I have had to warn my ten-year-old daughter not to join in the anti-Trump conversations on her school bus; to keep her head down and avoid any political discussions. I worry for her safety.
As the conflict in Yemen rages, there are plenty of signs that times are changing.
The conventional wisdom suggests a violent reading of the Quran is at the heart of Islamic State's political violence – but it's wrong.
Why is it that the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, or countries such as Sudan, has attracted the attention and anger of politicians in the west, yet the Christians of Palestine don’t get a look-in?
These Kurdish units, which include all-women militias, have to all intents and purposes become the last line of defence against the genocidal fanatics of Islamic State.
Just because there are no good options in Iraq doesn’t mean we have to pick the worst option.
Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.
The inconvenient truth is that the collective punishment of the Palestinian people in Gaza is a collective endeavour in its own right – led by Israel, enforced by Egypt, endorsed by Saudi Arabia.
The assault on Gaza has been a humanitarian disaster, yet the west's staunch support for Israel continues.
Have we gone back in time? The era of Muslim caliphates came to a close in 1924, when the Ottomans were toppled in Turkey.
How many Sure Start centres cancel out the depleted uranium used in Fallujah? Why does record investment in the NHS absolve the torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib?