Just a Bit More Beheading than We Are Used To

There has been a debate in the UK press suggesting we should hope that some of these ISIS killers come back to Britain, realize that jihad was all a phase and then head off to university for the start of the new term.

The beheading of James Foley was terrible, she stressed, “because we dont know what [his] views were.

“Is there a time when even “combatants” — or anyone else — should be treated in this way? And who is to say who is a combatant and who not?

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Alex Salmond should be praying for a narrow No

Judging by facial expression and body language alone, I would guess that Alex Salmonds private polling is telling him that he has lost. And if there is a “No” victory is by a small-ish margin, that will be the best possible outcome for him personally. As he says himself, this decision will be forever. There will be no repetition mercifully of this ugly experiment in mob initimidation and bare-faced lying.

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Will Fact Ever Displace Anti-Israel Fiction?

CommentAnti-Israel propaganda has been driven from the start by lies distortions and a massive rewriting of history. Blame for everything is piled on the Jews, while the crimes of the Arabs, including the Palestinians, are exonerated.

The American Vice-Consul, along with British officers and the British High Commissioner, Sir Alan Cunningham, stated at the time that the Arabs were encouraging flight while the Jews were doing all in their power to prevent it.

The Haganas behavior was the exact opposite of “ethnic cleansing.” Once order was restored, Arabs were appointed to key posts and part of the supplies originally earmarked for the Jewish inhabitants were given freely to the Arabs.

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Isil want to assassinate the Pope, says Iraqs ambassador to Vatican

Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by the Islamic extremists of Isil, the Vatican has been warned, ahead of his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.

As the 77-year-old pontiff prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday for a one-day visit, Iraqs ambassador to the Holy See said there were credible threats against the pontiffs life.

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church could also be vulnerable when he travels to Turkey in November, the ambassador said.

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