Virtual Martyrs: Jihadists, Oculus Rift, and IED DronesTerrorism Futures Series
For some decades now, jihadists (radical Islamists) have relied upon suicide bombings—primarily via individually carried and vehicular borne (VBIED) explosives—as a distinct form of terrorist attack. Individual martyrdom, as a blood sacrifice to god, is an integral component to many suicide bombings and utilized collectively for terrorist group cohesion...
14 Dec 2014
Please Sir, Can I Have Some More? How Britain’s Vulnerable Live on the Outskirts of PovertyPoverty
One in five people in the UK live below the country’s official poverty line according to the charity Oxfam. If you compare the UK to my home country of South Africa, which has roughly the same population (59 million to Britain’s 64 million) but a GDP ranking in the...
19 Nov 2014
Still Strangers: The Rise of ISIS and the Muslims of GermanyImmigration Policies
Once again, as ISIS rampages in the Levant, the Muslims of Germany have come under scrutiny. And the behaviour of a group of radical Muslims have not helped matters. In September this year a group of Salafist Muslims, led by Sven Lau aka Abu Adam, 34, a German who converted...
13 Nov 2014