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Paranoia Is As American As Apple Pie

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Alex Cacioppo

Peter Bergen wants everyone to chill out about terrorism. As he soberly explained at Civic Hall for the New America Foundation, of which he is a direc...

The Re-Emergence of the Zero-Problems Policy? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Wikistrat | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

The January 12 terror attack in Istanbul was the latest in a series that began last July at the border city of Suruç and continued in October within Ankara's city center. However, this most recent attack can be considered to be fundamentally different.

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

Aseal Tineh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Aseal Tineh

Reversing the seemingly continuous stream of hatred directed towards Muslims requires fostering a deeper understanding of Islam among Americans, and so I offer to you a page from my Muslim dictionary.

Why Military Strikes Won't Be Enough To Defeat ISIS

HuffPost Morocco | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

In The Caliphate: A Political History Of Islam -- published on Jan. 13, in French, by Flammarion -- historian Nabil Mouline traces the origins o...

The Middle East: China Venturing Into the Maelstrom

James Dorsey | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
James Dorsey

CHINESE PRESIDENT Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that increasingly China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle Eas...

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.

Western Forces Try To Stem Jihadist Advances In Africa

The New York Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.02.2016 | World

SAHARA DESERT, Niger — A group of light armored vehicles skated over the moonscape of the Sahara, part of one of the largest detachments the Fr...

Radicalization, Not Refugees, Is Europe's Challenge

Robert Singer | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Robert Singer

We must face a simple fact: What most of these radical youth have in common is that they come from heavily concentrated Muslim areas in major European cities.

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.

Slaying IS and its Unborn Offspring

Hossein Askari | Posted 12.19.2015 | Religion
Hossein Askari

To affect change, Western leaders must come together and adopt a unified approach toward rulers in Muslim countries--an approach that might undermine perceived short-term Western interests but would be the foundation for eradicating Muslim terrorism.

Mass Murder Meets Mass Media: The Rise of ISIL Unlimited

Women's Rights News | Posted 12.16.2015 | Women
Women's Rights News


FBI Director: No Evidence California Shooters Were Part Of Cell

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.16.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - There is no evidence a married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the h...

Sexual Violence in Paris Housing Estates Soil for Terror

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Concerns about voter support for the far right in France have taken center stage but should not deflect from the underlying problem of homegrown subur...

From a Nation of Strangers to a True American Community

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

The more we learn about one another, the more we care about that which affects each of us, and more likely we give one another the benefit of the doubt where we can. The first step in building partnerships to addressing the many injustices of our nation, is building these contagious mutual connections with daily practices.

Islamic State Is Going Down

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Understandably the San Bernadino terrorist attack has mesmerized many Americans, terrorized by Islamic State's capacity to inspire or to command mass ...

Christian Violence: A Mostly-Overlooked History of Harm

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

It is possible to think only Islam is susceptible to religious violence and forget about centuries of intermittent Christian violence.

Donald Trump's Morally Bankrupt Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Isn't Even Rooted in Reality

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.10.2015 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.

Religious Fervor and Guns

William Duggan | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
William Duggan

There is no debate among American gun jihadists: their reading of the Second Amendment justifies civilian deaths, period.

Recent Terrorist Attacks Follow a Solo Jihad Formula

Daniel Williams | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Daniel Williams

Solo jihad is in fashion. Have a grievance? Say, Western intervention in Syria's civil war? Or supposed insult to Islam? Or disgust at the social behavior of non-believers that undermine Islamic purity? Don't wait. Act on your own. Kill.

What Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump Have in Common

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France's wrenching shift to the right in last Sunday's regional elections should serve as a warning to American liberals.

Foreign Fighters Keep Flocking To ISIS, Other Extremist Groups

Vocativ | Posted 12.08.2015 | World

The number of foreign jihadists who've traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS and other violent extremist groups has more than doubled in the last 18 months, according to a new report from the Soufan Group, a security intelligence firm.

To Fight Terrorism We Must Fight Anger and Fear

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The two go hand in hand. If we want to see global terrorism decrease, then the fear and anger that causes us to hate an entire religion and people group must decrease. Receiving refugees and forming interfaith friendships would be like a dagger in the heart of ISIS.

Guns, Terrorism, and Honesty

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

Gun violence, Islamic terrorism, and anti-Muslim bigotry are all real, serious problems that need to be faced head-on. It's disingenuous to be in denial about one or the other just because you have a certain political affiliation.

Religious Violence

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

No one proffering the grim philosophy that humans are inherently violent can produce supporting evidence for that kind of grand assessment. Even the wicked stories that mar our daily news don't provide enough proof.