Posts Tagged: Terrorism

7-11… 9/11… 18th Century… Europe… | On History

Today I overheard two people talking, one of whom seemed to be (not the first time I’d heard this) conflating 7-Eleven and 9/11. ‘Wait,’ she said when brought up on this. ‘They’re not the same thing?’ No. One is a chain of convenience stores, the other a major terrorist attack and one of the defining moments

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Terrorism, Radicalised Youth and a ‘God of Death Theology’

Tad Delay has written a great couple of punchy paragraphs thinking about Boston, radicalised youth and the problem of religion within empires. What town in America goes a single year without producing young men who – amidst the college-aged angst of life directions, relationships, or career fears – turn to religious fundamentalism and/or militant violence?

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Year 11 Lessons | A Teacher’s Tale

Crimes and misdemeanors. There were lots of things that went wrong that day, some serious, some not so. But two needed dealing with. Two were serious enough to warrant a call back after school and a detention. You have to sort things quickly. No point punishing the crime ages after the event. Children like that

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Warning: Another Anders Behring Breivik is Coming | Guns and Roses

I’ve resisted commenting too quickly on the tragedy that’s unfolded in Norway. I think sometimes we need to hold back from immediately pushing views into a space that should simply be reserved for grief and self-examination. But as the nation of Norway itself begins to process what’s happened, I wanted to offer a couple of

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Killing Your Nemesis :: Osama, Jesus and the Resurrection Problem

Baying crowds, a bloody execution by an occupying power, the speedy disposal of a body, conspiracy theories already abounding… All sounds pretty familiar doesn’t it? As a ‘Christian’ nation, the US will understand more than anyone that killing your nemesis is only the beginning of another version of their lives – and that new version

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