This week the world mourns the victims of the IS (“Islamic State”) attacks on Paris. Meanwhile, seemingly as proof of the degree to which Ukraine is peripheral to global public opinion, the resurgent conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas goes unnoticed (as do the recent bombings in Beirut). In Ukraine, news … [Read more...] about Thoughts from Kyiv – In the wake of Paris bombings, shelling in the Donbas resumes
A video has been released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the beheading of Kenji Goto. Circus Bazaar recently covered ISIL and the Japanese hostage situation, with statements from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the nation would do everything in their power to have the second Japanese … [Read more...] about ISIL Hostage Update: Video Released Purportedly Showing Execution of Kenji Goto
The Islamic State group recently confirmed the beheading of Haruna Yukawa, one of the two Japanese hostages. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, believes the released images and voice recordings are genuine, and has called the act “an outrageous and unforgivable act and called for the “immediate … [Read more...] about ISIL Hostages: To Pay or Not to Pay
The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to raise its economy from the ashes. By comparison, Chechnya is nearly ten times smaller than the area controlled by … [Read more...] about The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities
The Youtube Channel "ThinkAgain TurnAway" owned by the US State Department has released a counter propaganda film intended to deter the appeal of ISIS recruitment. [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he video entitled "Welcome to the "Islamic State" depicts the actions of ISIS. Released in late August … [Read more...] about US State Department Releases Mock ISIS Video – Warning: Graphic images
5000 people from both the Muslim and non-Muslim community in Oslo, Norway have attended a demonstration aimed to show unified opposition to Islamic extremism both in Norway and abroad. [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ast week a group within Norway's Islamic community had decided that they would no … [Read more...] about Islamic Community Protests Against Extremism in Oslo, Norway.