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Islamic Extremists

What the West Should Understand About Human Rights in the Emirates

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

Human rights have been a curious case when it comes to the UAE and the other Gulf Arab states for quite some time. The most widely reported concerns in the Emirates have had to do with workers in Dubai, the UAE's second city.

Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo's Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists

Devra Maza | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Devra Maza

It's the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost.

The Other Side of Drone Warfare in Pakistan

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

During my stay in USA, several of my American friends brought up the subject of drone attacks. Cornell is a very liberal school and consequently whenever the topic was broached; it was to condemn the drone attacks and equate these to US hegemony as well as insensitivity.

Sophia Jones

Extremist Attacks Put Egypt On Edge, And State Propaganda Isn't Helping

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- Dozens of images showing mangled, bloodied corpses flashed across television screens and filled Facebook timelines and Twitter news feeds ...

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Sophia Jones

This Russian Teen May Have Gone To Join ISIS. Her Dad Is Desperate To Bring Her Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

An undated photograph of Varvara Karaulova, provided by her father. ISTANBUL -- It’s been a week since Pavel Karaulov has heard from his daugh...

What Is Islam's Oldest Religious Institution Afraid Of?

Hiam Nawas | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Hiam Nawas

Al-Azhar maintains that Islam is a religion of peace, yet is ambiguous in condemning ISIS, all the while using its religious authority to ban a much needed and overdue conversation not only in Egypt but all over the Muslim world. Is it just me or is there something bewilderingly wrong with this picture?

By Destroying Churches and Relics, ISIS Claims Mohammad Was Wrong

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

ISIS yesterday destroyed an ancient Christian monastery which has been described as the equivalent of Canterbury Cathedral. Just weeks earlier, it raided Mosul Museum and filmed themselves destroying all the relics on show, including priceless, irreplaceable Assyrian statues.

Multinational Force Launches Offensive On Boko Haram

AP | By KRISTA LARSON and DALATOU MAMANE | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Forces from Chad and Niger opened a new front in the regional military fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, ...

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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.

The Presidency and Moral Courage

Terry Newell | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Would it be easier for the president to hop aboard the "let's kill Islamic terrorists" bandwagon? Of course. It would be popular, understandable, and a political rallying cry for a president who could use all the support he can get. That he refuses to take that route in his public comments is, even if you think he is wrong, an example of moral courage.

Obama: 'Pitch Perfect'

James Zogby | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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.

How to Love Your Country

Robert Brustein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Brustein

One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against President Obama. With strong implications of racism, Giuliani claimed that Obama did not love his country.

Breaking Down President Obama's Point About Christian Crusades and Islamic Extremism

Jay Michaelson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

No one is suggesting that Christians are just like the Islamic State. But Obama did suggest that Christianity is like Islam; both faiths have the capacity to be exploited by extremists.

Italy Expels Nine Suspected Islamist Militants

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

ROME, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Italy has expelled nine suspected Islamist militants so far this year as part of a heightened security alert throughout Eur...

Altruism in the Face of Violence

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.

Paris Shooting Cases Demonstrate Spy Agencies' Limits

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - This week's deadly attacks in France by Islamist gunmen showed the limits of spy and ...

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

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.11.2015 | 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: What Offends Does Not Make It Factual

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Charlie Hebdo exaggerates and offends. We all know, that what offends is not necessarily factual. No one has the right to kill those who offend. Anyone who claims this right deserves to be the object of withering satire and criticism.

What Comes After #JeSuisCharlie

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

As the world mourns the victims of Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, many are asking the important question, "Where do we go from here?" I...

Egypt Doubling Size Of Gaza Buffer By Demolishing 1,220 Homes

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt announced Thursday that the nation's long-delayed parliament elections will start in March and that the voting will be staggered ...

Can Muslim Youth Counter Extremism?

Amaar Ahmad | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Amaar Ahmad

It is important to confront the fallacies that the West is somehow at war with Islam or that all Muslim youth are silent against acts of extremism.

Dynamic Interpretations, Static Books: A Response to Bill Maher and Reza Aslan

Alex Ebert | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Alex Ebert

We are having the wrong debate. This isn't about religion, this is about culture. To understand this we need the context of history -- something both of those nincompoops (and most polemicists) somehow forget.

Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.

Muslims Around The World Rally Against Extremism

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion

PARIS (AP) — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don'...