When Muslims condemn terrorism, does it matter?

TRT World, By Faisal Ali Dated: August 23, 2018     Heraa Hashmi compiled a 712-page Google doc of times when Muslims have condemned terror attacks. A year on she reflects on that decision. Heraa Hashmi was propelled into the public eye when she compiled a worldwide list of as many different instances as she could find of Muslims condemning terrorism.   A Muslim-American of Indian ancestry, Heraa was moved to action following a disappointing conversation with a classmate who wondered why Muslims are so silent about the violence of…

Scholars, Islamic clerics to be part of counter-terror plan: Rajnath Singh

Indian Express, By Rahul Tripathi Dated: August 30, 2018 To counter radicalisation among youth, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought to rope in experts with the help of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to build a counter-narrative. Singh, along with Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, took up the issues of de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation at a review meeting on Monday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested many youths over the last few months across the country for alleged affiliation to the Islamic State. Besides scholars and researchers, Singh said that clerics…

Number of women and children who joined Isis ‘significantly underestimated’

The Guardian, By Nadia Khomami Dated: July 23, 2018   Experts have warned of the growing threat of women and minors linked to Islamic State, suggesting that the number returning to Britain from Syria and Iraq has been significantly underestimated.   According to a new report from King’s College London, a combination of an absence of government data and a changing view within Isis of when women should take up arms means that the danger they pose is likely to be much greater than official figures suggest.   The report,…

Combating Terrorism Online: Possible Actors and Their Roles

  Lawfare, By Zan Isacson Dated: September 2, 2018   Editor’s Note: Fighting terrorism online is one of those ideas that everyone agrees with in principle but disagrees on in practice. What should be regulated and who should do so are among the many areas of disagreement. Zann Isacson of Georgetown examines the different actors that might play a role, including Congress, technology companies and of course the executive branch, and assesses what each might bring to the table.                        …