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Poison Pen Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: External author

Michael Leunig once wrote that 'the pen is mightier than the sword.' But I fear that the cartoonist would be as dead as one of his ducks in pyjamas if he attempted to defend himself against a suicide bomber by stabbing with his quill.

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Smoke Signals Categories: Australasia, Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Jeremy Jones

Night after night, we have witnessed shocking scenes of violence and wanton vandalism in French cities. Hundreds upon hundreds of vehicles set on fire, institutions such as libraries and gymnasiums attacked and destroyed, urban populations afraid to venture out into the streets.

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Dangers Down Under Categories: Australasia, Terrorism     Author: External author

The Federal Government's proposed anti-terror laws have dominated media headlines in recent months. Both sides of the debate have been argued passionately in newspaper columns, and on television and radio programs.

Beyond Bali Categories: Asia, Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Terrorism     Author: External author

On September 27, Gareth Evans -? president of the respected International Crisis Group (ICG) and former Australian foreign minister -? gave a keynote address in Australia in which he proclaimed, "JI no longer poses a serious threat in Indonesia or elsewhere". Four days later, three suicide bombers w

Killing Fields Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Europe, Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeremy Jones

To Jewish people, Kishinev, the capital of the modern, post-Soviet Republic of Moldova, will forever be linked with the horrific events of just over a century ago. In a nearby town, a Christian child'?s murderers, relatives of the victim, claimed that Jews had performed the evil deed as part of ritu

Fresh Air? Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: External author

"A breath of fresh air in the field of media and journalism for Muslims in Australia," is how Editor-in-Chief Sheikh Mohammed Omran described his new publication, Mecca News, when the first edition was released in August 2005. Omran is the controversial radical Muslim cleric who gained notoriety rec

Media Microscope: Never Enough Categories: Australasia, Israel, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

Most media coverage devoted to Israel's disengagement from Gaza has been sympathetic. Opinion pieces and editorials alike have recognised the pain Israelis are suffering as a result of the disengagement, and praised Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for his courage.

Scribblings: Bad Poetry Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Are the Palestinians going to seize the opportunity created by disengagement to advance toward their national goals by demonstrating that they are a responsible peace partner? If there are going to be further peace negotiations, the Palestinians are going to have to create a viable polity that featu

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Editorial: Endgame Iran & Crime and Punishment Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon, Middle East     Author: Jeremy Jones

It has all the drama of a Melbourne Cup, but it is infinitely more important. The outcome of a horse race can be measured in dollars and cents. We are witnessing a contest between a simmering grassroots yearning for democracy in Iran and an obsessive pursuit of nuclear weapons by the junta of Islami

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