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Want To Prevent Lone Wolf Terrorism? Promote A 'Sense of Belonging' Among Immigrants

The Conversation US | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
The Conversation US

It's not sufficient to know that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel had a violent relationship with his wife, or that Abdelmalik Petitjean visited Turkey just prior to entering a church in Normandy. What's more important is to understand what they wanted for themselves in the longer term.

Chomsky: Why The U.S. Is Losing The War On Terror

Noam Chomsky | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

Careful studies of al-Qaeda and ISIS have shown that the United States and its allies are following their game plan with some precision. Their goal is to "draw the West as deeply and actively as possible into the quagmire."

Jordan Does a Remarkably Good Job Dealing With Terrorism but Hardly Anyone's Noticed

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN, Jordan -- Few people are looking seriously at the Jordanian model for how to deal with the threat of terrorism. They really should.

False Teeth: The GOP's 'War' on ISIS

Richard North Patterson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

The real difference is not between Clinton and the Republicans at large, but between Rubio and Cruz. This is worthy of serious debate -- indeed, it is central to the foreign policy identity of the Republican Party and, therefore, important to the country at large.

Antidote to Terror: Teaching Empathy Through the Global Lives Project

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

The media arts are a field that I see as having immense potential to shape a new generation of students around the world that are breaking down cultural boundaries and seeing in one another our common humanity. The Global Lives Project has emerged in the past few years as an ideal educational tool to do just this.

Week to Week News Quiz for 12/11/15

John Zipperer | Posted 12.11.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

This week, lots of people were coming or going, threatening to come or go, or trying to stop people from coming or going. What's happening? Find out i...

The Yellow Brick Road of Terrorism

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Nancy Fagan

Children no longer live in a world of simple fears like those experienced by Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She gasped, "Oh my!" after learning she may soon encounter frightening "Lions, tigers, and bears."

Egypt Is No Place for Dissent

Tanya Monforte | Posted 11.11.2016 | World
Tanya Monforte

Caught between military rule and increasing violence from Islamist groups, there is less space for peaceful dissent. Perceiving threat everywhere, the government is becoming a new sacred cow, inscrutable and unquestionable even to the most established and unimpeachable critical voices.

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/8/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.08.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

As the world pauses with Tom Brady to "digest" the NFL report, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week.

Kate Sheppard

Anti-Terrorism Rules Have Lapsed Due To Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shutdown has paralyzed many government functions over the last week and a half. One of them is the enforcement of standards designed...

A Failed Formula for Worldwide War

Nick Turse | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Nick Turse

Instead of trying yet again to find exactly the right formula or even reinventing warfare, perhaps the U.S. military needs to reinvent itself and its raison d'être if it's ever to break out of its long cycle of failure.

Welcome to the New Normal

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Barack Obama has normalized George W. Bush's Wall Street, education, and "anti-terrorism" policies. So, welcome to the new normal, where Wall Street criminals go free, whistleblowers are prosecuted, and tens of millions are unemployed.

Protecting Detroit From Terrorists: How a Softer Approach Overseas Could Help

Dr. Richard Chasdi | Posted 06.16.2012 | Detroit
Dr. Richard Chasdi

Here is a scenario of a terrorist assault against the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel along with a set of counter-terror practices we could employ to protect ourselves. It's an unsettling story but one that needs to be heard.

Confronting Neo-Nazi And Skinhead Fanaticism In Northern Europe?

Kemal Argon | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

This kind of interfaith work might be compared to throwing a small stone into a pond: there is usually not a big splash but the ripples slowly proceed everywhere, bringing their important message.

Anyone for Proactive Nonviolence Against Terror?

Kemal Argon | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

If I listen to ordinary Americans talking candidly about their views of Muslims, I too often hear deep grief, anger, bitterness and resentment. But I believe that most of these folks are actually not Islamophobic and don't want to be.

WATCH: A Rare Look Inside Ray Kelly Anti-Terrorism Force

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The chief of the New York Police Department says city police could take down a plane if necessary. Commissioner Ray Kelly tells CBS' "...

Leaked FBI Materials Reveal More Shocking Anti-Muslim Bigotry | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Following months of denials, the FBI is now promising a "comprehensive review of all training and reference materials" after Danger Room revealed a se...

A Fitting Tribute to 9/11 Victims: No Easy Access to Guns for Terrorists

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

In response to the horrific tragedy of September 11, 2001, federal officials have taken extraordinary steps to prevent other airliners from being turned into incendiary devices. Yet Congress has repeatedly failed to deny suspected or known terrorists easy access to guns and explosives.

NYPD's Anti-Terror Surveillance Not Unfair To Muslims: Bloomberg

Yahoo! News | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York


Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us From Our Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What the Patriot Act did was legitimize a violation of Americans' long-cherished privacy rights. Its passage has snowballed into a massive assault on our constitutional freedoms.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

More than a few public officials have been labeling as "terrorists" people whose beliefs threaten the status quo. If MLK Jr. or Gandhi were alive today, would they be prosecuted as terrorists?

Can't Win 'Hearts and Minds' Without Speech

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

The U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult to fight the war on terrorism this week. They removed free speech from the arsenal of weapons available.

iWATCH: I Protect My Community

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

This morning, I was at LAX with Chief Beck, Assistant Chief Michael Moore, Deputy Chief Mike Downing and Chief George Centeno (Airport PD) to launch i...

Islamic Society Provides Weak Evidence Against Times Square Bomb Attempt

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Next time, Muslim leadership should provide us with a verse strong enough to convince those who read it in context -- including terrorists -- that theirs is a religion of peace.