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Extremism

The Religious Right's Last Gasp

Kerry Walters | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

I can think of nothing that’s done more damage to American Christianity than the Religious Right. Despite what the movement’s prophets sanctimoni...

I Was Charlie, I Was Paris, But I Cannot Be Nice

Redha Rubaie | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
Redha Rubaie

There are a number of times in which you have to wonder about humanity. It seems we are in capacity to inflict all kinds of unforeseeable pain. Nowh...

Dangerously Uninformed, Part II

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

I agree that insofar as extremist violence is motivated by religion, the religious motivation needs to be resisted. I support the efforts on the parts of Muslim leaders to inoculate young Muslims against the co-option of true Islam by extremists.

Countering Violent Extremism--End Government Extremism

Bruce Fein | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

There is a simple and cost-free strategy to diminish or slash the incidence of violent extremism in the United States: end government extremism, incl...

But Pogo, We're Also the Answer

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

We have seen the enemy, and he is us. - Pogo Like millions of people in America and around the world, I read about the Orlando tragedy with a heav...

The Question That Won't Go Away About Muslims and Terrorism

John Barton | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Why don't more Muslims denounce extremism and terrorism? I can still count on that question to surface whenever I teach about Islam in various Chr...

Why We're Debating the Term 'Radical Islam' in the Wake of Orlando

Kicker | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Kicker

The more we learn more about the Pulse nightclub tragedy and shooter Omar Mateen, the murkier the picture seems to become.

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

Orlando's Game-Changing Lesson: See A Gun, Think Terrorism

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

The attack in Orlando is a game changer for how to address the guns issue. The massacre exposed a vulnerable U. S. national security flank which the ...

The Narrative of Orlando: An American Fatwa?

Ted Gup | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

The problem that few are emphasizing is not that the gunman is American-born, but that the zealotry and homophobia that played out in the killings is equally homegrown.

Is It Terrorism Or A Mass Shooting?

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Ethan Casey

I fear that in the days and weeks to come, the American public will indulge in the same old insinuations, recriminations and evasions. We can't afford to do that.

The True Cost of Anti-Government Extremism

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Ann Morgan

On June 15th, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on public lands. The forum will examine the emergence of anti-government threats to parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites and recreation lands across America.

Indonesia's Cyber Warriors Battle ISIS With Memes, Tweets And WhatsApp

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

Bisri Adib, a writer and translator in the small Indonesian town of Rembang, spends hours a day fighting the self-described Islamic State. His weapons...

Is ISIS Taking Notes From Star Wars?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

The cinematographic prowess of the so-called Islamic State is, by now, well-known, admired, analyzed and even mocked. The films are so good, in fact, ...

Hate Group in Texas Threatens to Kill Muslims -- And Nobody Asks Where the Group Was Radicalized

Craig Considine | Posted 06.02.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

An extremist group of white, presumably Christian men in Texas are training against a non-existent Islamic "uprising" by dipping their bullets in pig's blood and bacon grease to target Muslims. The fact that consumption of pork is forbidden in Islam is well-known.

Lessons From Islamic History: Ibn Taymiyyah and the Synthesis of Takfir

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

This is the second installment of a three part article tracing the evolution of extremist movements in Islamic history and analyzing their etiology and perpetuating factors.

London Rejects Fear and Elects Its First Muslim Mayor

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

With 50% of Americans agreeing with fear-mongering Donald Trump that Muslims must be barred from entering this country, the fact that London, one of t...

The New Mayor of London Inspires Hope

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, being elected Mayor of London, topples a pervading narrative and in its wake leaves behind unparalleled opportunities.

Muslim Leaders From 30 Countries Meet In Indonesia To Fight Extremism

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

Muslim leaders from around the world met in Jakarta this week to address the religious aspects of extremism and terrorism. The International Summit of...

Pentagon: Fewer Foreign Fighters Joining Islamic State

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.26.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria has decreased sharply in the past yea...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Barbaric Murder of Asad Shah Will Set a Dangerous Precedent, Muslims Need to Condemn Tanveer Ahmad's Statement to Prevent Further Incidents

Atif Rashid | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque, Glasgow As the Glasgow community came together in the aftermath of Asad Shah's murder, some elements of the Muslim communi...

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.30.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Although a substantial increase in internal security personnel, intelligence gathering and sharing between the European community are critically important, they will not in and of themselves drastically stem such terrorist attacks.

Why Many Terrorists Are Criminals Before They Turn To Extremism

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.24.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with author Mubin Shaikh on ...