Category Archives: Raising-Voices

Last Man Killed

'Last Man Killed' who were the last to die?

The final British soldier to be killed in action was Private George Edwin Ellison. At 9.30 am Pte Ellison of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers was scouting on the outskirts of the Belgian town of Mons where German soldiers had been reported in a wood. Almost a million British soldiers had been killed in those intervening years, yet almost miraculously Pte Ellison had so far escaped uninjured. In just over an hour the ceasefire would come into force, the war would be over and Pte Ellison, a former coal miner, would return to the terraced street in Leeds to see his wife Hannah and their four-year-old son James. And then the shot rang out. George was dead - the last British soldier to be killed in action in WWI. A commemorative service was held at Saxton Garden, Leeds, on July 2014.

Lost Memories

Sacred Sounds of World War One

You may or may not have heard the buzz surrounding the commemoration of WW1 (it’s been 100 years since those bloody battles) nevertheless, it’s a good enough reason as any to remember to lives of so many soliders caught between clashing political agendas.

Clear Counter Narrative

Imam Alyas Karmani believes,the construction of a counter narrative to violent jihad should be seen as part of a long-term strategy to combat radicalization and recruitment into Islamist militancy. The counter narrative differs from a counter information campaign in that, more than simply maligning the enemy or challenging its message, it offers an alternative vision to which one opts in; a storyline that gives meaning to the actions it is requesting of the subscriber. This narrative, then, must discredit that of the jihadists—most importantly de-legitimizing the violence they promote—while at the same time making a compelling case for forms of non-violent activism and civic participation. The first step in this process is the deconstruction of the jihadist narrative.

Islamophobia

Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. It is not meant to be a replacement for the Police Service.