Brendan O’Neill

How Do-Gooder Liberals Internationalized al Qaeda


Brendan O’Neill, journalist, columnist, blogger, and editor of Spiked-Online in Merry Old England, discusses the politically correct victim mentality of al Qaeda terrorists like Ayman al Zawahiri and the Manichean view of and support given by Western liberal internationalists in and out of government for the al Qaeda movement in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990’s and the terrible consequences.

MP3 here. (39:34)

Brendan O’Neill is the editor of Spiked, the ‘sassy, irreverent, UK-based online magazine of news and opinion’, in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle. (Read the Press Gazette‘s coverage of his becoming editor here.) He started his career in journalism at spiked‘s predecessor, Living Marxism, until it was forced to close in 2000 following a notorious libel action brought by ITN. His personal website is here.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is Managing Director of The Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio for Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, podcasts the Scott Horton Show from, and is the Editorial Director of He’s conducted more than 4,500 interviews since 2003. He is also the author of Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017).