It’s a curious contradiction that a society that attempts to shed light on mental illnesses still remains one that shies away from it.
Salman Abedi. Khalid Masood. Khuram Shazad Butt. Sohail Ahmed could have joined this list of homegrown jihadists. But just before he followed through with his plans to launch an attack on Britons, he had a change of heart. And since then, he has worked to raise awareness about extremism, granting interviews to American pundits such […]Read more "Life After Terror: An Interview With Sohail Ahmed"
We are a world of consumers. Why else would ‘Love Island’ be gripping the attention of so many TV viewers in recent weeks? People love to watch others humiliate themselves, get involved in antics and escalate themselves to celebrity status overnight. And perhaps, in depressing periods of a country’s recent history, it provides some light […]Read more "Eyes Of Judgement: The Culture Of Celebrity"
The greatest irony of this article is that it applies to me more than anybody. I wanted to start off with a quote from Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister of Adolf Hitler: ‘If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.’ I’d intended to […]Read more "A Lie Told A Thousand Times…"
What was once a worst case scenario has become a daunting reality for the United Kingdom. Within the span of three months, the country has been hit by three Islamist terrorist attacks – the first on Westminster Bridge, the second at Ariana Grande’s concert and the most recently on London Bridge. Through the three attacks, […]Read more "Making Of A Jihadist"
Before the dawn of social media and live streaming, there were supposedly fewer ways to be swayed into violence. Unless you read ‘The Catcher In The Rye’, apparently. The book that’s been linked to various killers such as Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon. But linking a book to violence isn’t done […]Read more "The Music Made Me Do It"
Cults differ from religions in several ways. Cults are known for having small memberships and deviate from the worship of a God figure, often turning to worship the inner self or a central human figure. There are many weird, hilarious and occasionally dangerous cults in the world. In this article, I’ll be sharing some information […]Read more "The Danger Of Cults"