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The New Zealand Shootings: The Untold Stories | GQ
A moving account of the shootings and their aftermath. Via Metafilter.
shooting  terrorism  racism  new-zealand 
october 2019 by pw201
ISIS Is Just One of a Full-Blown Global Jihadist Insurgency - The Daily Beast
"By failing to name the ideology and isolate it from everyday Islam, we deprive these reforming voices of a lexicon, a language to deploy against those who are attempting to silence their progressive efforts within their own communities. We prevent a conversation around ending Islamism’s appeal while also reforming traditional Islam. If it has “nothing to do with Islam,” there is nothing to discuss within Islamic communities. In this way, we surrender the debate to the extremists, who meanwhile are discussing Islam with impunity."
islam  islamism  religion  terrorism  jihad  isis  isil 
november 2015 by pw201
The Sad Futility of Trying to Stop Planes Crashing | VICE | United Kingdom
"There's a rule of thumb when you're designing a complicated system, which says that when you get to a point where you're applying fixes to fixes it may be time to step back and reconsider the whole thing."
flight  911  aviation  terrorism  crash  cfit  security 
march 2015 by pw201
What ISIS Really Wants - The Atlantic
"The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it." Via Mefi.
isis  islam  war  terrorism  caliphate  apocalypse 
february 2015 by pw201
If Europe is to overcome Islamist terror, it needs to fight for the values it holds dear | Comment is free | The Guardian
"For many on the left, tolerance comes easily. But economic disarray has sapped the will to defend our principles of rationalism and individual liberty."
terrorism  left  islamism  europe  culture 
january 2015 by pw201
The cult of death and the psychopaths it ensnares - Telegraph
"Islamist terrorists believe they are a pure elite, destined to survive the cataclysmic conflict of civilisations they desire to bring about. That is why Isil’s magazine is called “Dabiq” or Ark. Ideally, as the Egyptian president has courageously commented, they would like to witness an all-out war between 1.6 billion Muslims and the other six billion inhabitants of our planet, but for the time being they’ll just be the vanguard of it."
islam  islamism  terrorism 
january 2015 by pw201
Ex-Muslims Forum on Twitter: "an e-mail from an Exmuslim about #CharlieHebdo "I want to weep" - fear, sickness and horror"
The ex-Muslims Forum publish "an e-mail from an Exmuslim about #CharlieHebdo "I want to weep" - fear, sickness and horror"
ex-muslim  charlie-hebdo  terrorism  murder  islam 
january 2015 by pw201
22 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Shooting - BuzzFeed News
"Cartoonists from all over the world mourn in the wake of a Paris shooting that killed as many as 12 people, many of whom are members of Charlie Hebdo."
charliehebdo  jesuischarlie  cartoon  murder  terrorism 
january 2015 by pw201
The case for mocking religion.
Hitchens! thou shouldst be living at this hour: France has need of thee.
cartoons  christopher-hitchens  satire  religion  islam  terrorism  murder 
january 2015 by pw201
GCHQ's 'jihad on tech firms' can only fail | Technology | The Guardian
Blaming Facebook for Lee Rigby's murder will only lead to a breakdown in the relationship between the police and tech companies, says Ross Anderson.
gchq  facebook  terrorism  security  lee-rigby  ross-anderson 
november 2014 by pw201
Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
"I am an independent Q.C. and not part of the government machine. I am tasked with reviewing the operation of the United Kingdom’s anti-terrorism laws. Where I am critical, I recommend change. My reports and recommendations are submitted to ministers and laid before Parliament." Interesting blog posts and reports on the police use of their anti-terrorism powers.
law  politics  terrorism  police 
august 2013 by pw201
Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours
"David Miranda, partner of Guardian interviewer of whistleblower Edward Snowden, questioned under Terrorism Act." This is why we don't permit laws which allow people to be held for long periods without charge, even if the laws are ostensibly about fighting "terrorism". There's no way that the UK authorities can seriously think Miranda is a terrorist. Via Metafilter, where they're speculating that the US and UK are spooked because they don't know what Snowden has actually got.
law  politics  terrorism  nsa  spying  heathrow  privacy  edward-snowden  glenn-greenwald  gchq 
august 2013 by pw201
Schneier on Security: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Defends NSA Surveillance Programs
"Here's a transcript of a panel discussion about NSA surveillance. There's a lot worth reading here, but I want to quote Bob Litt's opening remarks. He's the General Counsel for ODNI, and he has a lot to say about the programs revealed so far in the Snowden documents."
terrorism  nsa  spying  leaks  privacy  security  prism 
july 2013 by pw201
The Boston Marathon Bombing: Keep Calm and Carry On - Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic
"But our brains are fooling us. Even though this will be in the news for weeks, we should recognize this for what it is: a rare event. That's the very definition of news: something that is unusual -- in this case, something that almost never happens. "
terrorism  bruce-schneier  security 
april 2013 by pw201
The Infamous Brad - 9/11/12 in Libya and Egypt
Brad Hicks with some interesting background on what's going on.
