Category: News Coverage

28 Dec 2016

Populism: Pantomime politics or the public fighting back?

Originally published by the BBC The man who was prime minister last Christmas and isn’t this Christmas thinks he knows why. “I stand here as a great optimist about how we can combat populism. It may seem odd that I am so optimistic, because after all the rise of populism cost me my job.” … … Continued

17 Dec 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub. Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including fighters loyal to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, a proscribed terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda. … Continued

14 Dec 2016

How will the fall of Aleppo affect the Syrian civil war?

Originally published in TRT World Syrian regime forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and his allies have taken control of the rebel-held eastern district of Aleppo on Tuesday. Opposition defences collapsed on Monday after heavy bombing forced them to retreat to districts on the west bank of the Queiq River. More than 90 percent of eastern Aleppo which was previously held by … Continued

14 Dec 2016

Likud MK: Netanyahu’s heart isn’t in two-state solution

A parliamentarian in Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party has said that Likud shares a one-state vision where Palestinians live under a Jewish state, and that Netanyahu only talks about two states because he feels obliged to. …   Challenging Zohar’s idea that Palestinians should live in a Greater Israel, provided they recognise it as Jewish, … Continued

14 Dec 2016

A BBC show dubbed by the media as “the Muslim Big Brother” is already under fire ahead of its airing on Monday night. Muslims Like Us will feature ten Muslims with contrasting world views living in a house together as they endeavour to determine what it means to be a Muslim in modern Britain. … … Continued

07 Dec 2016

BBC slammed over IS sympathiser’s role on show about British Muslims

Originally published by the Evening Standard The BBC was today accused of “totally inappropriate” conduct over its decision to feature a notorious extremist who has expressed support for Islamic State beheadings in a new programme on British Muslims to be broadcast next week. Anthony Small, 35, a former boxer and associate of jailed extremist cleric Anjem Choudary, … Continued

05 Dec 2016

‘Right on’ critics are ignoring problems caused by immigration, government tsar warns after Muslim groups condemn her ‘inflammatory call’ for newcomers to take a vow of allegiance.

Originally published by the Daily Mail. The author of a bombshell report on immigration and integration in Britain today slammed ‘right on’ critics for ignoring real problems. Dame Louise Casey made a series of extraordinary recommendations today after months studying the impact of migration across the country. … Dr Alan Mendoza, of the Henry Jackson … Continued

29 Nov 2016

Austria Elections Reflect Europe’s Right-wing Surge

Originally published by Voice of America LONDON — Austria’s elections on Sunday could see Norbert Hofer chosen as the country’s first far-right leader since World War II. Austrians will head to the polls following a victory this week by Francois Fillon, the more right-leaning of two candidates in France’s conservative primary. … “It’s a pretty amazing … Continued

25 Nov 2016

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the ‘Caliphate’

Originally posted by the New Arab Much is made of the foreign fighters who flock to join the “caliphate” Islamic State (IS) claims to have established in Iraq and Syria. Although many foreign fighters are from Middle Eastern and North African countries, the international focus is on those from prosperous western nations. … Kyle Orton, … Continued

25 Nov 2016

The right must stop explaining away the crimes of Thomas Mair

Originally published by the New Statesman When I was a teenager, and prone to overlapping love affairs as teenagers often are, I found myself abandoned by one girl in favour of a white boy, and found another at the expense of a Muslim. … As Douglas Murray, a columnist for the Spectator and the Express … Continued

15 Nov 2016

The surprising similarities of Trump and Obama on foreign policy

Originally posted by the Christian Science Monitor: Barack Obama undertakes his last overseas trip as president this week with an adjusted mission in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory: to reassure allies and partners about continuing support for them and America’s unwavering global leadership. … “The most meaningful message Europe can send Trump is a … Continued

12 Nov 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph: A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must distance itself from individuals who condone “violent extremism and acts of terrorism”. … Rupert … Continued

30 Oct 2016

Saddam and the Islamic State: family connections

Originally posted by The New Arab Earlier this week on Tuesday, the Kirkuk police department announced that a cousin of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had been arrested south of the city on charges of participating in recent attacks launched in the province by the Islamic State. … But according to The Henry Jackson Society even before … Continued

19 Oct 2016

What happens if Islamic State flees Iraq?

Originally published by The Week The EU’s security commissioner has warned of the threat to Europe posed by Islamic State militants fleeing Mosul. … Kyle Orton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, believes the group is deliberately giving up its caliphate. … Read full article here

18 Oct 2016

After losses in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State moves goal posts

Orginally published by Boston Globe BEIRUT — Islamic State leaders had long promised their followers an apocalyptic battle — foretold, some believe, by the Prophet Mohammed — in an otherwise nondescript village they controlled in northern Syria. … Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, the senior Islamic State strategist killed in an August airstrike, had vowed that the group … Continued

16 Oct 2016

Stop the War linked to Putin puppets

Originally published by The Sunday Times An organisation funded by the Kremlin to undermine the West has named Stop the War, the hard-left group chaired until last year by Jeremy Corbyn, as its official UK partner. … Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said: “What’s happening here … Continued

15 Oct 2016

Stop the War chief accused of hypocrisy

Originally published by The Times The deputy leader of the Stop the War Coalition has refused to protest at the Russian embassy although has often been spotted demonstrating outside the Israeli and American missions. … Davis Lewin, of the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said that the coalition “has become one of the most shameful, hypocritical … Continued

13 Oct 2016

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Putin declare war, says expert

Originally published by Mail Online Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Vladimir Putin declare war, an expert has warned. … Dr Andrew Foxall, director of Russian studies at the Henry Jackson Society, said Britain’s defence system, military strategy and training standards would not stand up to the Russian regime. … … Continued

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