28 August 2014

Calling Islamists 'Deranged and Deluded' Avoids the Real Issue

Every time something cruel happens, the reflex is go into the rattle bag of clichés of condemnation. What that does is prevent serious thought about the politics and ideology behind the decision to fly a plane into the World Trade Centre, murder Daniel Pearl in Pakistan because he was Jewish, and now butcher James Foley because he was American.

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Police Chief Told To Resign Over 'Appalling' Child Abuse

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Nigel Farage: I'll Quit If Ukip Fails To Win Any MPs

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Festival-Goers Prove Yet Again They're Not The Best At Cleaning Up After Themselves

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Lingerie Tycoon Must Have Said Something Pretty Bad To Be Abused Like This..

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The Internet Is Drooling Over France's Ridiculously Good Looking Economy Minister

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'Calling A Partner Fat Can Lead To Domestic Abuse,' Says Labour Shadow Minister

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Boris Johnson Announces Which Commons Seat He Wants

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Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Selected As Candidate To Stand In Thanet At General Election

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IMF Chief Lagarde Charged In Corruption Probe

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These Businesses Don't Think Scottish Independence Is Such A Hot Idea

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Alex Salmond 'Wins' Second Scottish Independence Debate Against Alistair Darling (VIDEO)

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South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Will Be Suspended By Labour If He Does Not Resign

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Britain's Top Politicians Yet To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Lib Dems Plan Sex Education For Seven-Year-Olds

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RBS May Have Saved Its Rogue Bankers From Jail With 'Whitewash' Report

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