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Extremism

How Islamic Is The Islamic State? Not Very, Experts Say

AP | LEE KEATH and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting t...

Major Muslim Anti-Terrorism Conference Calls For Reform In Practice Of Islamic Law

AP | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An anti-terrorism conference in Saudi Arabia attended by Muslim clerics from around the world has ended with leaders cal...

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.

Obama: 'Pitch Perfect'

James Zogby | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

As we have found so many times before, while current challenges may have brought out the worst in some, it has also created the opportunity to bring good people together to support each other.

Obama: Notion Of War With Islam Is An 'Ugly Lie'

USA Today / Religion News Service | David Jackson | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama said Thursday (Feb. 19) that governments across the globe are obligated to confront the “warped ideologies” that...

It's Time for a Dialogue on Ethnic and Religious Violence in America

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Rep. Mike Honda

We cannot allow the deaths of Yusor, Razan, and Deah, and others, to be in vain. I hope that these tragedies, even years down the road, will unite all Americans, and remind us to respect the value of all lives, regardless of appearance, orientation, or belief.

U.S. Muslim Leaders Seek To Counteract Extremist Recruiters

www.nytimes.com | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

STERLING, Va. — Imam Mohamed Magid tries to stay in regular contact with the teenager who came to him a few months ago — at his family’s urging ...

Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS by Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

The sensationalist tendencies of our contemporary global media have offered an ideal echo chamber for the warped and corrupt ideologies of these militant groups. We must better utilize this echo chamber to put forth convincing ideologies that strengthen the possibility for human solidarity.

Spin Is a Hell of a Thing

Nida Khan | Posted 02.06.2015 | Media
Nida Khan

As much as both pundits on the right and left would like us to believe that this is a conflict of 'radical Islam' vs. the rest of us, it's much more complex and nuanced than that childish line of reasoning.

How to Win the Ideological Battle Against Extremism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.05.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

To fight ideological extremism in the Middle East the main starting point must be youth. It is vitally important that Arab/Muslim youth are given satisfactory answers to their economic, community and spiritual needs. The challenge is difficult and there are no magic solutions.

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 02.21.2015 | 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.