Archive for 'Terrorism'
Guest post by Mehrdad Amanpour
I live in Greenwich, South East London (a couple of miles from Woolwich). As someone from a Muslim family, I needed to write down my thoughts on this terrible and traumatic event. I feel that the result would be appropriate for this excellent blog.
I don’t need to come from a Muslim [...]
A terrorist explains his actions.
The video is shocking, but his words are not. We’re used to them, even though they are too frequently distorted through the dissembling muddled mumble of Guardian pundits. Here they are clear and unadulterated.
Gene adds: There are almost always ordinary people who act with extraordinary selflessness and bravery when things like this happen. [...]
Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, has responded to UN Human Rights Council official Richard Falk’s effort to blame the Boston Marathon bombings on “Tel Aviv.”
Outraged by Richard Falk’s highly offensive Boston comments. Someone who spews such vitriol has no place at the UN. Past time for him to go.
— Susan Rice [...]
With all the depressing videos we’ve posted over the years of hate preachers speaking at mosques in the UK, there is something reassuring about this:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, angrily disrupted a January talk at a Cambridge [Massachusetts] mosque when a speaker compared the Prophet Mohammed and the [...]
Guest post by Marcus Brutus
Reactions to massacres reveal almost as much as much about the human dark side as mass slaughter itself. The days of a media filled with respectful mourning died with the birth of the internet which gave a voice to anyone with an opinion. Now an atrocity sparks cretin cavalcades and concocted [...]
Posted: April 22nd, 2013 under Terrorism.
The second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been taken into custody in Watertown, Massachusetts, after an all-day manhunt. His brother, the other suspect, was killed earlier in a confrontation with police.
A policeman at MIT in Cambridge is also dead, apparently killed by the suspects.
Comments are open, but please keep them reality-based.
Alec adds: [...]
Amby Burfoot (@exerscience) is the editor of the US Runner’s World. He was running the Boston Marathon, and about to approach the finish of the race. Blocked from finishing, after his initial confusion he said this to The Washington Post.
This wasn’t just an attack against the Boston Marathon. It was an attack against the American [...]
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Terrorism.
As you’re probably aware, two bombs exploded near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, killing two three and wounding dozens of others, some of whom lost limbs.
At least two other explosive devices were found near the marathon finish line.
It’s important to remember in events like this that early reports are likely as not to [...]
This Friday yet another extremist rally will be held at the East London Mosque.
This time it’s organised by the Young Muslim Organisation (YMO), a youth arm of the Islamic Forum of Europe. The YMO has a history of promoting horrific extremists and terrorists.
The speakers at this Friday’s event are fanatics for Hamas. Daud Abdullah is [...]
Khalid Al-Fikri is an Egyptian Islamist preacher who has found refuge in the UK.
He has abused his new home by spreading hatred and intolerance wherever he can.
This makes him a perfect guest for the East London Mosque’s London Muslim Centre, where he is due to speak on the 16th of March.
This post documents the depravity [...]