mohammed  islam  terrorism  politics  usa  libya  egypt 
september 2012 by pw201
Open letter to violent Muslim protestors | The Chronicle
"I really don’t understand how my fellow Muslims do not see that, with their reactions, they actually prove what has been said about them by their enemies. You call my religion evil or terrorism and, in order to “disprove” this insult, I will go kill people, burn embassies, act like a bloodthirsty crazy person…. Don’t you fellow Muslims see the ridiculousness of this logic and actions! The uncivilized images of these violent protests by these irresponsible and violent Muslims shape the image of 1.6 billion Muslims all around the world. "
violence  religion  terrorism  quran  islam 
march 2012 by pw201
Schneier on Security: Close the Washington Monument
"Let it stand, empty and inaccessible, as a monument to our fears."
security  terrorism  politics  government  washington  tsa  bruce-schneier 
december 2010 by pw201
Heresy Corner: Sir Ian Blair defends the indefensible
I do try not to link to every single thing Heresiarch posts, but this is a particularly good one. " Evidence that the powers have been used inappropriately is not hard to find. Much more striking is the lack of evidence that the powers have ever been used appropriately. No terrorism-related charges have been brought against anyone as a result of a search carried out under the 2000 Terrorism Act".
terrorism  politics  ian-blair  crime  police 
january 2010 by pw201
Oh no! "Licentiousness breeds extremism"
"Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has a worrying column in The Independent. It is not worrying because of the concerns she raises about "licentiousness", "social nihilism", "debauchery", etc., but because it is another example of blaming the victims. Somehow the blame for Islamist terrorism is to be sheeted home to the relative sexual permissiveness of Western (in this case, British) society. It is also worrying because Alibhai-Brown is supposed to be an example of a moderate Muslim"
islam  muslim  uk  politics  sex  religion  terrorism 
january 2010 by pw201
Is aviation security mostly for show? -
Bruce Schneier: "When people are scared, they need something done that will make them feel safe, even if it doesn't truly make them safer. Politicians naturally want to do something in response to crisis, even if that something doesn't make any sense."
security  terrorism  politics  travel  news  bruce-schneier 
december 2009 by pw201
Renouncing Islamism: To the brink and back again - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
The stories of former Islamists who came back from the brink, and just what went wrong to put them there in the first place. "From the right, there was the brutal nativist cry of "Go back where you came from!" But from the left, there was its mirror-image: a gooey multicultural sense that immigrants didn't want liberal democratic values and should be exempted from them. Again and again, they described how at school they were treated as "the funny foreign child", and told to "explain their customs" to the class. It patronised them into alienation. "
islam  religion  politics  terrorism  culture  war  hari  johann-hari  jihad  islamism 
november 2009 by pw201
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: An interview
Johann Hari interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali. As Steven over at itsmypulp points out, it's interesting that she sees Western views that "Islam is peace" as naive, but also hopes for reform.
islam  religion  terrorism  ayaan  ayaan-hirsi-ali  johann-hari  holland  dutch  theo-van-gogh 
november 2007 by pw201
HOWTO: Be a homeopathic bioterrorist
I'm shocked that this sort of information is freely available on the Internet. Why do you hate America?
homeopathy  woo-woo  terrorism  funny  satire  woo  health  medicine 
november 2007 by pw201
Terrorism and Radicalization: What Not to Do, What to Do
Scott Atran's presentation on strategies for preventing Islamic terrorism.
atran  islam  religion  terrorism  war  anthropology  politics 
november 2007 by pw201
The Black Sites
The CIA tortures prisoners in a number of secret sites across the world. "Rumsfeld declined to comment" - funny that.
culture  news  politics  terrorism  torture  CIA  Interrogation  waterboarding  daniel-pearl 
august 2007 by pw201
The London car-bomb plot was designed to kill women. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine
Hitchens on a plausible motivation for putting the London car bombs near a night club.
islam  terrorism  women  hitchens  politics 
july 2007 by pw201
Cover story: 'My brother the bomber' by Shiv Malik | Prospect Magazine June 2007 issue 135
"What turned Mohammad Sidique Khan, a softly spoken youth worker, into the mastermind of 7/7? I spent months in a Leeds suburb getting to know Khan's brother. A complex and disturbing story of the bomber's radicalisation emerged "
culture  fundamentalism  islam  religion  terrorism  immigration 
may 2007 by pw201
Christopher Hitchens - Londonistan Calling
Hitchens on Britiain's home grown bombers.
hitchens  london  islam  terrorism 
may 2007 by pw201
Reason Magazine - Ticking Bombast
Some interesting variants on the old "ticking time-bomb" justification for torture.
torture  Terrorism  law  henley 
april 2007 by pw201
Facing the Islamist Menace by Christopher Hitchens, City Journal Winter 2007
Hitchens reviews Mark Steyn's book "America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It".
demographics  Europe  islam  religion  terrorism  hitchens  steyn  Politics 
march 2007 by pw201
Steve Boggan on what to do in the event of a nuclear war | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
Deep beneath Wiltshire lies an abandoned fortress, strewn with old bedding, rusting machinery and stationery marked 'top secret'. This is the Corsham bunker, where the nation's elite would have retreated in the event of nuclear war. Built at the height of
terrorism  war  apocalypse  bunker  nuclear  corsham 
february 2007 by pw201
Pascal Bruckner: Enlightenment fundamentalism or racism of the anti-racists? - signandsight
Is the Enlightenment a religion? How multi-culturalism can lock people into a particular group. Shades of Neal Stephenson's stuff about whether some cultures can be said to be better than others.
europe  islam  culture  politics  terrorism  enlightenment 
january 2007 by pw201

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