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Radical Islam

Against the New Anti-Semitism: Remembering the Holocaust Protects Us All

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A world without Jews indeed would not be a world. A world in which the Jews once again became the scapegoats for all people's fears and frustrations would be a world in which free people could not breathe easy and the enslaved would be even more enslaved.

Can America Finally Support a Courageous Ally in the Middle East?

Judith Barnett | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Judith Barnett

If the only Arab leader has the vision and presence to call upon the religious leaders of Islam to do all in their power to stop the current barbarism, blood and destruction, Western nations need to support the fundamental change that he is promoting.

Michel Houellebecq: Novelist

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Strange indeed, the story of Michel Houellebecq's latest novel, Soumission, which appeared just before the attack on Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, like an advance echo of the terrible events that have plunged France into mourning, and scaring stiff not only the author's friends but Houellebecq himself.

Squabbles Are Damaging Hopes Of Rebuilding Afghanistan's Beautiful Bamiyan Buddhas

The Guardian | Frederic Bobin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

It is always a shock reaching Bamiyan, coming face to face with the two huge cavities in the cliff face. The upright tombs stare out over the valley, ...

Calling Radical Islam What It Is

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

That starts with saying that Islam and Muslims are not the enemy, they are part of the solution. We need to emphasize and acknowledge that there is prejudice against Muslims because of recent events and to emphatically oppose it. But we also must not hesitate to point out that those who suffer the most from radical Islam are Muslims themselves.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

What Happened to Global Solidarity?

Nate Jara | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Nate Jara

If the moderate Muslim community is the key to defeating radicalism that so many seem convinced that it is, then we cannot continue this juvenile attitude of pointing fingers only to pull away and turn our backs when it is their turn to bury their dead.

We Need Free Speech Because We Are Ignorant

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We are all ignorant; none of us have all the answers. That fact is not only a strong argument in favor of free speech and against those who would suppress it -- it is a spur toward greater wisdom.

Barack Obama, Missing in Action

Sheldon Filger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

The absence of Barack Obama or any other senior official from his administration on January 11 in Paris is so inexplicable, even the president's most steadfast defenders are aghast. What rationale can possibly be proffered in defense of so counter-intuitive a non-action?

Paris Shooting Cases Demonstrate Spy Agencies' Limits

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Crime

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - This week's deadly attacks in France by Islamist gunmen showed the limits of spy and ...

Charlie Hebdo: A Trap for France

Barry Lando | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Barry Lando

What would truly be a disaster now would be for France (and Europe) to react to the Charlie Hebdo attack in the same blind, mindless fashion that America's leaders reacted to 9/11. Nothing would more benefit al-Qaeda and its modern spin-offs.

Radical Islam Is A Growing Threat To Sub-Saharan Christians: Report

Reuters | TOM HENEGHAN | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion

* Many more Christians killed in Nigeria, Central Africa * Pressure grow on Christians from Hindus, Buddhists also * Mor...

The Battle for Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.27.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Does the situation of present-day Muslim society, marked by crisis, tensions, foreign interventions and political despotism, foster the reformist democratic Islam, or does it promote its violent and theocratic rivals?

Why Won't Major Media Report on Muslims Combatting Terrorism?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

There exist two scenarios where no one can hear you scream. The first is of course, in space because there's no oxygen. And the second is on Earth, but only if you're a global Muslim leader condemning ISIS and promoting universal religious freedom.

Lessons of the Berlin Wall's Forgotten Aftermath

Tim Stone | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Tim Stone

Though the Wende, or "Change," freed the East German people from over forty years of Stalinist dictatorship, remembering the forgotten side of German unification -- when right-wing hooligans waged thousands of attacks on defenseless foreigners -- provides a cautionary tale of failed leadership.

Educating Bill Maher

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Orbach

Maher is right that we should stand up for liberal principles everywhere, but it does no justice to our principles if our arguments are stacked on a foundation of stereotypes.

My Weekend in Tunis: Anti-Semitic Sound and Fury

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

How did a simple weekend trip become a veritable affair of state? Having come to meet with leaders of various Libyan factions at the Hôtel La Résidence, a philosopher found himself at the center of a maelstrom in which rumor and spite eclipsed truth and diplomacy.

Want to Destroy ISIS? Deny Weapons to Saudi Arabia Until Their Women Can Vote and Drive

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

I detest religious extremism, but what I detest equally is funding this plague and pretending the billions in weapons we give to Islamic fundamentalists isn't the primary reason that ISIS and other terrorist groups exist.

Islamist Terror Group Recruits Members With $50 And A Cell Phone, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

The typical terrorist in Somalia was recruited when he was young, poor and afraid. In some cases, he just wanted $50 and a cell phone. These are th...

A Ten-Point Plan for Defeating ISIS and Muslim Fundamentalism

Karima Bennoune | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Karima Bennoune

In doing research for my recent book, I interviewed nearly 300 people of Muslim heritage from almost 30 countries, and heard countless stories of ordinary people engaged in extraordinary acts of courage to fight extremism.

Extremism: Its Supporters and a Voice of Reason

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Today's New York Times carried an in-depth article about one of the myriad supporters of extremist Islam ("Qatar's Support of Extremists Alienates Al...

ISIS Beheadings of Journalists Are Nothing Short of Barbaric

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

As I watch, listen to and read what reporters and commentators have to say about such savagery, I repeatedly encounter the question: Where are the voices of the moderate Muslims? Why aren't they saying anything?

A New Paradigm for Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Rabbi Marc Schneier

The good news is that Israel and the most powerful of its longtime Arab adversaries have come to a common understanding of the peril to their very survival from resurgent fundamentalist Islamism.

The Perils of Obama's Vacillating Strategy Toward ISIS

Robert G. Kaufman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Robert G. Kaufman

The United States would save much blood, toil, tears, and sweat defeating ISIS decisively now rather than later. Yet Obama's pinprick response devoid of strategic rationale will invite the maximum contempt for American resolve.