Exploiting Islamic religious divide (by Gwynne Dyer)

February 15, 2016

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

Last Thursday, there were 16 bomb blasts in Baghdad (72 people killed, 217 injured). On Friday, two big car bombs in Damascus killed 40 people and injured 150. Even for Iraq, where there are suicide bombs every week, that is impressive. For Syria, these were the first terrorist attacks after eight months of non-violent protests. In both cases, however, perfectly sane people suspect that the government itself was behind the attacks.

Dec 29, 2011

Read more

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10775665

and

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

Looking back over four years it’s so sad to see how the situation in Syria could have gotten to the disaster it is today. And the world leaders did so little (effectively) in that time!

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

linking hands

– c

from

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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Jihadist ‘evils’ a product of our times

February 10, 2016

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

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An Opinion

Why do Islamist groups in particular seem so much more sadistic, even evil?

Geopolitical landscape in which Islamists operate offers clues to barbarism behind their assaults on West

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/22/islam-terror-morality-paris

Jihadist ‘evils’ a product of our times

see http://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20151123/281857232443604/TextView

and another point of view see http://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/the-new-zealand-herald/20151125/282037621073664/TextView

For another perspective by the same author (Juliet Moses) see

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11531684

PPS

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred.”

– Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India

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I hope this helps clear things up ?!

November 19, 2015

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

Now I understand….

A briefing document on Syria……

 President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning.

But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State (who are definitely bad) and some continued to support democracy (who are still good).

So the Americans
(who are good) started bombing Islamic State (who are bad) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels (who are good) so they could fight Assad (who is still bad) which was good.

By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS (which is a good thing) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they’re good and giving them guns to fight…

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As We Sow, So Shall We Reap – The War for Peace (2003)

November 19, 2015

 

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/as-we-sow-so-shall-we-reap-the-war-for-peace-2/

“THE FALSE PROMISE OF THE CALIPHATE”

November 14, 2015

What ISIS Really Wants: Graeme Wood

October 11, 2015

I (We) Must Not Hate!

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/what-isis-really-wants-graeme-wood/

from   https://defeatterrorism.wordpress.com/

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

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Insiders guide to beating Isis: The defectors’ handbook to destroying Islamic State

October 3, 2015

Is It Possible to Defeat Terrorism?: HOW to (as far as possible) combat the scourge of terrorism world-wide

The defectors’ handbook to destroying Islamic State

The West should listen to what defectors say about group, writes Sarah Sinno

No one knows the weaknesses of Isil better than those who have fought for it. This is what they have to say

As the West weighs up its strategy to take on Isil in the long term, it is clear that shattering the Isil myth through the eyewitness accounts of defectors must play a key role.

from  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11883028/The-defectors-handbook-to-destroying-Islamic-State.html

for another interesting  article  by  Sarah Sinno see  The defectors’ handbook to destroying Islamic State

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards…

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Editorial: Tricky calls as world inherits Syria’s issues

October 2, 2015

The International Correspondent: Peace Pursuit

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11521626

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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Military force not enough to kill Isis: Patman

September 30, 2015

What are the texts * that encourage Isis?

September 9, 2015

I Will NOT Hate (A new book)

* radical

https://defeatterrorism.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/what-are-the-islamic-texts-that-encourage-isis/
and https://imustnothate.wordpress.com/

“Don’t shed blood, shed hatred
-Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
from http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

Ukraine
“Truth and love must always prevail over lies and hate.”

– Vaclev Havel (former President of Czechoslovakia, poet and play-right)
from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

Together let’s try to change, turn hearts and minds from hatred…one mind, one life, one small step at a time.

“It always seems impossible….

until it gets done“

– Nelson Mandela

from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

pictures  “A writer’s dreams”

from http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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