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Donald Trump Doesn't Understand ISIS Or Who Created It

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Donald Trump repeatedly makes the false claim that President Obama founded ISIS. This is absolutely absurd by any stretch of how he tries to spin it. ...

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

No Saudi Surprises In 9-11 Commission's '28 Pages'

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

On July 15, the U.S. Congress released the appendix, redacted since 2002, to the governmental inquiry regarding American intelligence failures in the period leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Extraditing Gulen To Turkey Would Ruin America's Middle East Policy

John A. Tures | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

If Barack Obama and John Kerry give in to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's demand to extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, it will lead to more than his imprisonment and/or execution.

Ask the Victims of 9/11 if George W. Bush "Kept Us Safe"

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In the GOP debate, Jeb Bush made the outrageous statement that his brother George W. Bush "Kept us safe." Here is a news flash for Jeb: Bush did not begin his term on September 12, 2001. The worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor occurred on his watch. And it occurred after he had ignored intelligence warnings before 9/11. It is outrageous that the Bush crowd would have the audacity to say they "kept us safe" after presiding over the 9/11 debacle and the inept, ineffective, ideologically driven response that followed. The best ways to keep America safe are never to forget just what George W. Bush did to America and to keep Jeb Bush and the entire Bush gang a "safe" distance away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the levers of political power.

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Kills Druze Villagers

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, June 11 (Reuters) - Members of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front Sunni militant group have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a gr...

Al Qaeda Claims Senior Official Killed By U.S. Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. operation has killed the senior Al Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo atta...

What Is Islam's Oldest Religious Institution Afraid Of?

Hiam Nawas | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Hiam Nawas

Al-Azhar maintains that Islam is a religion of peace, yet is ambiguous in condemning ISIS, all the while using its religious authority to ban a much needed and overdue conversation not only in Egypt but all over the Muslim world. Is it just me or is there something bewilderingly wrong with this picture?

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

Holder: No 'Credible Information' To Determine Responsibility For Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder avoided naming a specific terrorist organization as responsible for last week's attacks in Paris during a flurry of appea...

MI5 Chief Warns Al Qaeda In Syria Planning Mass Attacks On West

Reuters | Guy Faulconbridge | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against transport system...

Is There a Moses Basket for Persecuted Children?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The story is as old as the tale of Moses but to see it repeated and repeated is shocking - the deliberate killing of children for political or religious reasons.

U.S. Says Airstrikes Target 'Khorasan Cell' Of Syria Qaeda Group

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The United States said it conducted air strikes on Wednesday night against the so-...

Report: Senior Al Qaeda Official Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

SANAA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A senior al Qaeda official wanted by the United States and a local leader of the militant group's affiliate, Ansar al-Shari...

Islamophobia as a Muslim Problem

Ali Hashem | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Ali Hashem

Islamophobia has been for years the main complaint by Muslims around the world; the feeling of being discriminated for what you believe, practice or look like prompted many Muslims in Europe and America to raise the voice and seek changing the image by drawing a clear line between Islam and extremism.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the...

Flight Delayed After Passenger Discovers WiFi Named 'Al-Quida Free Terror'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel

On Sunday, an American Airlines flight was delayed after a passenger noticed a WiFi hotspot named "Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork [sic]" on her phone's...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Al Qaeda-ISIS Merger A Terrifying, But Unlikely Possibility

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- In what would be a nightmare for their enemies across the United States and the rest of the West, global terror network al Qaeda and the...

Al Qaeda And ISIS Had A Spectacular Falling Out. Here's What Happened

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

To an outsider it may seem they have a lot in common, but al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, are nothing less than bitter rival...

Pentagon Investigates Reports Khorasan Leader Was Killed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

By Phil Stewart and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The United States is still assessing whether or not Mohsin al-Fadhli, a senior f...

Fighting the Islamic State: What About the Day After?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Decades of entrenched autocratic mismanagement and abusive rule in the Middle East and North Africa cannot be erased overnight. Similarly, they cannot be reversed by foreign intervention.

Why India Should Take Al Qaeda's Threat Very Seriously

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Even though the U.S. has downplayed the threat posed by Al Qaeda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be wise to take this particular instance more seriously. Unlike previous saber rattling by Al Qaeda or even Pakistan, this latest threat is more dangerous because of its timing and agenda.

Then and Now: How 9/11 Changed the United States 13 Years Later

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Jason P. Stadtlander

Thirteen years later, I believe we have once again become complacent with some issues. The media is once again only showing us what they want us to see rather than what is actually going on. Here's how our world has changed.

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Rick Perry Has A Pretty Terrible Excuse For Keeping His Opinion On Iraq Secret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dodged questions about Iraq during a Wednesday appearance on CNN's Crossfire, suggesting that disclosing his opinions may ri...