When Hamas, a recognized terrorist group, won the 2006 popular elections in Palestine, the western international community was left astounded. It was the first time that a terrorist group was elected into office and this proved a difficult reality to embrace. Typically, popular rhetoric employed by the world's leading democracies upholds the belief that terrorism … Continue reading Who is Hamas?
As of May 19, 2021, “at least 227 Palestinians, including 64 children [and 38 women], have been killed and more than 1,500 others wounded, in what observers say has been Israel’s harshest targeting of civilian areas in the enclave to date. At least 72,000 people have been displaced, the United Nations said, with the majority … Continue reading Palestinians and Israelis at Daggers Drawn: the Security Implications of Armed Conflict
What we saw on Capitol Hill accurately depicted how broken America’s democracy is today. Donald Trump Jr. and his supporters lifted the veil and brought into the light the pure ugliness America fosters under her red, white, and blue flag. This domestic act of terrorism via insurgency is the furthest thing from patriotism America has … Continue reading I See Terrorists on Capitol Hill
As politicians around the world seek to reach popularity among their nations by promising an effective protection against terrorism and its complete eradication, I believe that a more comprehensive view on this phenomenon is needed to properly comprehend what those promises entail. Below you will find a small dissertation on the relationship between Al-Qaeda and … Continue reading “Funding Terrorism: the Unexpected Consequences of the War on Terror” By Irene Crestanello