from FaithWorld:

Book Talk: UK Muslim author seeks roots of militancy

November 10, 2010

malikThe prominence of Britain's Muslim minority in the nation's debate about security and social cohesion provides the backdrop to journalist Zaiba Malik's memoir of growing up a British Muslim of Pakistani descent.

from The Great Debate UK:

Getting to grips with the post-Cold War security threat

November 6, 2009

johnreid -John Reid, formerly the UK Defence Secretary and Home Secretary, is MP for Airdrie and Shotts, and Chairman of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College, London. The opinions expressed are his own. -

The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, was one of history’s truly epochal moments. During what became a revolutionary wave sweeping across the former Eastern Bloc countries, the announcement by the then-East German Government that its citizens could visit West Germany set in train a series of events that led, ultimately, to the demise of the Soviet Union itself.

Would you apply for an ID card?

May 6, 2009

The people of Manchester will soon be the first to be able to apply for an identity card, which the government says will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud. Opposition parties, however, oppose the five billion pound scheme and say it should be scrapped to save money and protect civil liberties.

Walking the risk-reward tightrope in Iraq

May 1, 2009

It’s fair to say that investing in Iraq is not for the faint-hearted.

Just last week more than 200 people were killed in suicide bombings across the country, while kidnapping and armed assault remain commonplace.

Stripping off for money

October 1, 2008

A colleague tells me of a quick way to make cash for anyone who wants to. His neighbours discovered a pile of old taps and central heating pipes they had lying around had more value than they thought. A scrap Scrap metalmetal merchant gave them £75 for them. ”It’s a bubble,” the merchant said.

A courageous decision?

June 12, 2008

daviddavis1.jpg“Courageous” is how Conservative Leader David Cameron described the decision by his shadow home secretary, David Davis, to quit his parliamentary seat and force a by-election over the issue of pre-charge detention.

Should the public police the Internet?

May 8, 2008

keyboardhand-sherwincrasto.jpg In an age of viruses, fraud and identity theft, who should be responsible for policing the Internet?

Gone whaling: Web fraudsters land a bigger catch

April 22, 2008

fraud.jpgFirst there was “phishing” – where criminals try to steal people’s personal details using dodgy emails that look like they’re from the bank.