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 willContinue 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, HollywoodContinue 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 elsewhereContinue 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 haveContinue 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 officialsContinue 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 soContinue reading “There is no honour in doing evil for a good cause”