This deadly enemy will not be cowed or stopped by Trident. Our leaders know what is going on. So what do they do? They pick on the small people. The Government’s Prevent programme now imposes a duty on educators to watch out for young “radicals” and nip them in the bud. Older dissenters, too. To date, 4,000 young Muslims have been referred for reprogramming. One was three years old. In May, a young Muslim schoolboy talked about “eco-terrorists” and was taken away to be interrogated about whether he supported Isis. Academics, lawyers, doctors and nurses are also expected to become the nation’s spies. Mohammed Umar Farooq, a student at Staffordshire University, was accused last week of being a terrorist because he was reading a book entitled Terrorism Studies in the library.
This parable of the prophet is expressly directed against the King of Babylon , but both the early Fathers and later Catholic commentators agree in understanding it as applying with deeper significance to the fall of the rebel angel . And the older commentators generally consider that this interpretation is confirmed by the words of Our Lord to his disciples : "I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven " ( Luke 10:18 ). For these words were regarded as a rebuke to the disciples , who were thus warned of the danger of pride by being reminded of the fall of Lucifer . But modern commentators take this text in a different sense, and refer it not to the original fall of Satan, but his overthrow by the faith of the disciples , who cast out devils in the name of their Master . And this new interpretation, as Schanz observes, is more in keeping with the context. The parallel prophetic passage is Ezekiel's lamentation upon the king of Tyre : You were the seal of resemblance, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. You were in the pleasures of the paradise of God ; every precious stone was thy covering; the sardius, the topaz, and the jasper, the chrysolite, and the onyx, and the beryl, the sapphire, and the carbuncle, and the emerald; gold the work of your beauty: and your pipes were prepared in the day that you were created . You a cherub stretched out, and protecting, and I set you in the holy mountain of God , you have walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your wave from the day of creation , until iniquity was found in you. ( Ezekiel 28:12-15 )
To the north-east the war with the Khazars persisted and in 700 Khan Asparukh perished in battle with them.   Despite this setback the consolidation of the country continued under Asparukh's successor, Khan Tervel (r. 700–721). In 705 he assisted the deposed Byzantine Emperor Justinian II to regain his throne in return of the area Zagore in Northern Thrace , which was the first expansion of Bulgaria to the south of the Balkan mountains.  In addition Tervel obtained the almost imperial title Caesar  and sitting enthroned besides the Emperor received the obeisance of the citizenry of Constantinople and numerous gifts.   However, three years later Justinian tried to regain the ceded territory by force, but his army was defeated at Anchialus .  Skirmishes continued until 716 when Khan Tervel signed an important agreement with Byzantium that defined the borders and the Byzantine tribute, regulated trade relations and provided for prisoners and fugitives exchange.   When the Arabs laid siege to Constantinople in 717–718 Tervel dispatched his army to help the besieged city. In the decisive battle before the Walls of Constantinople the Bulgarians slaughtered between 22,000  and 30,000  Arabs forcing them to abandon the undertaking. Most historians agree that Byzantine-Bulgarian victory was the most important one for stopping the Arab offences against Europe .