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I Hate Fundamentalism

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Fundamentalism is an idea so extreme that its adherents will do anything to see it succeed. Anything. Fundamentalism is an idea that cancels out any competing concerns, any other values or commitments. To a fundamentalist, the end justifies the means, no matter what.

How Do We Describe People Who Commit Violence and Their Victims?

Steven Ramey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Steven Ramey

The murder victims in Chapel Hill have been described as students, family members, Muslims, and Syrian, and the accused murderer as an atheist, anti-theist, white male, and terrorist.

How to React to Lone-Wolf Terror Attacks: A Lesson from Norway

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the wake of an "incident" that might have transformed any society, a madman's cold-blooded political slaughter of innocents, Norwegians, individually and en masse, chose not to panic or let their world be altered.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

Norway Killer Threatens Hunger Strike For Better Video Games

Posted 02.16.2014 | World

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games to alleviate his "torture"-like living conditions,...

University Rejects Mass Killer's Application

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

OSLO, Norway — The University of Oslo says it has rejected convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's application for admission to its polit...

Mass Murderer Wants To Attend Mother's Funeral, Lawyer Says

AP | Posted 03.23.2013 | Crime

OSLO, Norway -- Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has said he would like to attend the funeral of his mother, his lawyer said Saturday. ...

What Are Violent Video Games Doing To Us? It's Complicated

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

For all their popularity, video games -- violent ones in particular -- get a pretty bad rap. They've come under fire for making our kids lazy, insubor...

What Kind Of People Might We Become If We Stopped Killing Killers?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

While most of us never have to notice how much killing happens on our behalf, the social ethos of retribution and punishment behind the urge to execute infects much of our society and our souls.

LOOK: Video Shows Norway Killer's Attack On Government HQ

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

Norway's public broadcaster NRK has released the first footage of the attack on the Norwegian government's headquarters by extremist Anders Behring Br...

Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Ruth Starkman

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism examines the complexities of multiculturalism both as a policy and as a cultural practice. This wide-ranging book will appeal to many different audiences with its field studies, interviews, and cultural reflections.

Why Hide After Shouting 'Fire' In A Crowded Theatre?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

My beef with all these so called champions of free speech who feel so strongly about broadcasting their hateful views, yet run for cover when threatened: Why do these people leave innocent Americans to pay the price of their irresponsible acts? Why don't they man up?

Reflections on the Richard Millet Case

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.08.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Strangely enough, what I find most shocking in this Richard Millet affair is the reaction of an entire part of the French literary milieu. There appeared this strange, new technique which consists of, above all, not taking sides.

Our Hubris Over American Criminal Justice

Jay Sterling Silver | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Jay Sterling Silver

Our scanty understanding of other legal systems generates ugly misconceptions of foreign systems and cultures.

Norway Killer 'Apologizes' For Not Killing More People

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — It was during breaks between marathon video game sessions in his mother's apartment in Oslo that Anders Behring Breivik drafted h...

Norway Killer Deemed Sane, Sentenced To Prison

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway (AP) — It was during breaks between marathon video game sessions in his mother's apartment in Oslo that Anders Behring Breivik drafted ...

Judgement Day Looms Ahead For Norway Mass Killer

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — The first chapter of a terror case that has haunted Norway for 13 months will end Friday as confessed mass killer Anders Behring ...

Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We certainly know more of the facts behind the tragedy and its real (non-Muslim) perpetrator. But are we in a better place when it comes to understanding what happened in Norway? I have my doubts.

Norway Killer Trial Enters Last Day

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — With a rambling monologue depicting Norway's worst peacetime massacre as a necessary evil, confessed mass killer Anders Behring B...

Was Norway Killer Sane During Massacre?

AP | BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — Forensic scientists have criticized a report that says confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he massacred 77...

Police: Norway Killer Acted Alone

AP | BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — Norwegian police said Wednesday they are confident that confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik acted on his own in terror a...

Friends Suspected Norway Killer Was Deeply Depressed, Gay

AP | BJOERN H. AMLAND | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — Former friends of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik said that some years before the massacre he came across ...

Norway Killer Posed Like Body Builder After Arrest

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

OSLO, May 25 (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik first requested a band aid for a cut finger when police arrested him, then pos...

Last Island Survivor Testifies In Breivik Trial

AP | JULIA GRONNEVET and LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — A Norwegian who survived Anders Behring Breivik's shooting rampage on Utoya island capped two weeks of chilling witness statement...

Spectator Tells Norway Killer: 'Go To Hell'

AP | JULIA GRONNEVET | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

OSLO, Norway — An Iraqi man whose brother was killed in Norway's worst peacetime massacre hurled a shoe at the confessed killer and urged him to...