The goal of terrorism is not simply to hurt and kill people. It is to instill fear. It is to create a climate of uncertainty in which people are afraid to leave their homes and engage in the basic tasks of life. Our best response is faith.
What if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is more like Adam Lanza than Mohamed Atta? What if Boston is more like Newtown than 9/11? Will we be able to see that? And are you prepared to come to grips with what it actually means?
We were watching Top Chef France on television last night when T's father called. Terrorist attack in Boston. Any child who was pulled out of school o...
My life changed forever in more ways than one on Friday.
What America deserves is a thorough, retrospective analysis of intelligence and counterterrorism efforts at all levels -- local, state, and federal. Congress was once a plausible institution for this kind of investigation, but these days the American public can be forgiven for lacking faith in Capitol Hill.
Not everyone believes Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a terrorist. Despite seemingly overwhelming evidence pointing toward his involvement in the Boston Marathon attack a week ago, there is a group of people who know Tsarnaev who are remaining loyal to the 19-year-old.
Many feel that the frontier mentality that has driven us forward is lost and that political gridlock is corroding our belief in getting anything done. We urgently require political leadership prepared to offer hope and deliver on it.
There is enough pain and misery in these stories to last several lifetimes, we need not make more.
My daughter -- along with everyone else's sons and daughters, those who we will have to entrust with leading our nation in the future -- already has no choice but to be attuned to the mosaic of peoples who occupy the dots on the world map.
Today, Boston, as a city, is climbing another type of "heartbreak hill." I firmly believe that Bostonians and Bostonians-at-heart everywhere will reach within themselves to find that "second wind" and cross the finish line. Today, we all are Bostonians.
Last month, I barely escaped a bomb in Baghdad. Last week, I barely escaped a bomb in Boston. Today, I stand in solidarity with all those who are victims to these types of heinous crimes.
How do we explain such unimaginable tragedy to children? How do they process an event that we could not have imagined happening in our wildest dreams?
While terror aims to inflict fear and heighten the divide, it can also become a catalyst for unity, courage, and change. I hope we learn from this as a nation, and as a community. We expect more from our elected officials and our lawmakers.
In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.
America is not under threat from radical Islam, but it is under threat from radical ignorance. This ignorance is a far more powerful and far more destructive force than any act of terror. I have experienced its horrific after effects.
In the wake of the Boston bombings, Muslim parents fear for their children at school. Muslim women are discussing whether it is necessary to "pass" (remove their headscarfs), to be safe. How many innocent people will be teased, harassed or assaulted?