Who I am and why I’m here

The United States has always been fascinating to me. After visiting a few times in my childhood and teens I found it to be an amazing place. I moved to Washington DC for twelve months in 2015 to really experience what life is like as an American.

Shamima Begum: A Terrorist or Victim?

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines trafficking in persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position … Continue reading Shamima Begum: A Terrorist or Victim?

Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.

The Iraq war in 2003 was viewed by many Iraqis as the continuation of its colonial past which it had endured under western occupation. Pre-war there was many nations across the world which came out with the biggest anti-war demonstrations since Vietnam. This didn't change the result. The US and Uk went to war. Prior … Continue reading Lessons from occupied Iraq; the future of terrorism.