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Radicalism

From Idealism To Disillusion, The Shifting Profile Of Islamist Attackers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.16.2016 | World

PARIS, July 16 (Reuters) - As authorities investigate the motives for a mass killing claimed by Islamic State in Nice late Thursday, analysts say the ...

Can We Stop Talking About 'Radical Islam' and Get To The Elephant in The Room?

Nida Khan | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Nida Khan

President Obama forcefully pushed back against presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling his incessant outcry to use the term 'radical Islam' a political talking point.

WATCH: How Belgium Became A Hotbed For Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

Mere hours after two deadly terrorist attacks rocked Belgium's capital, Brussels, the country's government and security branches faced harsh questions...

Fighting Terrorism Without Violating Human Rights

Lydia Canaan | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Lydia Canaan

Unlike some cultural aspects that are relative, violations of innocent people's physical integrity - such as dropping bombs on them - is universally deviant.

Historian Eric Foner Wins Prestigious New York Historical Society Award

Jonah Raskin | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Jonah Raskin

It seems to be the job and perhaps the occupation hazard of the historian to remember the past, write about it and remind readers, students and citizens what happened long ago, as well as yesterday -- and who made it happen and why.

Why a Socialist Became Senator from Vermont

John Weeks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
John Weeks

Despite being born in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders fits easily into the Vermont radical tradition. One of his main issues, reform of Wall Street, reflects not only his political outlook but also the finance-unfriendly regulatory environment in Vermont.

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

When I want to believe that America is a democracy -- indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles -- I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it.

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.

Obama's Tricky Balancing Act In Getting Muslim Americans To Fight Radicalization

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Muslim American officials and even some experts on violent extremism aren't entirely sold on a recent push by the Obama administration f...

More Fictional Days of Rage

Jonah Raskin | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Jonah Raskin

Author and activist Diana Block calls her narrative, "Clandestine Occupations," "an imaginary history," though she might have simply described it as a novel, or perhaps as a roman a clef, to borrow the French phrase for a tale in which fictional characters are based on real people.

Fear Cannot Be Our Motivation To Unite

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

The Paris attacks have prompted people of all faiths and views to urge unity as a cure for terrorism. I agree that unity is a cure for terrorism. What I am less content with is that terrorism is the reason for unity. As long as fear is our motivation to unite, in the absence thereof we will also avoid unity.

Anti-Muslim Buddhist Group Gains Political Clout In Myanmar

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion

Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters stand...

Ex-FBI Agent: Detroit Kids Could Be Radicalized By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

The potential for disenfranchised kids in Detroit to be radicalized by terrorist groups poses a "huge threat" to the city, a former FBI official said ...

The Global Middle Class: A Force for Radicalism

Brenda M. Seaver | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Brenda M. Seaver

Anecdotal evidence from the last decade suggests that U.S. officials need to consider the multiple ways in which the rising global middle class is fueling radical politics.

Je Suis Nigeria

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Michael Shammas

American media should not pretend as if nothing is happening as Nigeria continues to battle the ignorant cancer calling itself Boko Haram. Nigeria's struggle with radicalism is at least as newsworthy as our own.

The Real War Is the Ideological One

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Whenever violent acts take place, the natural response is the need to obliterate the group or militias behind it militarily.

Democratic Islam Is the Best Antidote to ISIS

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Tunisia, which had shown Arabs a way out of the prison of dictatorship through peaceful protest, is today demonstrating that on the ruins of the old order a democracy could be built.

Why Are Young Voters Abandoning Their Political Destiny?

Alison Sher | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Alison Sher

We sacrifice salary to adhere to an ethical code. Our stance on social issues is largely liberal, though our opinions paradoxically, and perhaps ignorantly, contradict themselves.

A Cacophony of Culinary Lunatics

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The very ingredient some rail against is the very ingredient others recommend, with equal passion and conviction, as the substitute for the thing they know to be the true source of all evil in the kitchen.

The Millennial Solution - Iraq's Peaceful End

Richard Fowler | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Richard Fowler

Our generation deserves a meaningful end to a baby-boomer/warmonger created conflict and that end must include rational conversation, not more boots on the ground. The only way to honor the lives of those that have fallen in Iraq is to forge a meaningful peace in the region.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

The Ownership Revolution

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

"There is a new movement that doesn't know it's a movement," said Todd Johnson, according to Marjorie Kelly in her book, Owning Our Future. In the cur...

The Media Should Stop Calling Tea Party Radicals "Conservative"

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Almost every day we are subjected to the lunacy of actual conservatives being attacked by radicals for not being "conservative" enough. Then, when the media reports on these attacks, it offers no challenge to their faulty premise.

The World Must Refresh Its Perspective on Women

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

The essence of radical perspective on women -- and this is not a perspective specific to the extremists of the Muslim world -- is based on an understanding which considers women to be deficient both religiously and mentally.