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Terrorist Attacks Hurt Muslims and Islam More Than Anyone Else!

Marwa Azab | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion
Marwa Azab

The consequences of such attacks are disturbing to all. But, as a Muslim, this means, more intentional random checks by TSA, when traveling. I got randomly selected twice in a row at the same airport on my last business trip.

The U.S. Government Is Making the Problem of Islamist Extremism Worse

Ivan Eland | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

The government needs to put quiet law enforcement to work to catch the criminals that are attacking the United States instead of implicitly glorifying them as warriors by being too quick to take military action against them.

36th Anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution Victory

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although not many experts, politicians and scholars held the belief that the Islamic revolution, its political system and the cleric rule would last long, the new system of governance which created upheaval in the socio-political system of Iran has survived for 36 years.

Islamist Murders in Paris and Nigeria

Pius Kamau | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Pius Kamau

The logic of an African leader appreciating the pain and agony of European souls while at the same time lacking any semblance of caring or humanity towards the citizens of his own country escapes many people's minds.

Conflicting Views of Islam Spill onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
James Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men's match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men.

Panic Is Not the Way to Fight Islamist Anti-Semitism in Europe

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.14.2015 | World
Carlo Strenger

Europe is now at the frontline of Islamist terrorism and anti-Semitism, and January 2015 will be remembered as a beginning rather than the climax of Islamist terrorism in Europe.

The Trouble With Charlie...

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

While I support the right of the journalists involved to express their evident contempt for the religion of Islam, I also support my right to express my disdain for the acts that precipitated their murders.

Je Suis Charlie: In Defense of Free Speech

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

It is time for Muslim imams to lead their flocks in recognizing free speech and free exercise of religion as integral part of Islam. It is time for Western societies to stop asking Muslims what they feel every time radicals perpetrate yet another spectacular act of violence. Only then will "Je suis Charlie" find real meaning.

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Charlie Hebdo Killings

2015 Predictions for Islamist Terrorism Worldwide

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

What's in store for 2015? Here's what we can expect of Islamist terrorism in the coming year.

Qanta Ahmed's Message and Mission

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.

The Hunt for Terrorist Leaders: Is the Effort Worth It?

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Arie Kruglanski

Targeted killings remain a useful tactical tool in the kit of counterterrorism strategists. While they cannot be expected in the long run to paralyze a terrorist organization, they often can bring short-term, intense pressure on a successor's operations. They cannot bring an end to terrorism.

Drivers of Deradicalization: Needs, Narratives, Networks

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Dealing with violent extremism occupies, these days, a top spot on the world's agenda. Like the Ebola virus, another global threat du jour, the disease of radicalization is spreading with alarming speed. A reported 20,000 foreign fighters from over 70 countries are now engaged in Syria and Iraq, including 3,000 fighters from the West.

Islamo-Fascism for Real: To Appease Islamists, Egyptian Court Makes a Travesty of Justice Over Gay Wedding

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Old Time Religion is a global scourge. People of good faith, whether they adhere to a mainstream religion, no religion, or humanism, need to stand united against religious fascism in all its guises.

The 'Stop Bill Maher' UC Berkeley Petition Is How Islamists, Not Liberals, Promote Free Speech

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
H. A. Goodman

The day liberals confuse real talk and passionate debate with bigotry is the day Bill O'Reilly and Fox news shape the narrative of our nation.

School Shootings and Lone Wolf Attacks: What's the Difference?

James Dorsey | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Fryberg and Zehaf-Bibeau cases may differ in detail and motivation, yet they both reflect societal problems whether they are concepts of misguided masculinity in which young men feel inhibited in expressing emotion or increased isolation and alienation as a result of prejudice against mental instability.

Don't Blame New Freedoms for Violent Religious Extremism

Neil Hicks | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Neil Hicks

f the United States and its allies cannot find a way to counter violent religious extremism while promoting and protecting human rights then everyone will lose.

Norm Coleman, Brookings and the Magic Carpet of Saudi Money

Nina Burleigh | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

It's becoming increasingly apparent some new Koch Brothers are on the loose in Washington, lavishing money on liberals and conservatives alike. Like the Brothers K, they got rich on filthy fossil fuel revenues, and are using their booty to buy up think tanks, lobbyists and the best law firms. For good measure, they're tossing some of the nation's top liberal institutions into their shopping carts, too.

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.

War Against Islamic State: Sowing Seeds of More Extremist Groups

James Dorsey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

The US-led international response to the Islamic State's advances in Iraq and Syria is more extensive and fraught with danger than the war on terror declared by former President George W. Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

The Rise of the Islamic State: Who Is to Blame?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Behind the façade of a united front against the Islamic State the United States and its Gulf allies blame each other for the spectacular rise of the jihadist group that has overrun a swathe of Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State: Ideological Challenge to Saudi Arabia

James Dorsey | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
James Dorsey

If the threat to Israel and Jordan is primarily security, to Saudi Arabia it is also ideological, with IS tracing its roots to the philosophy of the 18th-century warrior-jurist Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab and other Islamic sources on which the kingdom was built, and constituting a reference point that Salafists cannot ignore.

Saudi-Qatari Rivalry Spills onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

The Heightened Domestic Crack Down and Human Rights Violations

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

History appears to be repeating itself in the Islamic Republic. Whenever many Iranians believe that there will be more socio-political, individual as well as socio-economic freedoms in the country, due to the rule of a moderate or reformist president, the domestic crack down and human rights violation in the Islamic Republic mount up.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.