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11 Jan 2022 | Law Enforcement| Military| Policy/Law| Politics

20 years of Guantánamo: a symbol of injustice, abuse, and disregard for the rule of law

On January 11, 2002, the first individuals arrived at the Guantánamo Bay Military Prison. In the twenty years since the establishment of the prison, a total of 780 Muslim men and boys have passed through the prison, with over 98% never being charged with a crime. In the two decades since its founding, only two prisoners have ever been convicted. read the complete article

31 Aug 2020 | Individuals| Organizations

Facebook’s failure to tackle hate speech online has real world consequences

An August 14th article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that top Facebook policy executives in India failed to remove hate speech promoted by Hindu nationalists despite the content being “flagged internally for promoting violence.”... read the complete article

22 Dec 2020 | Organizations| Politics

Islamophobia in 2020: COVID-19 and conspiracy theories

2020 will be remembered as the year a novel coronavirus circulated all corners of the earth resulting in death, widespread panic, and the near shutdown of the international community. The global pandemic waged havoc across... read the complete article

08 Feb 2021 | Policy/Law

For Sri Lanka’s Muslims, discrimination even in death

It’s been over a year since the first strain of COVID-19 was discovered in Wuhan, China. Since then, the novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the world with over two million individuals losing their lives,... read the complete article

19 Nov 2020 | Law Enforcement| Military| Policy/Law

Xinjiang and Kristallnacht in Austria: Freedom of Religion Under Threat

On November 9 of this year, the Austrian government commemorated Kristallnacht of 1938—known as the “Night of the Broken Glass”—a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria that took place on... read the complete article

08 Oct 2019 | Law Enforcement| Policy/Law

What’s an alternative to the U.K.’s counterterrorism policy?

It’s been 18 years since the United States launched the global “war on terror,” an endless and borderless war aimed at eliminating “terrorism.” Following the deadly September 11th attacks, then-President George Bush called for a campaign to find, stop, and defeat “every terrorist group of global reach.” He made it clear that this Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), as it came to be known, would be like any other wars, involving “far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes,” and gave an ultimatum to the international community: “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” read the complete article


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