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Radical Islam

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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

Judith Barnett | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | Religion

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