David Cameron is seeking to extend the UK's bombing campaign of ISIS from Iraq and into Syria.
I will ignore the issues of international law (No Syria invitation, no UN mandate) for the simple reason that international law is a joke and might is often right.
The question is a simple one: should the UK bomb (ISIS in) Syria. The answer is even simpler: No.
A major argument used to support such an idea is a flawed one: By definition any individual attacking people in the UK will not be in Syria.
If that individual was in Syria, at that point in time they wouldnt be a threat to us in the UK.
The use of the attacks in Paris are just a ruse, a useful excuse to push an interventionist policy and one that should be countered.
I used Google+. Mostly because its not personal and I dont have to associate with people.
A lot of technical communities are on there and if you are interested in technology, it is an interesting place.
Yesterday Google announced that they had a funky new redesign that people could opt in to.
I did and it was/is horrible. I have backed out to the old style.
Let's just say that I feel less guilty about all the horrible design decisions I have forced upon others on this site.
It has now been a few weeks since Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as the leader if the Labour Party.
I thought he was a decent person and after initially being underwhelmed by the candidates in the leadership election, I eventually got behind him and even paid to vote. (I am still debating whether to join the Labour Party though, asany of his parliamentary colleagues are off putting.)
As a non establishment figure, he has been faced with hostility from the governing party, his own party and the press.
Pop quiz: if a beloved children's author who wrote a series of books about good vs evil and about good winning was confronted with injustice, what would the author's reaction be?
If it is JK Rowling that we are referring to above, the answer is to choose to fight for injustice of course.
Russia has loudly entered the Syrian conflict, declaring its war on ISIS.
ISIS, the same bogeyman the western governments want us to be terrified of while ignore the butchery committed by Bashar al Assad.
This intervention has arrived at an opportune moment with the West wavering on who and where they want to fight and Turkey being in a state of flux due to inconclusive elections in June that have left the country in a situation where we are still waiting to see who holds the balance of power.
The Russian intervention could be a game changer, or it could simply only slow the collapse of teh Assad Regime.
The one thing the Russian intervention "against ISIS" has not done, is to actually attack ISIS.
What do you do as a news organisation when you think you have a meaty story that could go viral and be popular?
The BBC is like a dog with a bone about the topic of people who are leaving Islam. However, since no one has been that interested in the topic, it hasnt really surfaced much.
If anyone on here (or twitter) uses a qibla locater type app, mind making a post with its name (and platform - android/iOS?) along with whether you find it to be accurate.
Boko Haram leader "can't read Qur'an, nor perform Islamic prayers"