Tagged with "Isis"
  • Mosul

    Lesson 1 for Trump: Don't blame West for MidEast turmoil

    President-elect Trump, even when accounting for mistakes in policy, should forgo apologies for the general chaos and turmoil in the Middle East. Arab societies have a duty to reform themselves because most of their problems are homegrown

    by Michael Curtis - 11 November 2016
  • Putinobama

    Obama must join Putin on ISIL

    Assad may be a monster but ISIL is far worse; a barbaric Caliphate, and an Islamist threat not simply in the Middle East but to world civilization. Putin has got the point. Obama and the West need to get it too

    by Michael Curtis - 29 September 2015
  • Raf_drone

    Killing British ISIL traitors is perfectly legal

    PC types can't understand it is not necessary to wait for a terrorist to strike before retaliating so long as it is ‘proportionate and necessary’. Taking out a pair of fanatical killers before they had caused maybe 100 or more casualties as at 7/7 could not be more ‘proportionate’

    by Robin Mitchinson - 12 September 2015
  • Fall_of_ramadi

    Exposed: Obama’s policies to empower ISIS

    For those able to read the plain writing on the wall, the end game between Obama and the Islamic State was always easy to discern. The administration's incompetence is a product of its total failure to understand the nature of jihad

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 22 May 2015
  • Islam_latest

    Supremacist roots of Islamic world's ‘grievance’ culture

    What the West appears incapable of understanding is that Muslim "grievances" that appeasers say we must address are based on significant strands of superemacism within the Islamic tradition. Applied to anyone else, we'd call it racism. But how "Islamophobic" to say so!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 19 May 2015
  • Saddam-hussein-alps-killi-009

    We were right to invade Iraq, whatever Chilcot says

    Iraq under Saddam Hussein was notorious for its severe violations of human rights. Some rights activists believe the death toll could be near the one million figure in his three decades in charge. We were right to remove Saddam from power, whatever Chilcot says

    by Martin Sparey -  5 February 2015
  • Shinzo_abe

    Japan should not turn inward after ISIS beheadings

    The brutal murder of a second Japanese hostage by ISIS shows that Japan cannot insulate itself from the world's problems even if it wants to. As a major liberal-democratic power Japan must engage further with the world, for its own sake and ours

    by Michael Auslin -  1 February 2015
  • Sex_jihad_latest

    ISIS sex slaves, Muhammad, and Western confusion

    While, preposterously, Western leaders keep saying that Islamic State terrorists are not real Muslims, Islamic State just keeps on pointing to the Koran and the Prophet to justify atrocities. You couldn't make it up, and they don't have to!

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 17 October 2014
  • Kobani

    Why Obama must save Kobani

    Instead of preemptively stopping ISIS from spreading into Iraq, Obama effectively waited until some high-profile beheadings forced him to focus on the danger. Kobani is now key. But is Obama up to the task?

    by Noah Beck - 16 October 2014
  • Cameron_rouhani

    Iran, ISIS and Britain: Weakness with a cost

    While the Left loves to fall into the moral relativism of treating hardline Islamist politics as regionally acceptable, this cannot be the position of a country that gave the world the Magna Carta. Why is David Cameron sucking up to Iran?

    by Philip A. Gardner -  7 October 2014
  • Nazi_isis

    INSTANT VIEW: It's Kristallnacht; execute the terrorists

    After the latest horrific murder of a very dear and decent Briton, Alan Henning, we now do two things. We execute and/or banish the ISIS returnees to the West, and we shun all the media apologists for Islamism. It's Kristallnacht!

    by the commentator -  3 October 2014
  • Tornado

    Total Western confusion over ISIS, bombing, and terror

    By bombing ISIS we might be helping al Qaeda. Oh, wait, we might be helping Assad, who last year we wanted to bomb, but who now we need against ISIS. Do we have any idea what we are doing?

    by Robin Mitchinson -  2 October 2014
  • Islamist_terror

    We must defeat not just degrade Islamist terrorism

    We must defeat not just degrade Islamist terror groups. There must be victory. If we're going to achieve that aim we're going to have to get serious, and a whole lot better at knowing who are enemies actually are

    by Michael Curtis - 29 September 2014
  • Isis_latest

    Understanding the Islamic nature of Islamic State

    A dilemma faces Western democratic countries in the contemporary world. How to explain what it is that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other religions to accept and invoke their faith as the basis for political and social activity? Our leaders don't seem to get it, but Islamic State most certainly does

    by Michael Curtis - 24 September 2014
  • Isis_hostages

    Islamic State beheads, mutilates as the Koran instructs

    Obama, Cameron et al say Islamic State are just a bunch of barbarians, not real Muslims. But as they behead and mutilate "infidels" they're only doing what the Koran and the Prophet instructs

    by Raymond Ibrahim - 23 September 2014