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With A Game Of Basketball, Girls Dribble Around Extremism In Somalia

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.31.2017 | World

When al-Shabab controlled Mogadishu, women could be punished for playing sports. As part of our “Women and Jihad” series, we meet the young female...

Trump Administration Should Avoid Anti-Muslim Bias In Its Counter-Extremism Program

Neil Hicks | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Neil Hicks

Proposals from the Trump Administration to change the countering violent extremism (CVE) program started under President Obama to a one focused solely on "Islamic Extremism" or "Radical Islamic Extremism" would be counterproductive and discriminatory.

Sources: Trump's Counter-Extremism Program Will Only Focus On Islam

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all viol...

The Recent U.S. Terror Plots You Won't Hear Donald Trump Talking About

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

As President Donald Trump struggles to defend his decision to halt refugee resettlement and immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, it’s bec...

Extremists Are Thriving On Social Media. How Should We Respond?

Steven Luckert | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Steven Luckert

Social media surely will continue to play a role in the success or failure of these extremist groups.

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

It's A Global Jihad, Stupid

Raheel Raza | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
Raheel Raza

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a fellow reformist Muslim, has just suggested a new mantra in the fight ag...

An Open Letter To Border Officials

Fatima Zaman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Fatima Zaman

It's time to speak up -- the quiet scrutiny of one group of people has to stop and we need to challenge the underlying, indirect, intentional, unintentional and sometimes well intended, racism and xenophobia that acutely drives these situations.

The Global Search For Education: The Millennial Bloggers - What Next After Brexit And The US Election?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The U.K. citizens' surprising approval of the Brexit referendum last June and the even more surprising U.S. election of Donald Trump as president on N...

We Are Living Through A Very Real Demonstration That Words Have Consequences

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 10.17.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Greenblatt

We are living through a very real world demonstration of the notion that words have serious consequences.

The New York Declaration For Refugees And Migrants, Responsibility Sharing, And The US Refugee Resettlement Program

Donald Kerwin | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there were 65.3 million forcibly displaced persons in 2015, including 40.8 million internally displaced and 21.3 million refugees.

Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

The Word On the Street in Timbuktu (About the ICC Trial)

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

On September 27th when the International Criminal Court in The Hague handed down a sentence of nine years in prison for Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi for the war crime of destroying cultural heritage in Timbuktu, civic and religious leaders in the famed city of 333 saints were relieved that justice -- for once--had been done.

Women In Jordan More Vulnerable To Effects Of Extremism: Report

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.26.2016 | World

As Jordan struggles with rising extremism, a new U.N. report suggests women are much more vulnerable than men to the effects of radicalization, such a...

The NY-NJ Bombings Highlight Our Urgent Need for Deradicalization Programs

Daniel Koehler | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Daniel Koehler

This week, at the request of Judge Michael Davis, I testified in court about the alleged radicalization by the so-called Islamic State of six young So...

Internet Racism is a Longstanding Feature of American Politics

ResearchGate | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

By Jessie Daniels Trump's candidacy appears to have closed the gap between right-wing extremists like longtime Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and the...

Preventing Violent Extremism 15 Years After 9/11

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

In France, Connecting Online to Unify not Divide Citizens

Human Rights First | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Human Rights First

By Susan Corke, Director, Antisemitism and Extremism, Human Rights First and Ilan Scialom, Vice President, Coexister, France The perpetrator of the B...

Bombs Kill At least 12, Wound Dozens At Pakistan Court

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.03.2016 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in northwest Pakistan on Friday,...

A Tale Of Two Governors And One Mosque

Haroon Khalid | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

On the morning of January 5, 2011, as the body of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was placed in the grounds of the palatial Governor's House in the heart of Lahore, there was much confusion over who would offer his funeral prayers.

To End Terrorism In Europe, Muslims And Jews Must Reach Out To Each Other

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

In the wake of a series of horrific terrorist killings in Europe over the past two weeks in France, Germany and elsewhere -- starting with the horrify...

Daesh Thrives on Publicity While 30,000 Peaceful Muslim Event Goes Unnoticed

Atif Rashid | Posted 08.11.2016 | Media
Atif Rashid

Co-authored by Imam Farhad Ahmad Last month when some French media decided against showing photographs of terrorists, I was pleasantly ...

Missed Connections

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Yara Zgheib

No one was to blame for what happened, but that does not make it any less difficult to accept. It was all a matter of missed connections, bad timing, ...

Orlando Shooting -- Are Our Anti-Terror Strategies Working?

Alev Dudek | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Alev Dudek

We are a country with tremendous resources, knowledge, and intelligence. However, our political discourses have often been pathetic at the very least. Let us see how long it is going to take us to realize this and change the way we interact not only around the world, but also with each other.

Why Did The Munich Killer Beg Us To See Him As German?

Alex Shams | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Alex Shams

This is a wake up call for the Iranian diaspora: enough with these pseudo-scientific racialist theories, enough with this Islamophobia disguised as critique of the Iranian government, enough with these attempts to assimilate by aiming to prove our Whiteness by all means possible.