What a state of affairs. The last week of 2018 featured Italian flair reaching Sydney, one Dad’s loving micromanagement and many tourists not making it back from their holiday.
Friday. Woo. Overnight, we lost Aretha Franklin, Scotland gained a nonsense award we should heavily salt and one couple attempted to make a difference.
They might have been chased out of the Middle East, but Islamic State is now setting up shop on our doorstep.
The news that police will soon be able to stop anyone at airports and ask for their ID was met with hideous criticism. However, the move seems to be grounded in logic.
Monday. Geez. Overnight Malcolm Turnbull lost his 30th Newspoll, Islamic State returned with a bang and for whatever reason, we’re admiring the haircuts of horsies.
Welcome back to the unfortunate week that was. We witnessed abject horror at a mosque, Malcolm barely survive, and a maiden bowled over at the cricket.
Good Morning! Are things getting far more ridiculous, or is it just me? We’ve had violence in Barcelona, another honourary member of the Section 44 club, and a fictional character destroying a bottle shop.
Violence again has met the streets of continental Europe, as Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona.
Thursday. The foreplay to the weekend proper. Phwoar. Newswise, there’s truth bombs afoot, as it turns out Terrorism had a bad year in 2016, Donald Trump did something and Milan banned the selfie stick. Forza.
Monday. Why always you? We’ve had Malcolm cop more rides from the cool kids, a truth bomb from the bombed streets of Mosul and The Vatican showing their true colours. Apparently, they’re devout dairy people.
As far as Thursdays go, this one is on par with Jan Brady. We know how much coffee Ross Geller drank, who wants us to go to war in Asia, and who Rihanna’s new man is. Sigh. No wonder Monday gets everything.
Fortunately, the incident aboard the Malaysian Airlines flight yesterday wasn’t Terrorism. Crisis averted, sure, but as we wipe our brows in relief, are we ignoring the more pressing issues?
The key in beating ISIS is directing our ire clearly. For if we criticise Islamic State by criticising Islam, it emboldens them further.
Need. Coffee. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the Statue of Liberty went dark, Islamic State attacked a hospital in Kabul and Ikea gave into our complaints.
Oh Monday morning. You brute. What happened while you were asleep? Well, the NY attacks are now terrorism, but not IS, Manchester lost to Watford, cue the lols, and the actress who brought us Liesl, left us.
Safe to say many a bad moon was on the rise this week, with North Korea’s threats of nuclear proliferation and the decriminalisation of public self-love. Heady days.
Islamic State targeted Australia yesterday, yet, scarily, for many of us whose youth is linked to the violence of 9/11, the effect of these words don’t reach us.
The first stone in the long path to the violence seen in Nice last week was laid by the actions of the West. It’s time to stop preaching what we don’t practice.
The propaganda that IS circulates is not gender exclusive, as teenage girls are facing not radicalisation, but sexualisation.
With social media being used as a weapon to radicalise users, Ugur Nedim looks at the new tools to combat online extremism.
2015. What a crazy, horrible and beautiful year it was. Youtubers Vox take us through every grating event. In four minutes or less!
YouTube brainiacs Vox explain why the ISIS propaganda machine is so effective in recruiting new members.