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Confusing Jihadism With Internationalism

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I return here to Jean Birnbaum's book, Un silence religieux, which raises a thorny issue and advances debate by highlighting our systematic underestimation of the spiritual element when analyzing jihadism.

Croatia's Cabinet Minister Known for Anti-Semitic Views Should Resign: HDZ's Authoritarian and Corrupt Rule Must be Stopped

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit are joining Israel-based The Simon Wiesenthal Center and international groups calling for the resignation of Croatia's HDZ-Most cabinet minister Zlatan Hasanbegovic.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

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.

Attacking ISIS: Fighting a Mental Virus

Bobby Azarian | Posted 01.13.2016 | Science
Bobby Azarian

Just as organisms and their genes compete for survival in the environment and gene pool, ideas compete for survival inside brains. Famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has used this insightful analogy to explain how ideas spread and evolve.

Religious 'Radicals' and 'Extremists': Are They Appropriately Labeled?

Ennis B. Edmonds | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Ennis B. Edmonds

We do not define Christianity in the U.S. by its fringe actors who advocate violence. However, Christians and Muslims must admit that there are extremists among them, and that these extremists draw inspiration (probably incorrectly) from elements of their traditions.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

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...

Are Radicals Mentally Ill?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.10.2015 | Crime
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What would cause someone to turn his or her back on family, friends, and Western comforts to commit horrific crimes and risk their own deaths? What would be the reason we're seeing a steady stream of young people traveling to the Middle East to join jihadists, including a growing number of young women and girls?

The Cancer of Islamic Extremism

Uzma Yunus | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Uzma Yunus

The extremism of these radical Islamists carries also, a deep betrayal of the very faith they claimed to follow. It seems that that the Muslim world has a serious disease. A disease called "Cancer of Extremism," as diagnosed by the President himself.

Christmas Should Symbolize the Renewal of Hope in America

Fred Lundgren | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

As our nation mourns those who were killed in San Bernardino, we should remain steadfast in the hope that eventually, violence in all its manifestati...

Overwhelming Force

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Charles Kolb

The American public may be understandably war-weary and reluctant to put our service men and women in harm's way once again in the Middle East. If that is true, we need leadership now to make the case to the American people why this fight is essential.

America's Response to Mass Shootings Is Always Insufficient

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

It is time for the world's governments, Muslim as well as non-Muslim, to examine the problems within Islam soberly and seriously, and to move beyond symbolic gestures, whether psychological or military.

Rand Paul Quick To Speculate About Motive In San Bernardino Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul asked on Thursday if "Islamic terrorism" was at the root of the San Bernardino, Californ...

How Economic Inequality Makes Terror Attacks More Likely

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Economist Thomas Piketty says income inequality plays a big part in fueling radical Islamic terrorism that originates in the Middle East. Piketty, fa...

'Muslim Extremists' Is a Legitimizing Term for Terrorists

Franklyn Odhiambo | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Franklyn Odhiambo

While the confusion that follows any terror attack the magnitude of Paris is to be expected, certain reactions in these moments can have dire policy implications on the efforts to contain terror globally.

Reflections on Europeanism, Radical Islam, the Muslims' Task and Slips of the Tongue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.29.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Islam is the site of an ideological battle that is at least as critical as the military one, an ideological battle that Christians, Jews and atheists are simply not in a position to wage. So, yes, imams, intellectuals, and ordinary observant Muslims must rise in great number and say to the Islamists, "Not in our name!"

A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

Combatting Violent Extremism: Part Deux

Kristofer Harrison | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Kristofer Harrison

Can we please--finally--have a mature conversation about Islamic extremism? Over the past week a few politicians have dared speak its name. It is no longer treated like Voldemort, but we have yet to transition to a discussion about how we undermine the ideology that motivates terrorists.

Our Toxic Politics Looms to Undermine Effective Response to ISIS

David Paul | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
David Paul

If our political leaders want to lead, and if they want our policies in the region to be successful and endure better than they have over the past decade, they should take a long look at how we got to where we are.

Crying for the Victims of the Paris Attacks

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Stan Chu Ilo

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris perpetrated by a bunch of conscienceless husks of humanity is a proof that radical Islamic fundamentalism has be...

Jeb Bush Doesn't Know Why People Won't Say 'Radical Islam.' He Should Ask His Brother.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Since the attacks in Paris last week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) -- and other GOP presidential candidates -- have made a point to use the term ...

Hillary Clinton Put On The Defensive Over Middle East Policy

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

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In 1987 al-Qaeda Master Spy Tells Fort Bragg Officers the Goal of Radical Islam Is to Set Up an "Islamic State"

Peter Lance | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Peter Lance

In the annals of espionage, few men have moved in an out of the deep black world between the hunters and the hunted with as much audacity as Ali Mohamed--known to his al Qaeda brothers as Ali Amiriki, or "Ali the American."

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: We Recap the Results of Election Day, Plus Ben Carson Fell Asleep at the Wheel Numerous Times

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include: Our Comprehensive Recap of the CNBC Republican Debate; Lies and Lying Liars; Nonsensical GOP Policy Ideas; Trump Lied About Rubio; Fiorina Lied About Everything; Ben Carson Lied About Corporate Affiliations; and much more.