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Islamic Radicalism

Saudi-Qatari Rivalry Spills onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Unable to persuade Qatari leaders to drop their support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, Saudi Arabia appears determined to deprive its tiny neighbor of its regional soccer supremacy.

Australia Announces $60M To Fight Radicalization

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Tuesday it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter v...

Time to Face the ISIS Inside of Us

Elham Manea | Posted 08.22.2014 | World
Elham Manea

It would be easier to look the other way. It would be easier. But if we continue to blame the others, insist on our inaction and silence, it is we, we, no one else, who is letting our religion be hijacked by this fundamentalist interpretation of Islam.

It's Time to Remember That We Fought World War II to Stop Evil

Dennis Santiago | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

So the question falls to President Obama and the U.S. Congress: Are you going to step up to what has to be done? Yes, this is a watershed test of U.S leadership. Yes, it will require the United States to lead the charge.

What Hamas and ISIS Have In Common

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

While the world's first concern is, and should be, humanitarian, it also needs to pay close attention to a key aspect of both these terrorist organizations that could escalate the crisis in the Middle East beyond measure and quite possibly bring the region to the brink of destruction.

Islamic State Urges FIFA to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A purported letter by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of Syria and Iraq, has warned world soccer body FIFA not to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, reviving concerns first raised in a FIFA security assessment warning two weeks before it was awarded the tournament.

Militant Islamism: A Strategic Threat

Magnus Norell | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Magnus Norell

In several countries from Western Sahel in Africa to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the East, militant Islamist organizations (including smaller groups a...

Religion Has No Answer for Sectarianism

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

The phenomenon of intra-religious strife highlights the key problem with using religious texts and doctrines to address ethical issues in general, and in particular, how we treat other human beings. All holy texts, and the doctrines derived from such texts, are infinitely malleable.

Genie Uncorked: Social Media in the UAE

Douglas A. Wissing | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Douglas A. Wissing

While millions of Emirate residents connect with social media, and UAE governments mandate its use, uneasy Emirati leaders have instituted draconian social-network regulations, leading to jail terms for errant SM-users, including at least one American.

Blair: The Neocon's Dead End

James Zogby | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

After reading and rereading the speech, "Why the Middle East Matters," I was struck by how similar it was to the "agitprop" used by George W. Bush in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

Copenhagen Sketch

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Copenhagen. Royal Library of Denmark. The paradox of a monarchy, a real one, scrupulously attached to its etiquette and protocol, as I had the chance to observe at a gala last night at the French embassy, but one that is also, and without any contradiction, one of the most egalitarian societies that I can name.

'If Nigeria Falls to Islamic Extremists, All of Africa Will Be at Risk'

Joop Koopman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Nigerian Christians are confronted with the growing threat of radical Islam in the form of the extremely violent anti-Christian Boko Haram sect, which was declared a terrorist organization by the U.S.

Does the Hajj Radicalize Muslims? You Might Be Surprised By the Answer

Erol Yayboke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Erol Yayboke

Research shows that increased religious orthodoxy does not automatically translate into extremism and violence.

Turkey Is Not Turning Away From the West

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.24.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

Turkey exports love instead of hatred, union instead of division and reconciliation instead of enmity to the region and in this way, it will continue to maintain its place in the region.

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

Using Our Resources Wisely

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.

France's "Cri de Guerre"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps it is solidarity with the victims of Damascus that has caused Hollande and France to voice their determination, and now to assume a leading role. As if to declare, 'We know, we have been there, it can not be permitted to happen again."

The Tragic Implications of Egypt's Bloody Crackdown

David W. Kearn | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
David W. Kearn

In a region where jihadist forces are already on the march, the Egyptian military government may have made a grave miscalculation.

Tony Blair Cannot Face Up to the Consequences of His Own Analysis on Islam

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Earlier this week Tony Blair penned a piece for the Daily Mail about Islam. His core argument is right, but he shies away from the conclusions it points to.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslim Americans Amp Up Anti-Radicalization Efforts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Muslims in the United States have grappled with the consequences of extremism since Sept. 11, 2001, when the actions of 19 men affiliate...

Winning the Ideological Battle Against Terrorism

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Salam Al Marayati

Al-Qaeda made war rather than let Muslim communities survive, and mainstream Muslims must accept this challenge rather than let the union of God's religions break up and let extremists define Islam.

Jaweed Kaleem

New Survey On Anti-Muslim Discrimination Reveals Surprising Results | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion

After the Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslims who investigators said were motivated in part by radical Islam, American Muslim...

How Did Anwar Awlaki Radicalize The Boston Bombers?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

He studied engineering, education and human resources, but somehow never got round to Islam. He did not claim to have any qualifications from an Islamic seat of learning, nor even claim to have any from a secular academic institution's course on Islam.

Justice Is Not Enough!

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Muqtedar Khan

How do we teach young Muslims to struggle for justice, but without resorting to terror tactics? How do we teach them that a just cause is not a justification for unjust means?

After the Boston Attack: The Terrible Truth about Terrorism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science
Carlo Strenger

We would all like terrorism to disappear, but this is wishful thinking. There is no alternative to keeping a clear and cool mind, even in the face of the horror perpetrated by terrorist acts. If we lose our minds, terrorism wins.