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Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

To meet the demands of a century defined by rapid change, it is my belief that ADL transform itself into a learning organization, one capable of continuous reinvention. In short, an organization that thrives on innovation.

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

British Prime Minister Slammed Over Remarks About Muslim Women

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.18.2016 | World

British Prime Minister David Cameron caused an outcry on Monday for appearing to single out Muslims in a new policy that could break up migrant famil...

Young Muslims Engaged in Jihad throughout Canada

Luqman Ahmed | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Luqman Ahmed

We feel that the true battle against extremism and radicalism is a battle of ideologies and education, not one fought with guns and bombs.

Why Islam is Not the Problem

Usama Khan | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Usama Khan

You're seven times more likely to be shot by a right wing extremist in the United States than you are to be shot by a Muslim extremist. But I guess facts don't stop many Americans from being deathly afraid of all Muslims.

Education Is Our Best Hope in a World Filled With Emergencies

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

When we die, the knowledge stored in our brains disappears. But through education, each generation of people can pass their knowledge to the next via spoken language, books and other media, and this knowledge can accumulate through the ages.

Islamicity Indices -- The Best Instrument for Changing the Muslim World

Hossein Askari | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Hossein Askari

Let begin by clearing the deck -- Islam is not the problem, but is instead the solution for a better future for Muslim countries. The fact is that Islam has been undermined and hijacked by corrupt hereditary rulers, clerics and strongmen to "legitimize" their illegitimate rule.

Being Critical of Islam Is Not Racism

Shawn Moksvold | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Shawn Moksvold

In a free society, often uncomfortable things must be said to opposing parties to effectively work out complex issues. But when someone attempts to criticize the beliefs of a religion (mostly Islam), the left will invariably attach that criticism to racism.

These Muslims Came To Times Square On New Year's Eve To Take A Stand Against Extremism

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion

On Thursday afternoon, Salaam Bhatti was near New York’s Times Square, as thousands of Americans who had come from across the world prepared fo...

Our Right to Worship Safely

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

There is no magic formula to keep our communities, our homes, and ourselves one 100 percent safe. However, the more we educate our communities on their rights and responsibilities, the more they will contribute to the overall safety of their communities and our nation.

"Jerusalem" by Naima Nas, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

I am almost certain it is not wise of me to attempt this but as I have never claimed wisdom at anytime. I am neither a Scholar nor an expert but as th...

How to Stop ISIS: Understand the Secrets of Their Success

Omar Sarwar | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Day Donaldson via the Speaker - News Anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States is at an unprecedented level, fueled by mainstream media and GOP r...

Jihadists vs. Extremists ... When Language Matters

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Mohamed Elmenshawy

Media pundits, experts and politicians alike have routinely cited Jihad and Jihadists as the greatest threat to America's national security at home and abroad. But these words of caution have done more harm than good, not only because they misrepresent Islam but also because they squander what maybe a decent chance to defeat terrorism by waging a Jihad against extremists.

Only We Can Bring Trump Down

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Marianne Smallwood

In last weekend's elections in France, the country's National Front party failed to win any of the country's 13 metropolitan regions during the second round of voting. This stall was attributed to political maneuvering, rather than a wholesale French public rejection of the National Front's right-wing, xenophobic messages.

Listening to Voices Across the Middle East: 2015

James Zogby | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

I've had the opportunity to conduct public opinion polls across the Middle East in order to provide content for policy discussions at the UAE's annual Sir Bani Yas Forum. We surveyed over 7,400 adults in six Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE), Turkey, and Iran.

Education as a Critical Ally to Middle East Security

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Arab World has reached a point where the youth are at a record-breaking proportion to adults in the region's history. The forth-coming decade i...

Why We Should Stop Using The Phrase "Radical Islamic Extremism"

Vernon Schubel | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Vernon Schubel

Muslim terrorists are no more representative of "radical Islamic extremism" than Robert Dear is a representative of "radical Christian extremism." Unless we wish to associate all people of faith with these kinds of violence, we should stop.

No Silver Lining After San Bernardino

Cody Lyon | Posted 12.10.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

This country has changed since 9/11. And the high powered rifles that enabled the extremist fueled act of terrorism in California are just one ingredient to a perfect cocktail that includes all that's ugly in America today.

Yes, I Am Afraid

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

I am frightened, but courage is acting in the face of fear. I've named my fears and refuse to let them blind me. I will not be swayed by fear-mongering leaders and their cheering followers who seek to further divide our nation based on stereotypes.

The Dubai Film Fest Diaries 2015: Changing the Narrative for the Arab World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Extremism consists of a narrative laden with terror created by outcasts, and violence fueled by boredom. If you change the narrative, you can change the world.

The Cancer of Islamic Extremism

Uzma Yunus | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Uzma Yunus

The extremism of these radical Islamists carries also, a deep betrayal of the very faith they claimed to follow. It seems that that the Muslim world has a serious disease. A disease called "Cancer of Extremism," as diagnosed by the President himself.

Guns for Jesus: "Straining Out Gnats and Swallowing Camels"

Rodney Wilson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

Unlike his father, Jerry Falwell the Younger has shied away from making political waves. Until now, that is. Last week, to rapturous applause, the pre...

Muslims Fight ISIS in Their Hearts and Minds

Usman Ahmad | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Usman Ahmad

As western leaders determine themselves to enter the folly of launching airstrikes in Syria to try and kill off the ISIS evil, Muslims are warring with the group where it actually matters: in the battleground for hearts and minds. Unlike war planes many of these efforts fly under the radar

Donald Trump Is 'Greatest Collaborator' of ISIS

Steven Hassan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Steven Hassan

We need a more coherent counter-terrorism response than Donald Trump's call to "close down" parts of the Internet in response to ISIS recruitment, his labeling of free speech advocates as "foolish," and his calls to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.

The Solution To Extremism Is Global Equality

Stephan Said | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Stephan Said

We are faced with the task of creating a new global socio-economic model sufficient to create sustainable peace on earth. A mass non-violent movement demanding that all people live equally with each other, loving each other, caring for our planet, is the only solution. We have to start today.