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The Independent's Partrick Cockburn writes : "West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State". This is absolute rubbish. Not one British official is quoted saying they would work with Assad against ISIS. Not even anonymously . When the British Foreign Secretary was asked on Friday by the BBC if the UK was planning to work with Assad against ISIS, he said "No" outright.
Let's get two caveats out of the way first: I'm neither a Muslim and nor am I religious in my daily life. I come from a Sikh family. Secondly, anyone who's read my writing knows I have zero sympathy for religiously motivated terrorists. In fact I even supported the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to take out the Taliban . Now to the main point. Yesterday the Evening Standard said in its Editorial...
There are three common rules when people discuss politics: 1) they are willing to believe anything on the internet if it confirms their prejudices 2) they don’t want to accept people of their tribe do awful things 3) they find a way to blame America or the UK for most of the world’s problems A recent example: the claim that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - the self proclaimed leader of Islamic State in...