Shamima Begum was born and raised in Britain, growing up in the East End of London. In 2015 at the age of 15 she left the UK with two of her girlfriends for Syria intent on joining Islamic State, a criminal and terrorist enterprise. The previous year, Islamic State had murdered four aid workers and […]
How do you transform a perpetrator or simply a lowlife into a victim? Semantics, that’s how. Second wave feminism honed this technique to an art. Instead of a woman who sold sex being called a prostitute, she became a prostituted woman. Someone, almost always a man, was responsible for her lifestyle, and if she didn’t […]
In May 2014, two 12 year old girls lured a third into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. This was the utterly bizarre Slender Man case. One blow connected with Payton Leutner’s heart; a millimetre the other way, and she would have been killed, but incredibly she survived and made a miraculous recovery, though of course no one recovers totally psychologically from something so horrific.
This is a follow-up, I guess, to the article I last published here on the Shamima Begum or ‘ISIS bride’ media storm: but asking some follow-up questions and raising some related issues. In that other article, I asked about why the teenage girl’s situation was being so blown up in the media, while other individuals […]
It’s been difficult to ignore or avoid the massive coverage, controversy and debate surrounding the ‘ISIS bride’ Shamima Begum that has dominated British news in the passed week or so. The massively inflated ‘scandal’ has created differences in opinion over what should be done with her, whether her citizenship should be revoked, whether she should […]