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A court judgement out this week sheds light on a very under-reported and rarely-discussed problem within South Asian communities in the UK. In 2007 I reported for BBC Asian Network on women who come to the UK as brides from South Asia, and the potential problems they face. Since many don't speak English (and are sometimes discouraged from learning it!) - they are more vulnerable to being abused,...
23/07/2014 - 15:20
The other day, in a discussion among friends on Israel's attack on Gaza (I generally avoid them, even on Twitter), one said Hamas started the latest round of shelling by bombarding Israeli towns and inviting a response. I have no way of verifying this, so I shrugged. Its irrelevant who started it. On social media I've seen Israelis blame Hamas and say they're merely defending themselves, so...
The Washington Institute recently published a note titled 'The War Between ISIS and al-Qaeda for Supremacy of the Global Jihadist Movement' - on tensions between the two movements. Its worth emphasising briefly that there are differences between the two, mostly that ISIS are even more brutal than AQ and freely break many rules that Osama Bin Laden set for his own people. But al Qaeda has...