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Posts Tagged: ISIS
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.
She could give us invaluable insights into jihadi recruitment techniques, and if deradicalised become a valuable asset.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
Chloe Westley: The twisted ideology that upends reason – and presents terror backers as innocent victims
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
“It’s also important that we treat them fairly…with justice tempered with a bit of mercy.”
Bob Seely: The rule of law is an absolute. It cannot be dispensed with when we deal with ISIS terrorists.
A key moral from the case of Shamima Begum is that we need better information both to protect and prosecute.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
Eric Pickles: Netanyahu is in Britain. And the Duke of Cambridge will visit Israel – a sign that the two countries are drawing even closer.
But it is important to acknowledge that there are growing concerns within Israel about the rise of antisemitism in Britain.
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
Daniel Hannan: Corbyn’s first instinct in a national crisis is to treat it as a way to attack the Tories – much to Putin’s satisfaction
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
Let’s remember that they bravely fought extremism for themselves, and to help keep our streets safe too. It’s reasonable to ask if Iraq is becoming a failed state.
The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
After years of defence cuts and maybe more to come, we must ask whether the Armed Forces are properly equipped to keep Britain safe.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.