Rehabilitation NOT Incapacitation

On the 13th of August 2019, an attacker stabbed two individuals in the streets of Sydney, killing one and injuring another. The man has been formally charged with murder, attempted murder, wounding a person with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, intentionally chocking a person with recklessness and common assault. The attacker’s mental health…

Sydney Stabbing

A 21-year old man has been arrested after allegedly killed a 21-year old woman and injuring another 41-year old woman in Clarence Street, Sydney. The attack halted the entire city and caused significant transport delays as emergency response teams tried to piece together the puzzle and ensure the safety of civilians. This is a frightening…

America and Guns

On the 3rd and 4th of August 2019, 32 people were killed and 51 injured in two separate mass shootings in America. Hundreds of family members and friends left grieving, and bystanders forever replaying the traumatic circumstance again and again inside their heads. Communities destroyed by the loss of life, thousands fearful of the future…

Christchurch Terrorist pleads Not Guilty

Cowardice. That is the only appropriate word to describe the actions of the Christchurch terrorist on March 15th and June 14th. March 15th → The murder of 51 helpless victims June 14th → Pleading not guilty I have intentionally not included the name of the terrorist in my article or title, and from now onwards,…

Criminalising Muslim Dissent is NOT Counter-Terrorism

The rights of Muslims to dissent under the First Amendment is under threat by President Donald Trump The first amendment was created after the experience of a repressive English state, highlighting the importance of the freedom of speech and thought to prevent the emergence of authoritarian regimes. Donald Trump has entered negotiations surrounding the designation…

Terror in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of people murdered or injured while practising their faith. Thousands lost a loved one. Millions affected. My immediate response is resonant to a couple of weeks ago in Christchurch. Horrified and Devastated. Helpless victims. On a day of great joy and hope, that was brutally robbed from those people. It raises the question once…

Terrorism and the Media

Would there still be worldwide terrorism if the media wasn’t involved? “Terror at London Bridge” (Sunday Express, June 4, 2017) Terrorism. It seems to be on the cover of every newspaper or the key story of a news bulletin at least once a week and there seems to be no indication of it slowing down.…