Can we stop the wars caused by Islamophobia?
I am eternally optimistic, and I know we can win the war against Islamophobia – not by force but through education, empathy and understanding. …More on the war against fear of the evil religion atÂ The StarÂ thanks to Mullah, pbuh….
“Senator Whish-Wilson was describing a well-Âunderstood part of counter-insurgency strategy: that extremists sometimes use the military intervention of outside countries as a tool to radicalism (sic) people,” she said in a statement.
Milne is evidently able to speak a foreign language in English. Quite a skill.
Imagine the Stress!
Academic Richard Mulgan considers theÂ dreadful costÂ of the Abbott government’s asylum seeker policies:
Stopping the boats has been a clear success for the Abbott government. Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison said they would stop the boats and, give or take the odd exception, they have. But implementing the policy has not been without cost. In particular, it hasÂ strained the professional and ethical integrity of the public servants involvedÂ …
I think I’m going to cry.–STRAINING, NOT DROWNINGÂ (Tim Blair)
DON’T CALL TERRORISTS TERRORISTS
I think we need to find better words than ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ because, to me, this implies a very one-sided view of the world. Often our forces could be seen by Iraqi civilians as being terrorists. ‘Terrorist’ is a word that is very commonly used against us by those same people in Iraq who have been radicalised – anything that creates terror is, by definition, terrorism. We use that word because it is a very simple word to use andÂ it demonises people.
Go ahead, then, senator. Let’s hear your alternatives. Â (Tim Blair)