Category - terrorism

  • January 7, 2015

    The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) joined in international condemnation of the killings of media staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

  • January 6, 2015

    Imagine police wake you. Though not suspected of any involvement in violence, you are being investigated for terrorism-related offences, on the basis of a remark by your three-year-old at a playgroup or childminder’s.

  • January 5, 2015

    The Pakistani government has suspended plans to execute a man who was convicted at the age of 14 after being tortured and wrongly tried in an anti-terrorism court.

  • December 17, 2014

    Many prisoners likely to be executed in Pakistan as executions resume were convicted of crimes that bear no relation to a terrorism threat, says legal charity Reprieve.

  • December 17, 2014

    The WCC has extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded in Pershawar, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities.

  • September 30, 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • August 30, 2014

    Do they expect us to believe it all again? With weary familiarity, I have been reading the government’s claims that we face a heightened “terror threat”. UK governments have been making this claim every so often since 2001. It is usually followed by a fresh restriction of civil liberties or the departure of British troops to yet another war zone.

  • August 23, 2014

    UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on “non-violent extremism” as well as terrorism. Unless this is narrowly defined, such measures may undermine civil liberties and do more to promote than to counter violence.

  • December 25, 2013

    Two bombs have killed at least 35 people in Christian areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Christmas Day.

  • October 25, 2013

    Towards the end of last month, on a Sunday of all days too, I woke up to be confronted with deeply distressing images of the ongoing and violent standoff at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi (Kenya) and also of the horrid attack on All Saints’ Church in Peshawar (Pakistan).