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Extremism

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republican lawmakers are exploiting the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in order to strengthen their argument that Washington is still in the middle of an active war on Islamist extremism. To put the message more alarmingly: If it could happen in broad daylight in Paris, it could happen in DC or New York.

Muslim American Taxpayer Reaction to SOTU 2015

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The last two years of "lame duck" actually present an opportunity for executive leadership to truly drive policy change without fear of re-election politics. If caveats are included, here is where Obama may truly leverage his power as someone who has freedom to really pursue an agenda without worrying about spending political capital

Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie; Je Suis Frédéric

John Friedman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
John Friedman

Most of us are not Charlie. Most of us are, like my colleague Frédéric Boisseau, simply going about our regular business until fate puts us in the path of angry people who have rationalized their anti-social hostility as being justified in the name of a higher calling.

Calling Radical Islam What It Is

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

That starts with saying that Islam and Muslims are not the enemy, they are part of the solution. We need to emphasize and acknowledge that there is prejudice against Muslims because of recent events and to emphatically oppose it. But we also must not hesitate to point out that those who suffer the most from radical Islam are Muslims themselves.

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

Protecting Freedom of Expression in Newsrooms and Mosques: Unity and Dialogue

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Gaia Paradiso

The Mosque of Rome is the largest Mosque of Europe and its architecture replicates and perfectly integrates itself in the heart of Italy.

The Real War Is the Ideological One

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Whenever violent acts take place, the natural response is the need to obliterate the group or militias behind it militarily.

Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Laugh

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Satire: Somebody's going to be offended. (And...?) ...

Charlie and Ahmed's New Year's Resolution: Together We Will Defeat Terrorism

Susan Bloch | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Susan Bloch

We will not cave in to terror. We can all be Charlie and Ahmed, anywhere, anytime, any place. Let's raise our pencils and fight their way. "#JeSuisCharlie," et "#JeSuisAhmed," et tu?

Charlie Hebdo -- More Than a Deadly Assault on Speech

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Joyce S. Dubensky

As the freedom to say what you think -- even when it is offensive and horrifies others -- is chilled, we lose more than our right to speak our minds.

Following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, How Long Will the Solidarity Last?

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Kyle G. Brown

Within hours of the mass shooting of artists and journalists, thousands congregated in public squares across France, Western Europe and North America, with placards, press cards and pens thrust into the air, displaying quiet, poetic power.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Muslims Are Talking About Islam And Blasphemy After Charlie Hebdo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

The deadly shootings at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have reignited discussions among Muslims in the United States and else...

Head of Charlie Hebdo Published 'Prophetic' Drawing a Week Before His Death

Le HuffPost | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media

Amongst the twelve dead in the attack on Charlie Hebdo includes several cartoonists and two police officers. One of them, killed at the premises, was ...

New Appraisals of Violent Extremism

Philip Seib | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Philip Seib

Not all those heeding Daesh's call are lunatics; some could be diverted by counter-messaging that offers alternatives to violence. Reaching these young men and women might accomplish more than countless air strikes can achieve. This is the true heart of the struggle against violent extremism.

ISIS Versus The Belly Dancer Show

Essraa nawar | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Essraa nawar

Believe me, there is not just one single story of any culture or people, there are many and I wish that all of us will take the time to hear about the different stories of one another.

Last Look at Hillary's Book

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Whether by accident or by design, Hard Choices doggedly makes the case for the person to lead us who is best placed to deliver more democracy, more freedom and more peacefulness the world over -- and it doesn't hurt that she has the biggest, most diverse rolodex on the planet.

Muslim and Christian Prayer

Hind Kabawat | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Hind Kabawat

Too often, the media suggests that there are only two options when discussing solutions for Syria: the tyranny of the Assad regime or ISIS style extremism. But there is a third option, one that is too often sidelined, but actually deserves much more attention and support.

Muslim Clerics Meet In Iran To Counter Extremists

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 01.23.2015 | Religion

QOM, Iran (AP) — Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat extr...

Pakistan: A Tale of Two Countries

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

The circumstances in Pakistan are disabling it. But these circumstances, brought on by the extremism in religion and thought, can only be changed by the people themselves.

A Citizen's Plea

Terry Newell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Most Americans, if we can trust the polls, think our country is on the wrong track. They also seem to think that someone else put us there. Washington knew better. If America is failing, it is because we are failing to be what he knew we should and could be.

Are Religious and Political Extremists Crazy?

Allen Frances | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime
Allen Frances

Jumping to a fake mental disorder diagnosis in everyone who is violent has another serious downside. It unfairly stigmatizes the mentally ill, most of whom are not violent.

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

Climate Change on the Nuclear Subcontinent

Charles B. Strozier | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Charles B. Strozier

Unlike Syria, Bangladesh is not currently in full crisis. But the fault lines of its environmental, economic, and sociopolitical vulnerabilities are becoming increasingly clear.

Taboo Nation: Bill Maher, Islam and the Censorship of Ideas

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Sanjay Sanghoee

While Maher's points were vastly generalized and his analysis incomplete, there was still some validity to them. In modern America, we are so wed to the ideas of fairness and sensitivity that we can sometimes become blind to the obvious.

Illiberal Liberalism

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

We often boast of the uniqueness of our system. We are not a totalitarian society that crushes the individual out of existence and tramples over his/her rights and freedoms. But there are questions we need to ask ourselves.