Tagged: IS

Smoke rises during clashes in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, during an operation to attack Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq (Photo: Thaier Al-Sudani/ Reuters)

Madness in Mosul

The rise of populists and of IS stem from the same root cause: disillusionment with “the system”. That is why the defeat of IS will take so much more than just military force. The...

A Houthi fighter at the aftermath of an air strike in a residential area. (Photo: Reuters)

How Britain Is Destroying Yemen

Since September 2014, Yemen has been the battleground for a detrimental civil war, and received devastating air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition. Yet has anything actually been achieved? The beginning of the recent civil...

The famous “Napalm girl” photo, taken during the Vietnam War. (Photo: Nick Ut)

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

We’ve become desensitised to war – and frightened of it. Katy Bennett argues that this is a dangerous combination. Britain has almost been constantly at war for the past 100 years, but since World...

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn. (Photo: www.insidehousing.co.uk)

War is not Helping

The road to war is paved with good intentions. We want to help, but instead cause death, destruction and destabilisation. Shortly before MPs voted in favour of air strikes in Syria, shadow foreign secretary...

One hashtag provided the perfect response. (Photo: @BIGTOBZSF/Twitter @MOFAROOQ9/Twitter)

They ain’t no Muslims, bruv

After the recent Leytonstone Station terrorist attacks, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv began trending on Twitter. If there’s one thing that shows we cannot blame everyday Muslims for so-called Islamic State, it’s this. Islam has nothing...

Bomb Syria at Your Own Risk

France is posturing for war and Britain looks set to join them. Matthew Howlett argues that David Cameron would be making a mistake to do the same. Needless to say, the brutal and tragic...

Refugees deserve our help just as much as our own citizens. (Photo: Getty Images)

Blaming Refugees Won’t Work

The terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris last week shouldn’t be blamed on refugees. In the aftermath of such horrific events, we must turn to love, not rejection. Like many people on Friday night,...

Nato and the world stand in solidarity with France – it’s time to walk the walk. (Photo: David Little UK)

Dogs of War

After the events in Paris, Matt Gillow argues that what we need is a war. On Saturday night, French President François Hollande declared the attacks on Paris, carried out by so-called Islamic State, killing...

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