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

How Social Media is changing the feminist landscape in the Middle East

LET’S TALK ABOUT FEMINISM…   Feminism can be broadly defined as an ideology that strives for equality between men and women. It holds that women should be treated as intellectual and social equals to men and have the same rights, same pay, same contribution to society. Though feminism now is generally seen as a women’s-only… Read More How Social Media is changing the feminist landscape in the Middle East