Tag Archives: ISIL

A weird cast of allies

Yesterday, Parliament voted in favour of airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. It all got pretty ugly. David Cameron infuriated Labour MPs after he urged his colleagues not to go through the division lobbies with people he described as a “bunch … Continue reading

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Moral dilemma #16

The deaths of British jihadis, Ruhul Amin and Reyaad Khan, in an RAF drone strike in Syria has raised some interesting and important questions. Under Article 51 of the UN charter, every country has the right of self-defence and, according … Continue reading

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The courage to say hard things

I have used this blog many times to appeal to imams to distance themselves from the activities of Islamic State (and other Islamic terrorists). So it is only fair to draw attention to it when they step up and do … Continue reading

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Obama’s tea towel address

In a televised address to the American people, President Obama said: “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL … Continue reading

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Woke up, fell out of bed …

The ‘No Strategy Yet’ President Fox News, Monday 1st Sep 2014 The leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees criticized President Obama on Sunday for failing to decide yet on whether to hit Islamic State targets in Syria and … Continue reading

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