Tag Archives: terrorism

  1. Usman Khan – issues like rehabilitation and the human rights of terrorists can only be solved with cross-party consensus

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    December 3, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    The story of how Usman Khan came to be released onto the streets and arriving at a conference on prisoner …
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  2. Finsbury Park: Terrorism, pure and simple

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    June 20, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    It was a terrorist incident at Finsbury Park mosque. Put aside some news organisations’ insistence in calling it a ‘white …
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  3. London Bridge provides us with so many questions to which we have so few answers

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    June 5, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Yesterday morning my two kids (aged seven and nine) were building things with Jenga blocks. We had just watched the …
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  4. Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy: why you should read it before commenting

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    May 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am prepared to bet good money that many of the people who responded negatively to Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy …
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  5. Time to reconsider what Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘support for the IRA’ means?

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    May 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The sudden focus on what Jeremy Corbyn has said and done regarding the issue of Ireland is unsurprising. It has …
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  6. Manchester – we must maintain the ‘greyzone’, because the alternative is unthinkable

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    May 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I won’t be talking about the election campaign this morning. But I will be talking about politics. At times like …
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  7. Would military action mean the UK would be subject to more terrorist attacks?

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    November 27, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The West would be the subject of terrorist attacks from ISIS whether or not they get involved in Syria. So …
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  8. Why Paris shows that ISIS are losing and we who maintain the ‘greyzone’ are winning

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    November 14, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    At first I had nothing. Nothing at all. The second mass murder of civilians in a year in the same …
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  9. Government response to Jihadi John another example of how ‘hard cases make bad law’

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    March 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Often, we are faced with an extreme situation that leads to the cry that “something must be done.” Governments, or …
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  10. “The Interview” – giving into terrorism leads to more terrorism

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    December 24, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Let’s not pretend for a moment that Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” out of all cinemas in the world, …
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  11. Torture should be investigated, but within context

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    December 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There have been some very interesting articles through the last week on the moral judgement of the use of torture. …
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  12. The beheading of Alan Henning…a sign of fear or a piece of kamikaze?

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    October 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Alan Henning was watching TV one day and saw a piece on the news about Syrian children who had been …
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  13. UK votes to join airstrikes in Iraq – but at what cost?

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    September 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So the vote on whether to join in the air strikes on Islamic State (ISIL) was carried out on Friday …
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  14. There is no solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict if we don’t negotiate with Hamas

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    July 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I feel that whenever I write about Israel I need to declare an interest. I am Jewish, I am the …
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