From Caliphate to Welfare State

BY FRANK HAVILAND The first duty of government is to protect its citizens. You can map the decline of a nation simply by its inability to uphold the laws founded for such a purpose. Britain is now failing this litmus test with alarming regularity. Westminster is now perfectly willing to ignore its largest ever democratic vote, overlook the carnage on the streets of London lest … Continue reading From Caliphate to Welfare State

Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

BY ASGHAR KHAN There are some in the British Muslim community and some on the Left who have been angered by the Defence Secretary’s statement to the Daily Mail this week. Gavin Williamson said: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He told the newspaper: “I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever … Continue reading Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

The Corbyn Jones Affinity?

BY MANDY BALDWIN Nobody should be surprised at the reaction of Jeremy Corbyn to the announcement that Sally Jones, aka ‘The White Widow’, has been killed in a CIA drone strike. As ever, Corbyn is unable to wholeheartedly condemn terrorists, or terrorism. He seems dimly aware that by not doing so he offends people who he may have to impress in order to gain power, … Continue reading The Corbyn Jones Affinity?

London

VICAR My thoughts go out to those involved in the London terror attacks last night. I was up late following events and went to bed around 2am expecting terrible news in the morning. When I woke up this morning I must admit being surprised at the relatively small numbers of dead, although over 40 injured – some young girls by stabbing – sounds horrific. I … Continue reading London

How will ISIS be Remembered?

BY ASGHAR KHAN With ISIS on the retreat and soon to be taking their last stand in Syria, one wonders how they will be recollected by History. It seems inevitable now that their so-called Islamic state will shortly be eviscerated. Certainly, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (otherwise known as Daesh, ISIL and by a whole string of other names) will be remembered … Continue reading How will ISIS be Remembered?