Westminster Attack and VTSM: overshadowing of airstrikes in Mosul – Opinion Piece

Key details: 24/03/2017 from Qatar Assessment: Wednesday afternoon a British-born resident named Khalid Masood aged 52 drove a car mowing down pedestrians leaving several injured in Westminster. Aiming for the British Parliament as the car crashed into railings he stabbed a police officer to death, Masood was shot by armed police as Parliament was shut down for security. It was reported by British Prime Minister Theresa May that the perpetrator of the attack Masood was known to the intelligence service MI5 and the police but the charges against his crimes were not investigated further. Several hours after the incident ISIS-linked media outlet Amaq claimed that:[…]

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Anti-Islam protest outside Toronto Mosque

Key details: 20/02/2017 from Qatar Assessment: On Friday (17/02/2017) in downtown Toronto where there were protesters outside a masjid who held banners pertaining to Islamophobic slogans as they call for a ban on Islam as Muslims entered their place of worship to practice their Friday prayer. This may be shocking for the Muslim community in Canada who expected empathy and support from non-Muslim Canadians, as it has only been two weeks since the Quebec masjid shooting that left six Muslims worshippers killed and several injured by Alexandre Bissonnette , an alt-right white supremacist Canadian of French national origin. However, it can be argued that the[…]

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