All tagged war on terror

The Man Behind the Hood

By Ali Shalal

Ali Shalal is a professor of theology. It is important to understand that what Ali Shalal experienced is part of a routine process of torture, applied systematically to those arrested.  Many of his companions in Abu Ghraib died as a result of torture or were executed upon their release so that they would not reveal the gruesome horrors and atrocities committed under orders by the Bush Administration.

Why the USA Can't Win the War

In the aftermath of the US-led War in Iraq, the citizens of this destroyed country continue to fight the occupation that has supposedly "freed" them. As the US soldiers' morale steadily decreases, we are forced to ask the question: Can the US actually win?

Muslim women who wear the veil appear to be trapped between their faith and the demands to conform to Western conventions. The government and media suggest that Muslims are not doing enough to integrate. But are they being asked to integrate or assimilate?

The influences and motivational forces that propel a society are many, but what is it that drives individuals or organisations to become extreme? Whether it be Islamic fundamentalists, white racists, Osama Bin Laden or George Bush, is there a common pathology that links them all?