The recent arrest of the potential Christmas tree bomber is reflective of the FBI's myopic strategy of using glitzy, expensive sting operations and dubious confidential informants to further erode Muslim American relations.
If President Bush re-appeared to promote his book, he didn't make a good case for its sales. I can't help but wonder what, if anything, Bush could do to salvage the way most Americans view him at this point.
Last spring, a young girl tried to murder a member of parliament. Her inspiration? A man that is to Islam what Terry Jones is to Christianity. It's a valuable lesson about how we can prevent radical Islamic violence.
Has anyone ever said to a Muslim, "Welcome to America ?" Try replacing fear with friendship. Ask questions and show true respect. Then you can explain American values, how we got them, and why we want to keep America free.
It only took a few hours for the video showing an Israeli soldier belly-dancing around a Palestinian detainee who was bound and blindfolded to become headline news all around the Middle East last Tuesday morning.
Scholars have built up an impressive array of research into how radicalization works in practice on the streets; it normally happens in four distinct stages and often results from lack of Islamic education.
While there's no battle between Islam and the West, there is a battle within Islam: a conflict between violent-fanatic understandings of Islam and a broader spectrum of Muslim worldviews over how the religion gets defined.
Propaganda of modern-day myths depicting angels fighting alongside "holy warriors" is being used to indoctrinate a minority of young disenfranchised Muslims with flights of fantasy and the glories of jihad.