Category Archives: Terrorism

There Was Once a Road Through the Woods

Perry de Havilland at Samizdata has linked to a piece in the Christian Post written by somebody apologising for being an ardent defender of Islam in recent times, somebody who now feels the critics of Islam were right all along.  … Continue reading

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The March of the Impotents

Well, I’m glad I didn’t go on that march through Paris yesterday. On Friday, French President Francois Hollande said in a public address: “These fanatics have nothing to do with the Muslim religion”. Which is a flat-out lie, and Hollande … Continue reading

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

I’d be lying if I said I was shocked or shaken by the attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris last week.  It may be different for the French, but I’ve gotten strangely used to this.  Indeed, the only thing … Continue reading

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Denis Donaldson

Former senior Sinn Fein member Denis Donaldson has been found shot dead in the Irish Republic. reports the BBC. Mr Donaldson was expelled from the party last December after admitting he was a paid British spy for 20 years. Now … Continue reading

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Where next?

I’m back from Russia, and am in the process of writing a post to that effect. But here’s some food for thought: I spent last night in the Radisson SAS hotel in Kuwait. Last night terrorists killed 57 people in … Continue reading

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