Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has finally been departed from Britain to Jordan, to stand trial on terrorism charges. Last month he finally gave into the British legal system, accepting deportation after nearly a decade long fight against extradition, which cost the UK tax payer £1.7m ($2.5m). However, while right wing groups such as UKIP, BNP and the EDL are celebrating the good news, was the trial and extradition really justified? Read the rest of this entry »
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The definition of the term terrorism in the post 9/11 years has become a debated issue, with the U.S setting the standards over how terrorism should be defined and fought. Ever since George Bush declared “war on terrorism” a fictional entity which is not confined by geographical borders, or confined to any particular religious, political or ethnic motivation the use of the term terrorism, how it’s defined and who falls into the category has intensively been debated. Actually throughout the majority of modern history the definition of the term terrorism has become a focus point of heated political and academic discourse.
In wake of the recent Boston Bombings, Americans have once again returned to asking the question of why it happened. Instead of addressing the root causes of fundamentalism, like normal much of the American main stream media and right wing independent media have returned to pointing the finger at Islam. With the investigation still in its early stages and with far too many unanswered questions, it’s irresponsible to point the figure at Islam, which only helps to add fuel to growing Islamophobia in the West.