Theresa May claims the Paris Attacks have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. She is wrong

Paris, September 2007 by Moyan Brenn

In the wake of the terrorists attacks on Paris last week it was obvious that at least some politicians would incite that cliché that, no matter how many shouts of “Allahu Akbar” were heard among the gunshots on Friday, this violence was in no way Islamic.

And so it has proved. Only on Tuesday Theresa May, the home secretary, duly stood up in the Commons and intoned: “The attacks have nothing to do with Islam.”

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What difference will Anonymous make in the fight against Islamic State?

Anonymous, No on 8 Rally, Boston, November 2008 by Tim Pierce

Anonymous issuing a threatening video to the enemies of free society is now an accepted part of every major terrorist attack, and the events in Paris on Friday have proved no different in this regard.

The loose band of hackers and activists wasted little time in posting the following video to YouTube, both in French and English, which many have advertised as a declaration of “war” on Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

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Podcast Ep. 23: Paris Attacks, Cameron Letter Against Cuts & Starbucks Red Cups Outrage

French Tricolour on National Gallery, by Jimmy Nicholls

Jazza and Jimmy are back with an episode bringing you this week’s news, politics and debate, covering a major terrorist attack in a European capital, the British premier’s contradictory position on austerity, and Starbucks’ Christmas cups.

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