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The Lure of Becoming a Bride of ISIS

Anne Speckhard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

SIS in its call to the Caliphate is also offering a new world order in which the current geo-political conflicts will, according to ISIS, be resolved with everyone ultimately living as Muslim in a utopian life governed by Islamic ideals--heady stuff for the young who are disheartened by real injustices in the world and still believe in the possibility of utopias.

The Clash of Cultures

Christos Terzides | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

Paris struck home and given human nature, it's hard not to take sides--even unconsciously.

"We Are Seen as Infidels and Traitors, for Hundred Years Now"

Nuri Kino | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Nuri Kino

They look similar to everyone else in the audience at the auditorium at Paderborn University. Three, modernly dressed and clean-shaven men. Suddenly, they stand up and start screaming out their hatred against us.

He's Right

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Amanda Botfeld

Kasich's proposal is right on the money. We need to reinstitutionalize patriotism. We need to reincorporate our values. And if history is any indicator, we ought to do it sooner rather than later.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

Daily News Compares NRA To Jihadists On Front Page

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.18.2015 | Media

The New York Daily News used its front page Wednesday to lash out at the National Rifle Association in a big way, comparing the powerful pro-gun group...

Are All Massacres Important?

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Andrew Royce Bauer

On Friday morning, reports began to break out that an American airstrike had managed to kill Mohammed Emwazi, known, though he shouldn't be, as Jihadi John.

Tragedy in Paris But Myopia in America

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The recent horrific attack by ISIS in Paris means that 2015 will end similarly to how it began, with the barbaric killings of Parisians at the hands of Jihadists terrorists. 2015 has been a very difficult year for Paris and for France in general; and the prospects for 2016 aren't looking so bright either.

How to Pray for Paris

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Saw it coming. Both the carnage and the backlash that followed. Couldn't be avoided. Newton knew it. Wrote a law that explains it very simply: "F...

Five Lessons from the Paris Tragedy

David Harris | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
David Harris

Yesterday's tragic events in Paris should be another urgent wake-up call that, whether we live in France or elsewhere, our world needs, and is worth, defending.

Bloodbath In Paris: ISIS Ramps Up Its Global War

Sheldon Filger | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Sheldon Filger

However barbarically inhumane he may be, al-Baghdadi is not incoherent in relation to his long-term objective and the tactical and operational means required for its attainment. He wants the world outside the caliphate, including moderate Arab countries, to be struck down with massive social, political and economic chaos.

France-Total War?

Barry Lando | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

The problem is that, at this time of national crisis, France lacks any great leader of vision and courage. There is no De Gaulle or Clemenceau in the wings. Only Francois Hollande.

To Defeat Radical Islamic Jihad, We Need Three Types of Army: Military, Political and Love

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.

What Is This Thing Called Jihad or Islamic Holy War?

Imam Hassan A. Amin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Imam Hassan A. Amin

In a religious sense, as described by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, "jihad" has many meanings. It can refer to internal as well as external efforts to be a good Muslim or believer, as well as working to inform people about the Islamic faith.

Why Celebrating Columbus Day Is Like Celebrating ISIS

Craig Considine | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Craig Considine

Critics who claim that Muslims are more prone to religious extremism and violence have either forgotten or consciously ignore the West's own dark history of genocide. Christopher Columbus is not someone to be honored.

Confessions of A Muslim American Teenager, Post-9/11

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Sumaia Masoom

I understand 14 years of struggling to define who I am in a world that for some reason still believes in collective punishment is absolutely nothing compared to the infinite void the friends and families of all the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and similar horrific incidents face.

The West's Twin Enemies: ISIS And Assad

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

We cannot continue indefinitely to strike at jihadists in Iraq while stopping, absurdly, at the border of the neighboring state.

Why I Left America to Train in Jihad Under an Islamic Caliphate

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 08.20.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I am an American. I have a full-time job in one of Greater Boston's renowned institutions as a medical professional. Yet, I just travelled out of the United States a few days ago to renew my pledge of allegiance to the caliphate.

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.

Waging Jihad Against Extremists

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

The word "Jihadists" does nothing to alienate thousands of would-be extremists seeking to join terrorist organizations; instead, it grants these groups legitimacy and prestige, and enhances these networks' ability to recruit angry and disaffected youths.

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.

Western Women Who Join Extremists In Syria Find It's A One Way Trip

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the sec...

Australia Wants To Make Fighting For ISIS Reason To Lose Citizenship

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become Islamic State fighters in its...

7 Women Convicted For Supporting ISIS

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) - A Belgian court on Monday handed out prison sentences to seven women for supporting Islamic State and radicalizing young ...

Jihad Without Borders: There Are No Foreign Fighters

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

If we are to succeed in countering jihadist terrorists, we must rethink the battlefield and understand there are no foreign fighters, just combatants bent on a philosophical mission, regardless of territory.