Yes, I ‘get’ the Charlie Hebdo ‘joke’ about Aylan. And it’s repulsive

Nabila Ramdani Western Europe

Think of some famous dead children, and then try to work out who might use their suffering to raise a satirical smile. For the sake of argument, make one a Jew, one a Christian, and one a Muslim. Nazi sympathizers and other anti-Semites might well suggest Anne Frank, the Dutch Holocaust victim who, aged 15, succumbed to severe illness in …

Three Muslim students killed in extremist attack – where is the media uproar?

Soumaya Hamdi Discussion, US, World Politics

Three young Muslim students have been shot dead in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by self-proclaimed ‘anti-theist’ Craig Hicks, 46. The victims are recently wedded Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and his sister-in-law Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. As more information emerges about this horrific attack in a quiet neighbourhood, a deafening silence can …