May 2013 Blog Archive

  • Foreign Policy grievances aren’t always what you think

    31 May 2013 by CST

    After every jihadist terrorist attack in a Western country the political debate usually settles into a familiar pattern. Were the terrorists motivated by anger over Western foreign policy, or by a much more profound ideology that operates independently of any actions by Britain, or the United States, or any other…

  • The Woolwich Murder

    23 May 2013 by CST

    CST expresses its deepest sympathies to the family and colleagues of the British soldier who was murdered in Woolwich, South London on 22 May 2013. Our soldiers serve on behalf of Britain, its people and its values, making this an attack upon us all. That the victim was wearing a ‘Help for …

  • Saajid Badat's video and the IHRC

    21 May 2013 by CST

    The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an Islamist advocacy group that organises London's al-Quds Rally, an annual event inaugurated by the late Ayatollah Khomeini for his followers around the world to call for Israel to be destroyed. You can get a sense of what the IHRC wants people to think…

  • Milan synagogue and Jewish school plotter jailed

    20 May 2013 by CST

    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that a 22-year-old Moroccan man, Mohamed Jarmoune, has been sentenced to five years and four months imprisonment for planning terrorist attacks against Milan’s main synagogue and Jewish school. Italian media said the sentence was more than the four years asked by …

  • UK Govt will press EU to ban Hizbollah's "military wing"

    10 May 2013 by CST

    The UK Govt has stated its intention to "take the lead" in the "EU designation of the Hezbollah military wing". The announcement came in a House of Commons exchange on 9 May between Alistair Burt MP (Under-Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs) and Michael McCann MP (a…

  • Antisemitic football tweets

    9 May 2013 by CST

    Last night Tottenham Hotspur played Chelsea in a Premier League football match. As is sadly often the case, antisemitic abuse was directed at Spurs both online and at the match itself. James Masters, a sports writer, has done sterling work in collecting examples of antisemitic tweets relating to last night's…

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