Category Archives: Terrorism

My Trip to Palmyra

So now ISIS have also captured Palmyra, the antique oasis town in the Syrian desert. Another cultural heritage faces destruction. The world community will be more agitated by this than by the civilians killed in Syria every day. Old stones arouse … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (47) Shooting the Deputy

“I shot the sheriff, but I didn’t shoot no deputy”: We didn’t shoot the caliph, but we shot the deputy:

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Charlie Hebdo

“Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” – we could read on many Facebook and Twitter profiles after the attack on the French satirical newspaper. That was cheap and maybe a bit presumptuous, even though it was of course intended as a show of … Continue reading

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Half Marathon in Jerusalem

Tomorrow I will run the Jerusalem half marathon. Usually such long-distance runs kick off at 10 a.m. Not in Jerusalem: the runners will set off at 6:45 in the morning. The biorhythm wonders whether it’s already light that early. But it … Continue reading

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Taliban on the Transfagarasan

Now I know why the Transfăgărășan is closed in winter.

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What do we need ISIS for?

After all, we already have Saudi Arabia: (Auf Deutsch.)

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Easily Confused (40) Beheadings

People whom we call “barbaric” and “monsters” when they cut somebody’s head off: ISIS, IS, Al-Qaeda. People whom we do business with when they cut somebody’s head off: Saudi Arabia.

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