Tag Archive: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi


Islamic State – the Worldwide Caliphate that never was

In September 1934, at a major Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, Adolf Hitler declared that the Nazi revolution was complete, supreme power was his, and “in the next thousand years there will be no other revolution in Germany”.  Thus began the much trumpeted Thousand-Year Reich.  At its zenith Germany had conquered and occupied up to 40 percent of Europe.  By May 1945 the Nazi regime had been comprehensively defeated.  It had lasted eleven years.

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Terrorism: Then and Now

The year 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Irish Easter Rebellion. Throughout the year I will try to revisit some of the lessons of Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Bombs explode in a subway. The victims are everyday people who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. What follows is outrage: Track down the perpetuators. The people who set off the bombs are monsters and inhuman fanatics, thunder the authorities. But the year is not 2016; it is 1883 during the “Dynamite War” waged by mainly Irish-American members of the Fenians against the English occupation of…
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