Why war fails as a solution for terrorism

Howard Zinn on terrorism: "If a bomb is deliberately dropped on a house or a vehicle on the grounds that a 'suspected terrorist' is inside . . . , the resulting deaths of women and children may not be intentional. But neither are they accidental. The proper description is "inevitable." So if an action will … Continue reading Why war fails as a solution for terrorism

South Park censored after Islamic Militant fears

Southpark creators Matt Stone (no connection to me or this blog, just the same name) and Trey Parker have sparked religious controversy again with an episode featuring the Islamic prophet Mohammed. "LOS ANGELES: In its 200 shows, the irreverent animated program South Park has mercilessly satirised Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood … Continue reading South Park censored after Islamic Militant fears

Al-Qaeda recuiter’s speech to Sydney mosque

"AN AL-QAEDA recruiter, described as the No. 1 terrorist threat to America, was engaged by a Sydney youth group to address hundreds of young people - a decision that has caused deep divisions at one of Australia's largest mosques." Read more of the source article here. Anybody got contacts with Lakemba mosque? Postscript: It has emerged elsewhere … Continue reading Al-Qaeda recuiter’s speech to Sydney mosque

American Drone Attacks Are Counterproductive

In a recent interview, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani talked about the fight against terrorism in his country, the future of Afghanistan and why US drone attacks do more harm than good. Something for Christian peace activists to take note of. HT to Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Regular readers of this blog would be aware that I have been closely following the escalation of terrorist activity in India, and in particular the emergence of Hindu terrorism in response to Islamic and Marxist terrorism. Well, news reports are now emerging of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, where people holding British and American passports have … Continue reading Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Hindu Terrorist Cell

Hari Kumar from the New York Times has reported that Indian Police have nine people from a Hindu Terrorist cell into custody: "For the first time in this Hindu-majority nation of 1.1 billion people, the police have announced the arrest of people who are accused of being part of a Hindu terrorist cell." "Police officials … Continue reading Hindu Terrorist Cell

There is no honour in doing evil for a good cause

The war on terrorism can never justify the dismantling of fundamental Western institutions, writes Raimond Gaita. IMMEDIATELY after the first of the London bombings in July last year, Tony Blair and John Howard told us that only if we went about our business as normal would we deny terrorists their victory. A day or so … Continue reading There is no honour in doing evil for a good cause

Shadows of Sexual Frustration?

There's some interesting musings about the root causes of terrorism at Times & Seasons, a Mormon blog I came across through John Morehead. It has been reported that Bernard Lewis, a noted 'Arabist' at Princeton, recently gave a briefing to senior policy makers in Washington where he listed chastity as one of the root causes … Continue reading Shadows of Sexual Frustration?

Terrorism is a tactic, not a movement

In future posts I'd like to look at a Christian response to terrorism but before I do that I'd like to clear the air on what terrorism actually is: terrorism is a tactic, not a movement. In a pithy commentary on one blog, Bill Keane writes: It is wrong to write of "terrorists" as if … Continue reading Terrorism is a tactic, not a movement