Tagged with "Isis"
  • Beheadings

    Islam, beheadings and politically correct denial

    The terrible beheadings in Iraq/Syria are not a new feature of Islamic fighters' behaviour. It was barely reported by our politically correct media that it was going on in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s in Europe. How long before it gets to London and Paris?

    by Vincent Cooper - 18 September 2014
  • General_al-sisi

    How our "friends" in the MidEast fuel ISIS terror

    Our "friends" such as the Egyptian coup leaders consistently fuel the anti-Western hatred that is central to the ISIS-style terror narrative. So in what sense are these governments our "friends"? We don't know what we're doing

    by  - 18 September 2014
  • David_haines

    David Haines murder means it’s time for military action

    Nobody wants another war, but we cannot allow the fatigue of Afghanistan and Iraq to cloud our judgement in the face of such a bloodthirsty international threat as Islamic State. Isolationism is seductive, but we just can't afford it

    by Clare George-Hilley - 15 September 2014
  • Isis_fighters

    A coalition of the unwilling to defeat the Islamic State

    About eight million Iraqis and Syrians live in areas ISIS controls. It is the richest terrorist organization in the world, and has about 10,000 fighters. Building a coalition to destroy it is essential, but it’s going to involve some very strange bedfellows. Can Obama build a coalition of the unwilling?

    by Michael Curtis - 11 September 2014
  • Nato_summit

    Sadly, the truth is NATO is not fit for purpose

    With the possible exception of France, the continental European members of NATO are too weak to defend themselves against serious attack. Even Britain is starting to free ride on the US security guarantee. It can't last

    by Robin Mitchinson -  9 September 2014
  • Jihadist_latest

    ISIS extremists "aren't real Muslims". Really?

    Prime Minister Cameron telling us that ISIS are not real Muslims after the latest beheading is as preposterous as saying that Catholic Popes of the Middle Ages weren't real Christians. Who are you to say?

    by the commentator -  3 September 2014
  • Khaled-meshaal

    Comparing crimes against humanity: Hamas and ISIS

    The evil of ISIS and Hamas is remarkably similar. Yet the United Nations is motivated by such hatred of Israel that it cannot abide by basic standards of decency. As Primo Levi recounted about the Nazis, there is no "why"

    by Michael Curtis -  1 September 2014
  • French_isis

    IS is a European problem

    If there is to be effective resistance to IS, it is mainland European countries -- from where most of the "Western" jihadis originate -- that must step up to the plate, and NATO is the mechanism

    by Robin Mitchinson -  1 September 2014
  • Hamas_and_isis

    The West must defeat both ISIS and Hamas

    While the West now recognizes the seriousness of the Islamist threat, its leaders still don't understand that the menace is not simply ISIS and the so-called Caliphate state, but is embodied in other Islamist groups. The most blatant is Hamas with its mission to kill all Jews and destroy Israel

    by Michael Curtis - 25 August 2014
  • Hamas_summer_camp

    ISIS, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood and Western delusions

    With a new report in mind, the startling delusions of top British diplomats about the Muslim Brotherhood mirror wider Western denial about the nexus between Hamas and ISIS, and the Islamist threat generally

    by Michael Curtis - 22 August 2014
  • Cameron_lights_are_on

    UK failure on Islamism and James Foley's murder

    Leftists who have spent years defending Islamic extremism in Britain, labelling anyone who has raised concerns as bigoted, have been proved wrong. The Left, and those on the Right who cower before Leftist mantras, have much to answer for after James Foley's murder

    by Clare George-Hilley - 20 August 2014
  • Isis-iraq

    Hamas sends a love letter to ISIS (with 10 tips)

    Hamas and ISIS are birds of a feather, but the Western political class and media have very different approaches to them. Here, Hamas offers some friendly advice to ISIS on how to wrap the West around their little finger

    by Noah Beck - 20 August 2014
  • Obama_and_bush

    Under hopeless leadership, the world falls apart

    Robin Mitchinson's Texan alter ego laments a world that is falling apart, as simplistic and contradictory assumptions form the best that our hopeless leadership can manage

    by Robin Mitchinson - 20 August 2014
  • Hollande-obama-merkel-and-008

    Islamism's existential threat, and Western chaos

    With events in Iraq in mind, while it may be dawning on some of our leaders that we face an existential threat from Islamism one really wonders what it will take for them to get their act together. Do we have to wait for a bomb in the Channel Tunnel?

    by Robin Mitchinson - 17 August 2014
  • Isis_iraq

    Islamist threat in Iraq will only grow if we are weak

    However weary of Iraq we may be, Britain has a duty to intervene to prevent the genocide of Christians and the other victims of an Islamist threat that won't go away just because we can't be bothered to get serious

    by Clare George-Hilley - 15 August 2014