Aisha: the badass nigerian woman hunting for Boko Haram militants

Aisha: the badass nigerian woman hunting for Boko Haram militants

Since the dawn of humanity, hunters have roamed the forests and savannahs of Africa. Fast forward to the 21st century, and there is no big game left in northeastern Nigeria. Artillery fire exchanged between Boko Haram fighters and the Nigerian military has scared the animals away. Now, hunters track and capture rebel fighters. Feared for... Continua »
USA to move ISIS into Southeast Asia

USA to move ISIS into Southeast Asia

Thanks to Max Fanni Canelles for the original article.   In the Philippines, the first Islamist groups were born in the late 1990s. The name of the biggest of these groups was Abu Sayyaf. In the past it was a main partner of the Al Qaeda network in Southeast Asia. Several of its members were alongside Bin... Continua »
Lion cubs of the Caliph: What’s next for ISIS’ child soldiers?

Lion cubs of the Caliph: What’s next for ISIS’ child soldiers?

Kasswara joined ISIS when he was 14. “We were the ‘cleaners’ group. Cleaning means slitting the throats of those who belong to the other side and are hiding,” the teenager from Raqqa, Syria, said. “A guy from my area was decapitated by ISIS because of me. People had their hands chopped off because of... Continua »
Yazidis under Islamic State: ‘The genocide is ongoing’

Yazidis under Islamic State: ‘The genocide is ongoing’

Wahda cannot sleep. During the day, she and her husband are busy caring for their 10 daughters and two sons inside Khanke camp for displaced Iraqis, located in the country’s north. It is at night that the memories come. “I stay awake just thinking, and I’m so angry I can’t... Continua »
Russia: US behaved like thugs against Raqqa

Russia: US behaved like thugs against Raqqa

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the Earth,” in the same way the Allied powers bombed Germany’s Dresden during World War II. What has been also very hypocritical, as ISIS itself had been fully funded and armed by CIA. Russia’s Defence... Continua »
Christians in the front line to annihilate the Islamic State

Christians in the front line to annihilate the Islamic State

“Fuck Raqqa, Fuck Raqqa!” scream at us a little more than twenty-year-old soldier in the only English words he knows, as soon as we go inside the headquarters of Syrian Christian troops who are fighting house to house to conquer what once was the capital of the Islamic State. We... Continua »
Jinnah’s Pakistan

Jinnah’s Pakistan

In a couple of days, India and Pakistan will celebrate their independence from the British Raj three scores and ten years back. In some paradoxical way, Bangladesh may also join in that celebration as that was also the precursor to its own independence some 24 years later on 26 March... Continua »
In Bangladesh, Christians stand up for ethnic minorities

In Bangladesh, Christians stand up for ethnic minorities

The Christians in Bangladesh are speaking up for the rights of the country’s ethnic minorities, bemoaning the fact that ethnic and religious minorities are not even mentioned in the nation’s constitution. Archbishop Moses Costa of Chittagong told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that “the government... Continua »
In memory of the victims of July 1 Holey Artisan attack

In memory of the victims of July 1 Holey Artisan attack

Institutional Message of the Ambassador of Italy in Bangladesh, Mario Palma. Published on the Daily Star.   September 11, 2001, attack on Twin Towers in New York. We all remember the paralysing aesthetic of the live image of the attack on the second tower that the global news channels continued... Continua »