(part II) – CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES

KAMPALA – The question I am struggling with is how to deal with radicalised violent extremists like Mr. Omar El-Hussein, and what the appropriate reaction of Civil Society, the Government, and the general population should be. I argued that although atrocities like the double homicide of two people in Copenhagen are horrible and we should […]

(part I) – THE COPENHAGEN CRIMINAL

KAMPALA – I was going to let it go, not wanting to be yet another writer commenting on the Charlie Hebdo attack and the related issue of human rights, specifically freedom of religion and freedom of speech. And while here in Kampala, the murders of several Muslim clerics is a big case, back on my […]

THE AMERICAN SNIPER (a.k.a. THE MALE MASS-MURDERER)

KAMPALA – After a long sit in the cinema with the most horrible of advertisements passing the screen (imagine the dramatic battle soundtrack of 300 (2006) with badly filmed, zoomed-in shots of hotel towels and breakfast trays. WELCOME TO THE MILLENIUM HOTEL, with thunder on the background), American Sniper (2014) finally started. Now, I know Clint […]