicalism and the glamour of violence

By Dr Rachel Bloul Western societies seem to have discovered with a revulsion mixed with (feigned?) surprise the fact that some of its Muslim youth are not only attracted to, but participating in, Daesh [also known as ISIS] terrorism, willing to commit suicide bombing and to kill ‘innocent civilians’. Explanations usually borrow from two theories… Read More The Islamisation of radicalism and the glamour of violence

From The Conversation: Australia changes war rules and set to continue Syria bombings

– ADF set to hit more Islamic State targets under legal change Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The rules of engagement for Australian forces fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be widened, with a proposed change in the law giving them legal power to target all parts of the armed organisation. Prime… Read More From The Conversation: Australia changes war rules and set to continue Syria bombings