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The Paris Attacks And The Endless Cycle Of Terror

France has already dispatched its aircraft carrier to the Middle East to intensify its air campaign in Syria and Iraq. Not enough mention is being made of the collateral damage that will come with the air strikes. Hospitals, schools, places of worship, wedding parties could be bombed out of existence. Then, some General will appear, rattling out an apology in an unconvincing monotone and the matter will be put to rest. But what will inevitably follow is the next round of violence, leading to further loss of life on both sides.
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Radicalisation And The Indian Muslim

On 17 July, as Friday prayers ended on the cusp of Eid, Nowhatta in J&K witnessed a dramatic shift in temperament. As a separatist protest broke out, Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba and IS flags were raised and the agitation quickly became violent. The police later dismissed the display of terrorist symbols as the attention-seeking methods of "13-14-year-old boys". However, the fact that early teens are identifying with the IS should raise alarm, not indifference, since it tests the government's theory that Indian Muslims are and will remain largely immune to violent fundamentalism.