They might have been chased out of the Middle East, but Islamic State is now setting up shop on our doorstep.
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.
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.
The two Sydney men charged with planning a terrorist attack could face a lifetime behind bars under the government’s recent legislation.
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.
Humpday! Tee hee. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Google decided to take on Uber, IS suffered a blow and Australia has a new PM (sort of)!
Nadia Murad, an escaped captive of IS is on our shores to speak with Malcolm Turnbull; but it is the crimes that she has faced that should be the lasting lesson.
Top o’ morn! What happened while you were asleep? Well, the Normandy attack ended with IS, more claims of abuse were made, and Han Solo goes to court.
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.
In the spirit of the season, we have a message from a very special person to you and yours. Merry Xmas!
After Paris, Polly Chester explains how macro aggression is colouring thoughts from both sides – with the idea of a common humanity the main cost.
Rob Idol’s Current Affairs Wrap tackles the horrific events of Paris, Myanmar’s complicated democracy and Jennifer Lawrence’s Iraqi beau.
Rob Idol is here with the week that was, when history was re-written on the paddock and rehashed in the political arena.
Everything old is new again in this week’s Current Affairs Wrap, with indirect proxy conflict between old enemies, Clinton in Israel and the return of murder to a notorious state forest.
New to the Current Affairs Wrap desk is Rob Idol, who would like to make his introductions, before reminding us of the week that was. Hi Rob!
Michael Burrill’s final Current Affairs Wrap highlights the US’ amnesia in the middle east, the UN study of migrants and the call for tighter gun control.
Today’s Current Affairs Wrap on potential outcome for the 12,000 Syrian refugees, the trouble in Yemen and Donald Trump’s latest ally.