Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 23, 2017

… that will force Muslims to choose sides,” Muslim author Laila Lalami, the award-winning Moroccan-American author, wrote in The New York Times Magazine in 2015 shortly after the Paris attacks. “Every time the gray zone recedes, ISIS gains ground,” The worry is that with each terror attack, regardless of the perpetrator’s motives, the gray zone is getting smaller. For ISIS, the hope is that Monday attack was a piece of fodder for recruits and something they’ll likely …


Jews, Christians and Muslims make holy ground in America’s heartland

June 19, 2017

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN)When most people think of Omaha, they imagine sizzling steaks, billionaire Warren Buffet or even former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning calling out before the snap. (Remember “Omaha-Omaha”?). A rabbi, a reverend and an imam (no, it’s not a setup joke) are partners in a decadelong quest to bring together the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — to share and worship on the same property. …


Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump released a 98-page financial disclosure form Friday, detailing the broad outlines of his wealth but still leaving a number of unanswered questions about the specifics of not only Trump’s income but also the details of his vast holdings. Trump raked in $288 million from his golf courses alone; he made at least $37 million from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort and a frequent weekend stomping ground for the first family. The big problem with financial …


London attack: What we have learned – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… device Media captionPrime Minister Theresa May: “Enough is enough’ He promised a range of powers to deal not just with violence extremism, but those he said provided it with an ideological breeding ground. His government ultimately found some of the measures legally too difficult to implement. Theresa May has talked on and off since 2015 about measures to combat those who “reject our values” – but legislation hasn’t yet appeared. More From this publisher : …


Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… it – lots of interesting conversations. We didn’t agree on lots of things, which makes for a much more interesting time. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair discuss feminism, and all-female selection panels for interviews What did you agree on?: We shared quite a lot of common ground over the pressures and issues faced by parliamentarians. We have a lot in common, we’re both blazing the campaign trail at the moment. The stories are very …


Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… couldn’t get back into a high-level corporate role. And you could see the reality of that [on the ground] – it was very hard to get back in.” ‘Career break penalty’ She points out that the “career break penalty” means it’s not just the economy that is getting a raw deal. Image copyright Tania Ash Image caption Tania Ash found it hard to rejoin the IT industry after taking time out to spend with daughter Marie “I have a business …


Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… an anthem of the city’s resilience. Fifty-thousand voices joined him and echoed around the ground. Image caption Most fans refused to let the week’s events dampen their spirits Another fan in the queue, Cliff Challenger from Stalybridge, said: “There’s more defiance, more than anything – just to show that you can’t scare us off. “Plus we’ve paid for the tickets,” he added with a laugh. “So you can’t not turn up, let’s …

May 29, 2017

Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… “When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. “ ‘Absolutely terrifying’ Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise,” she told BBC Radio Manchester. “The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a …

May 24, 2017

Manchester Arena: Eyewitnesses describe blast horror – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManchester Arena incident: Eyewitness describes ‘explosion’ Witnesses have described scenes of chaos and horror following the fatal blast at the end of a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. Manchester incident: Latest updates Andy was in the arena’s foyer waiting for his wife and daughter when he was thrown to the ground by the force of the explosion. He told BBC 5 live the scene was …

May 23, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017

Liverpool star David Fairclough’s shirt for sale – BBC News

‘Supersub strikes again’ Fairclough controlled a long pass from Ray Kennedy on his chest, shrugged off a heavy challenge and with two touches slotted the ball home from just inside the penalty area to give his side the 3-1 win they needed for an aggregate victory. It sent fans wild and prompted a TV commentator to scream: “Supersub strikes again.” Recalling the day, Fairclough, 60, said: “I have very vivid memories of that day. “I arrived at the ground and …

May 16, 2017