Trump’s Travel Ban: Who’s Affected & What Do Muslims Think?

A revised version of  Trump’s travel ban is being put into effect today, after the Supreme Court allowed some parts of the ban to be re-asserted pending a hearing in the fall. The US State Department has issued some clarifications as to who exactly is affected by the ban. As before, it affects travellers from […]

The Alt-Right is Rupturing, & Richard Spencer isn’t Happy

The alt-right (a hip term for a loose array of Nazis, white supremacists and internet trolls with few ideals save causing chaos) has officially split. The sordid alliance that crawled from the depths of the internet to play a role in electing Trump decisively parted in two for good on Sunday in Washington D.C. The […]

Da’esh Share the Blame for Muslim Suffering

As anyone who follows the news can clearly see, it isn’t going down well for the self-styled “Islamic State”. Having once held 1/3 of Iraq and 50% of Syria, their territory has shrunk dramatically since 2014. World powers have capitalised on their bloody rise to unite against them in unison with unsavoury regimes and groups, […]

Stop Asking Why Americans Support Trump

I’m amazed that I *still* hear people saying “I can’t believe Trump won!” or “How did he get all this support?!” etc. Please. Trump’s supporters didn’t just appear out of nowhere. This level of support for a candidate who is openly bigoted, racist, misogynistic and rude is the result of longstanding political illiteracy in the […]