Also: Will Lyra McKee’s murder in Londonderry be enough to re-start the political process in Northern Ireland? It doesn’t seem likely.
Posts Tagged: Terrorism
WATCH: May’s deputy rejects Thornberry’s attempt to draw a link between Brexit and ‘New IRA’ violence
“I don’t think those murderers in Derry were motivated by any thoughts about the border or about customs arrangements.”
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
Sara Khan should hold an investigation into racial and religious prejudice among all the main parties.
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
Also: Ministers brace for fight with SNP over ‘Stronger Towns Fund’; Scottish Government backpedalling hard on welfare devolution; and more.
We were curious to know how big the proportion of objectors would be, to which the answer is: a fifth.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
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.
WATCH: Corbyn will “sit down with Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA…yet he won’t meet me to talk about Brexit”
The Labour leader responded by borrowing Hilary Benn’s line that the Prime Minister’s door may be open but her mind is closed.