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Radical Islam

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.

Radicalizing For a New World Order

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

The counterterrorism experts I've listened to are adept at stopping the violent, but I don't know how effective they are at preventing violence. In other words, we shine at trashing the fruit of violence once located but not in chopping down the cultural and ideological tree that produced it.

Dealing With Mass Killings in America

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

Aware of the legacy of the Bush years, the Obama White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI have spent much time and effort rethinking previous policies and have designed what they are calling a "new" approach to security.

Muslims, Mass Shootings and the Media

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.31.2015 | Media
Kelly James Clark

My analysis of the media coverage related to each mass shooting revealed a pattern. For every non-Muslim shooting suspect, the media never mentioned their religion. Moreover, in nearly every case, it was claimed that the mass shooters were suffering from some sort of mental instability.

Fighting Back Together

Simone Rodan-Benzaquen | Posted 07.07.2015 | World
Simone Rodan-Benzaquen

To my Jewish friends, I want to say that I understand and share their fear and pain of seeing their country, France, stained again by anti-Semitism. Who would have believed that 70 years after World War II Jews would still be murdered in our country because they are Jewish?

The War of the Tweets: On Counter-Messaging ISIS

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Arie Kruglanski

The various State Department efforts share a common problem: A seeming lack of a guiding framework to afford a coherent messaging strategy. Instead, campaigns seem to be launched on the basis of intuitive hunches devoid of solid grounding in the science of radicalization.

Malice in Dallas

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I am a Muslim Sufi. But I am first an American writer, and for me freedom of expression is undebatable, except when it embodies a direct call to immediate violence against others.

Jessica Schulberg

Steve King Avoids Talking About Islam After Inviting Islamophobe To Congress | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is worried about radical Islam. So worried, in fact, that he invited Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders to a T...

Zakir Naik, Radical Islamist Video Evangelist

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

Which way, then, for the Saudi-Wahhabi partnership? Will the rulers of Riyadh continue to celebrate figures like Zakir Naik, who instill contempt for others, Muslim and non-Muslim, or will they protect their Islamic cultural legacy while embracing new advances in science?

Jon Stewart Thinks Obama Has A Case Of 'MSNBCitis'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy

Unfortunately, "Symptoms include cancelation." Jon Stewart opened Monday night's episode of "The Daily Show" with an examination of President Obama...

Zach Carter

Jeh Johnson Agrees With Obama's Refusal To Call ISIS 'Radical Islam' | Zach Carter | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Sunday reiterated President Barack Obama's contention that the Islamic State should not be...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Explains Why He Doesn't Use The Term 'Radical Islam' For Islamic State, Al Qaeda | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he refuses to describe the Islamic State and al Qaeda as groups fueled by "radical Islam" bec...

Namaz in Fear

Janesh Rahlan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Media
Janesh Rahlan

As the West ramped up its "War on Terror", the media portrayed the battle as us versus them. "Us" being the good Anglo-Saxon Americans and "them" being the freedom hating fundamentalist Islamists of the Middle East.

Fox News' Eric Bolling Says Only Muslims Kill In The Name Of Religion

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.09.2015 | Media

Forget the Inquisition or the Crusades, religious fanatics only kill in the name of Islam -- at least according to Fox News' Eric Bolling. During ...

I Am Muslim. Deal With It.

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

We don't know what the coming days will bring, but it feels like there will be many problems because of ignorance and lack of dialogue. The mission of a politician is to embrace everybody in society, not leaving anybody out.

Spin Is a Hell of a Thing

Nida Khan | Posted 04.08.2015 | Media
Nida Khan

As much as both pundits on the right and left would like us to believe that this is a conflict of 'radical Islam' vs. the rest of us, it's much more complex and nuanced than that childish line of reasoning.

A Tale of Two Markets

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

In the face of the fragility of life and mighty forces of hatred and fear, many will lapse into denial or despair, making decisions from a place of spiritual defeat. This is not what our tradition asks of us. We are called to fully acknowledge the reality of evil, and lovingly perpetuate life in spite of it.

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

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.