Posts Tagged ‘War on Terror’

NZ Muslims extend hand to PM

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations says it still wants to meet Prime Minister John Key so it can help efforts to combat Islamic State (IS) It comes after Mr Key yesterday said the number of people on a Government watchlist of potential threats had grown. He said 30-40 people were on the list because of Read more

Iraq’s moral legacy

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

According to The Washington Post and The New York Times the Iraq War has ended—again. But we still have not come to terms with what it has really meant. Those with long memories remember that the first George Bush Gulf War ended as we slaughtered the helpless remnants of the Iraqi army fleeing from Kuwait, Read more

Killing of Osama – the normalisation of terror?

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Is the way the world has reacted to the killing of Osama bin Laden the ultimate victory for the purveyors of terror; its normalisation? What is the most compelling image we have relating to the killing of Osama?  “No, not the soon-to-be-released Bin Laden-shot-in-the-head photo (which could become one of the most viewed photographs in Read more