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Three Cheers for Democracy

Francis Levy | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Here again E.M. Forster's mild mannered, ambivalent and often tortured thinking deserves to come to the fore. The classic liberal finds his or her views more threatened then ever in our current climate.

Famous French Arab Cartoonist: There Are a Thousand Ways of Living in the Muslim World

Michael Skafidas | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Michael Skafidas

"People are realizing that the Middle East is not a big mysterious region where everyone is the same. Countries and people are different from one place to another. Persia is a very different place than the 'Arab world,' and the Arab world doesn't mean anything either, because life is very different between let's say Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. People need to talk about themselves and their lives. The comic expression is dynamic and the best medium for this."

Passing the Buck

Tom Allon | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

We should not equate post-tragedy toughness with perfect leadership. It's time we started asking questions like: How did this happen?

Paris, Je T'aime

Michael Deibert | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Michael Deibert

Today, it is the false narrative, advanced by both left and right, that last week's attacks were the result of France's so-called "Muslim" problem, with a focus on the supposed radicalization taking place in the banlieues.

Our Western Media Complex

Anna Waletzko | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

I pray that 2016 will be different, but until we become conscious it likely won't. Race aside, Facebook filters aside, monument lighting and world leaders aside, human hearts beat the same. No matter the religion and no matter the country, a life is a life

Why I Mourn Most of All for Paris

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For me, Paris felt familiar. I've visited Paris, and like most who have seen it, fell in love with its beauty, its history, its glamour... its Paris-ness.

Chris Christie Says John Kerry Should 'Get Some Sleep And Shut Up'

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lambasted Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that al Qaeda's attack o...

Charlie Hebdo Releases New Paris Attacks Cover Drawing

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.17.2015 | Media

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo released its new cover drawing Tuesday, pointing a finger at the terrorists who stormed Paris in a series of a...

To Paris With Love

Mac Grambauer | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Mac Grambauer

I am writing to offer my condolences regarding the recent events you have had to endure. I am so sorry for your loss--of lives, of safety, of joy. I cannot know exactly how you feel, and I cannot say, honestly, "je suis Paris," because I am not.

Our Dead, Our Self-Defense

Caroline Fourest | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Caroline Fourest

France is no longer at peace, that's for sure. A terrorist group-turned-state has declared war on us. It's sending soldiers to commit war crimes on our soil. Even more importantly, the Islamic State isn't targeting us for what we're doing, but for who we are. A free, secular and life-loving country.

Paris, Beirut, and Grief Shaming on Facebook

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

While many people have expressed outrage and sympathy for the victims, they've been criticized for not mentioning the bombings just a day before in Beirut. It's grief shaming, plain and simple.

Friday the 13th Terror Wake-up Call

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

Friday, the 13th, but in Paris. At least 128 people were killed, more than 260 injured. My country is in shock. Another round of blind hatred, brutal terrorism, disdain for the highest values in life.

Deadly Paris Attacks Come Amid Rising Religious Tension In France

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.15.2015 | World

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Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Reminds The World That 'Lovers Of Death' Never Succeed

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left more than a 100 people dead, a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist is reminding the world of the strength and g...

France's Agony -- Arab States' Shame

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

As France mourns, and as Americans are drawn more and more into the struggle against ISIS, the Obama Administration and its European allies have to turn the tables on Arab states before ISIS strikes again against us.

Charlie Hebdo Angers Russians With Cartoons Of Egypt Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.06.2015 | World

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Bangladesh: Please Stop It

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Emboldened by the government's lack of action, the extremists will eventually expand their attacks on liberal politicians, journalists, writers and anyone who disagrees with their views and approach.

Sam Harris Is Not Religious, But He's Spiritual -- and He's Putting His Faith in the Power of Conversation

Nick Simmons | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Nick Simmons

Harris's next book will be, perhaps, his most controversial -- which is a rather impressive claim for the author of books that claim to disprove the notion of free will and call for the end of faith in America.

Here's Why Blogger Raif Badawi Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

This year, it is Raif Badawi -- jailed, publicly lashed, and fined for standing up to the Saudi monarchy -- who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside his also-imprisoned lawyer and brother-in-law Waleed Abulkhair.

5 Socially Relevant Films Catching Award Season Buzz

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Jun Rowley

Venice. Telluride. Toronto. Film festival season is in full effect with Oscar buzz already reverberating across the air waves and the internet. Every year at this time, movie makers all across the globe reveal new big screen narratives that reflect on, shape and shift culture.

Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo's Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists

Devra Maza | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Devra Maza

It's the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost.

Je Suis Godzilla! Really?

Barry David Kluger | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Barry David Kluger

We need to think when we use words or symbols and keep them in perspective. Causes are good. Very good but let's not use symbols of past events and think they can apply to every situation. They just don't.

'Hands Off My Church' Petition Plays On French Fears Over Islam

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.16.2015 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) More than 40,000 French have signed a rousing “Hands off my church” petition in recent days denouncing a Muslim leader&r...

The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

In 2012, Raif Badawi, a blogger in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) who is now 31, was arrested in his native land and charged with offenses ranging from parental disobedience to cyber-crime and apostasy from Islam.

Fighting Back Together

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

To my Jewish friends, I want to say that I understand and share their fear and pain of seeing their country, France, stained again by anti-Semitism. Who would have believed that 70 years after World War II Jews would still be murdered in our country because they are Jewish?