Category The New Arab

Muslim by label and British by happenstance [The New Arab]

Comment: A government report released this week pinpointed the counter-extremism Prevent programme as one of the main factors holding Muslims back. First published in The New Arab on 6 July 2017: This week the government released a report they commissioned from Citizens UK, which showed concern that they’re “losing Muslims” in civil and political life, […]

Everest to NYC: Female Saudi mountain-climber scales new summits [The New Arab]

Q&A with Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest while she is at the NYC Women in the World Summit 2017. First published in The New Arab on 6 April 2017: Raha Moharrak, the renowned mountain climber who was the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, often tells an endearing story […]

An equal-rights bi-national one-state solution is the only solution [The New Arab]

Did Trump just kill off the two-state solution? The time has come for a single-state, with equal rights for all, before Israel creates one without Palestinians. First published in The New Arab on 17 february 2017: In the three weeks since Donald Trump took presidential office, he has besmirched the White House with a tornado […]

Yemen’s whitewashed crisis [The New Arab]

Yemenis are starving in an aggressive war that shows no signs of resolve, but the UK continues to whitewash its weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. First published in The New Arab on 26 January 2017: The UK has a special relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, enjoying good trade ties; and Saudi Arabia is […]

This isn’t a refugee crisis, it’s a policy crisis [The New Arab]

Europe has completely mismanaged its relative ‘migration crisis’, and created an actual crisis in its wake. First published in The New Arab on 11 November 2016: It’s been two weeks since the notorious refugee camp in Calais was cleared. Thousands residing there hoping to make it to the UK, were bussed to alternative centres throughout France. […]

Does the UK’s Prevent strategy provoke extremism instead? [The New Arab]

When discussion and dialogue are driven underground, ‘extremist’ rhetoric will simply remain unchallenged. First published in The New Arab on 31 October 2016: The UK government’s controversial Prevent strategy has been criticised by community groups, think tanks and individuals. Concentrated on the precarious area of pre-crime and based on a contested methodology, much is wrong with the […]

Chemical weapons in Sudan and the ‘responsibility to protect’ [The New Arab]

  Powerful nations are losing sight of what the ‘responsibility to protect’ really means First published in The New Arab on 7 October 2016: Powerful nations are losing sight of what the responsibility to protect (R2P) really means, as it is often equated with military intervention. But obligations under this principle are much wider, and […]