Alan Henning

Argggh…the stupid…it burns [GRAPHIC IMAGE]

The stupid is strong in this one.

How stupid can you get? Clare Curran opposes forces being sent to Iraq but wants Kiwi journalists to provide news for her because she is so anti-American she loathes journalists doing their job if they are Americans?

She carries on after that slapping too…just to reinforce her stupidity.

Does this stupid bint not know?what happens to aid workers…

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Claims that Islam is a “religion of peace” is a shameful lie

Douglas Murray at ?The Spectator explains why it is a shameful lie to describe any religion, but in particular Islam as a “religion of peace”.

The West?s movement towards the truth is remarkably slow. We drag ourselves towards it painfully, inch by inch, after each bloody Islamist assault.

In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have ?nothing to do with Islam?. It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. It is what David Cameron said after two British extremists cut off the head of Drummer Lee Rigby in London, when ?Jihadi John? cut off the head of aid worker Alan Henning in the ?Islamic State? and when Islamic extremists attacked a Kenyan mall, separated the Muslims from the Christians and shot the latter in the head. And, of course, it is what President Fran?ois Hollande said after the massacre of journalists and Jews in Paris last week.

All these leaders are wrong. In private, they and their senior advisers often concede that they are telling a lie. The most sympathetic explanation is that they are telling a ?noble lie?, provoked by a fear that we ? the general public ? are a lynch mob in waiting. ?Noble? or not, this lie is a mistake. First, because the general public do not rely on politicians for their information and can perfectly well read articles and books about Islam for themselves. Secondly, because the lie helps no one understand the threat we face. Thirdly, because it takes any heat off Muslims to deal with the bad traditions in their own religion. And fourthly, because unless mainstream politicians address these matters then one day perhaps the public will overtake their politicians to a truly alarming extent.

If politicians are so worried about this secondary ?backlash? problem then they would do well to remind us not to blame the jihadists? actions on our peaceful compatriots and then deal with the primary problem ? radical Islam ? in order that no secondary, reactionary problem will ever grow.

We must confront radical Islam, otherwise it will grow.

Yet today our political class fuels both cause and nascent effect. Because the truth is there for all to see. To claim that people who punish people by killing them for blaspheming Islam while shouting ?Allah is greatest? has ?nothing to do with Islam? is madness. Because the violence of the Islamists is, truthfully, only to do with Islam: the worst version of Islam, certainly, but Islam nonetheless.

Last week, a chink was broken in this wall of disinformation when Sajid Javid, the only Muslim-born member of the British cabinet, and one of its brightest hopes, dipped a toe into this water. After the Paris attacks, he told the BBC: ?The lazy answer would be to say that this has got nothing whatsoever to do with Islam or Muslims and that should be the end of that. That would be lazy and wrong.? Sadly, he proceeded to utter the second most lazy thing one can say: ?These people are using Islam, taking a peaceful religion and using it as a tool to carry out their activities.?

How many times have we heard this? …from Obama, to Cameron, to many other politicians.

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Face of the day

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“You are never free” – Nicolas Henin shared a cell with all four men beheaded by Isis. Photo / ITV / Screengrab

Imagine being held hostage and never knowing if the next day will be your last. Imagine forming close friendships with the other hostages and watching them one by one taken away to be murdered. Nicolas Henin experienced all that and I understand why he feels that he isn’t free of the horrors of his captivity even though he was released. Psychologically the stress would be unimaginable. There may be survivors guilt. He may ask himself why was I spared and my friends were not? He still has to watch on T.V and in the news the new brutal murders as they happen. I truly feel for him and hope that this experience will not destroy him but will make him determined to ensure that the Media report the reality of his experience.

A freed Islamic State (Isis) hostage has revealed how he shared a cell with all four men beheaded by the militants in sickening filmed murders.

French journalist Nicholas Henin was captured by jihadists in Syria last year and spent nine months in cramped cells alongside other Westerners – including James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning.

Other cellmates included John Cantlie and Peter Kassig – both of whom the militants have since paraded and threatened with murder in chilling propaganda videos.

Despite being released in April, Mr Henin said he still doesn’t feel free of the horrors of his time in captivity – and the murders of his former cellmates brought back “brutal” memories.

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