Tag Archives: Islamic State

New restrictions of the VWP provides blanket discrimination in the guise of security concerns

It slipped past me! Underneath the entire hubbub about the impending omnibus bill, Christmas holiday, GOP debate versus Democratic debate, “attack on Christmas”, religious freedom, and whether I should buy my brother this type of scotch or that sweater for Christmas, it snuck right past me in plain sight. Under all of it I missed […]

You reap what you sow and the GOP has reaped haystacks of bigoted bullsh*t

Anyone caught off guard by Trump’s call for the ban of all Muslims entering the United States shouldn’t be all that surprised. And if you are, well then you need to spend a good afternoon educating yourself about the current state of the GOP and the platforms of each candidate. While Trump’s proposal was quickly […]

Embracing #PorteOuverte and Refusing Hate

It has happened again. Another tragedy, another group of innocent lives lost. And once again we are faced with a moment of being able to rise above and stretch our arms out to the vulnerable populations running for their lives from the very people who have struck at the heart of Europe. We have a chance […]

Sexual Violence as Weapon of War: The ISIS Brand

Uncharted territory, gender fluidity, new positions and places or perhaps a well-rehearsed routine that still manages to bring each partner to the brink of orgasm. Sex can be all things wonderful and transformative. It can be intimate, a sacred bond between two people or a BDSM contract for the more adventurous at heart. It can be an everyday […]

The elopement to hell: the jihadi bride

The increased flow of migrants to Syria and Turkey in the past few years to join the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has sparked serious regional and international concerns since such a flow speaks to the strength of ISIS as an international security threat but also to its messaging strategies. The flow of […]

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