How we should have covered the London Attacks

When the media anchor cries: “We can’t just ignore the attack in London. We had to cover it” We reply: “Of course you could not ignore it. But you should have covered it in the same way you covered the ‘deranged, lunatic, lone wolf’ killer of Jo Cox. You should have covered it in the same way as you covered …

Polarised Narratives on Europe and Terrorism

Europeans are not shown the chaos and destruction of their government’s intervention in the Middle East. And even when they are, it is often in the context of fighting a ‘common enemy’ for the establishment of ‘democracy’. Now let us flip the narrative and step into the shoes of an Iraqi, Syrian, Yemeni or Libyan in Europe who has relatives …

How Middle East citizens approach Western critique

An insight into the approach the Middle East citizens take to Western critique of the region. Let’s take two examples. First, the support for “authoritarian Erdogan”: “How can you guys love Erdogan and ignore his authoritarianism?” “The same way you guys loved Obama and ignored Guantanamo, the child-killing drones program in Yemen and Afghanistan, the mass presence of US troops …