Category: War Terrorism

Phyllis Bennis: Before Orlando

For nine years Mateen worked for G4S Security, a British-based corporation that contracts with the U.S. and Israeli governments for work that often violates human rights on a massive scale

Sam Badger: How the War on Terror Fuels Trump

The bipartisan consensus of endless wars and attacks on civil liberties laid the groundwork for Trump’s toxic agenda

Vijay Prashad: The Futility of Air Strikes in the War on Terror

Bombings aren’t as targeted (or as effective) as the American government would have you believe

Robert Fisk: Isis has not radicalised young Muslims, it has infantilised them

Isis has broken down the precious wall which separates childhood from adulthood, innocence from guilt. This, far more than mass murder, is its final dark achievement

Gareth Porter: The sham rebrand of al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front

The objective of the manoeuvre was to head off US-Russian military cooperation against the jihadist group

Victor Grossman: From Germany: Horror and Sorrow

A report from Berlin on causes of the spate of violence striking Germany and across Europe

Juan Cole: Is the French Press Right to stop Printing Pictures, Names of Terrorists?

We are privileging certain kinds of violence and magnifying it through the press and social media

Robert Fisk: We love to talk of terror – but after the Munich shooting, this hypocritical catch-all term has finally caught us out

It all comes down to the same thing in the end. If Muslims attack us, they are terrorists. If non-Muslims attack us, they are shooters. If Muslims attack other Muslims, they are attackers

Ramzy Baroud: From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS

For many western commentators and politicians it is much easier – let alone safer – to discuss ISIS within impractical contexts, for example, Islam, than to take moral responsibility

Juan Cole: Nice, France, Attack: A Gandhian Response to Serial Killers

You want to reply effectively to Nice? Reject fear and reject hate

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