We will not be “bombing Syria”, but attacking carefully identified terrorist targets in the worst example of an “ungoverned space” that the modern world has seen.
Posts Tagged: Islamist extremism
We need to find advocates whose authority and Islamic orthodoxy the extremists respect. Such people exist, but they are not liberal Imams or nominally Christian politicians.
The idea that Turkey is somehow backing ISIS has become a popular meme, assiduously spread online by Russian agents provocateurs, and taken up by some in Western Europe,
“I firmly support the action that President Hollande has taken to strike ISIS in Syria and it is my firm conviction that Britain should do so too.”
We cannot know. But however important that question is, it should not be the only one that MPs ask if they vote on bombing ISIS in Syria – or even the main one.
It would be pusillanimous not to join France in Syria for fear of an ISIS attack here. But Tory backbenchers should go into any vote with their eyes wide open.
A description of the person most likely to give national projection to the opposition to Islamist extremism already present among many British Muslims at a local level.
Some who claim to believe in ‘liberté, égalité, fraternité’, have ended up making excuses for those who seek to destroy those very principles.
If you deny its causes, you cannot put forward a meaningful vision of the way forward.
The case for attacking ISIS there will vary. That for tackling Islamist extremism here does not.
Few leaders on the continental mainland have the understanding and the political will to take the measures that are needed to protect their citizens.
Time will tell if we have the politicians who have the courage to impose the measures needed if we are to pull through.
The Home Secretary on the Paris atrocity, refugees, immigration and Britain’s security against terrorism.
The stability of Syria, and any hope for wider peace in the region, depend upon the removal of this dictator.
A boost for Len Pen. A blow to Merkel. More Europe-wide security measures. No Commons vote on bombing Syria. And, more distantly, the end of free movement?