How will the Palestinians ever be pressured to negotiate in good faith if the world is unwilling to do anything but infantilize them constantly?
“It’s true that some of [the money] might [end up terrorist coffers], just as some resources in any nation will find their way into the hands of criminals (ask HSBC). So why don’t we shut down the phone networks to hamper terrorism? Why don’t we ban agriculture in case fertiliser is used to make explosives? Why don’t we stop all the clocks to prevent armed gangs from planning their next atrocity?”
Where is the justice for the thousands of bodies that have fallen, died, and been taken into captivity at the hands of mad men?
I know you’re out there coming up with all kinds of objections and waiting to shout “False equivalency!” over this or that detail.
Islam, like Christianity before it, must find some way of squaring its dogmas with the rules of liberal and secular society.
For the subjects of hashtag activism, life continues even when it doesn’t end well.
At least one of the hostage takers who took part in Wednesday’s attacks is alleged to have been trained by al-Qa’ida in Yemen.
When three gunmen walked into Charlie Hebdo offices Wednesday morning and executed 12 people, eight of whom were journalists, they made a stand against free speech.
I wonder where the good hides in times like these. Does it nestle underneath a rock until the time is right? Or does it rest behind the clouds? Other times I wonder if it’s a choice. If the good and the bad are things we can choose to see or not see.
Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were both Canadian, born and raised. I feel this is the most disturbing part of what happened: these people were our own.