Posts Tagged: extremism

Being responsible in debates about immigration and extremism

Extremism almost never sees itself as ‘extreme’ When I was young I studied ‘brainwashing’ as part of my studies in psychology. One feature that constantly emerged was how ‘extreme’ interpretations of events typically took a grain of truth and wrapped it up in a generalisation such that it would act as a shield to any

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High time for Western self-scrutiny about our Muslim community

I made in the late-1970s one of the most important decisions of my life. Back then Argentina was ruled by one of the region’s bloodiest dictatorships. Human rights violations, torture and state-sponsored terrorism were the rule. You had three choices: take up arms and join a guerrilla group, shut up or leave the country. Wali Hashi

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