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French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for ...

Egypt: President Sisi in a Crusader Fight with a Generation

Karim Lahidji | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Karim Lahidji

In order to address the regime's counterproductive measures leading to mass radicalization and instability, the international community must pressure President Sisi to immediately put an end to the ongoing human rights violations.

Being Critical of Islam Is Not Racism

Shawn Moksvold | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Shawn Moksvold

In a free society, often uncomfortable things must be said to opposing parties to effectively work out complex issues. But when someone attempts to criticize the beliefs of a religion (mostly Islam), the left will invariably attach that criticism to racism.

Counterterrorism Challenges: The Role of Technology

Michael B. Kraft | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Michael B. Kraft

By Yonah Alexander and Michael B. Kraft WASHINGTON--International terrorism is nothing new but the latest attacks from California to France illustrat...

Meet A Social Worker Combating Radicalization In Germany

HuffPost Germany | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.10.2015 | World

Last month's terrorist attacks in Paris have deepened anxieties in Germany, where fear about the potential radicalization of a growing number of youn...

Dear Media: Stop Using the Term 'Radicalized' Unless You Apply It to White Christian Extremists, Too

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred.

President Obama's Speech: How Can We Fight Terrorism If We're Confused About Its Causes?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

I found the president's words on terrorism and ideology confusing and frustrating. He rightly said that Muslim leaders must combat extremist ideology; but Muslim leaders, clerics and non-clerics have already been doing so for years, in mosques and in many other organizations.

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

CVE in the US: More Harm Than Good

James Zogby | Posted 07.25.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

While CVE is new, the idea of adopting programs and practices that may sound good but have no empirical justification, is tragically par for the course--especially when it comes to dealing Arabs and Muslims as threats to national security.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

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.

The Difficulty of Predicting ISIS and Al Qaeda 'Stay and Act in Place' Attacks

Anne Speckhard | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

The speed by which today's terrorists radicalize into extremist mindsets and take lethal action is mind-boggling and presents a nightmare for today's security officials.

Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

ISIS uses social media and the internet to attract disenfranchised youth searching for meaning. Their assertion that they are giving believers a chance to earn Jannah is tantalizing to some. Mere condemnation of the ISIS ideology is not enough.

The Shortcut to Deradicalization Is the Long Road

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas military force is selectively necessary to destroy irredeemably ruthless and bloodthirsty organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), to neutralize violent extremism in the long-term, no amount of military muscle will suffice.

Campaign For A 'French Islam' Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Bryant | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion

LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates an evening lecture. The subject...

The Inconvenient Truth About ISIS

Qasim Rashid | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Qasim Rashid

How did a rogue band of radicals with such a destructive ideology appear so suddenly and gain such influence in such a rapid timeframe? The answer is an inconvenient truth -- but it is one we must accept. ISIS exists due to both unjust Western imperialism, and unjust Muslim majority governments. To stop ISIS requires reversing this trend.

National Security, Values and the Terrorist Threat: Lessons From the 9/11 and French Attacks

Donald Kerwin | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Donald Kerwin

An integration framework has the merit of highlighting the social alienation and disenfranchisement of certain youth, and the need for intervention well before radicalization occurs. It points to the need for instilling a sense of community, values and belonging into youth who are desperate for meaning in their lives and are at risk of finding it in all the wrong places

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

As I ring in a new year I commit to continuing to listen, to act, to learn, and to speak. I implore you to join me. Stand up, stand with, walk alongside, and speak up. It is not going to be easy, but together we can change the world.

An Open Letter to Tarek Fatah: Can You Sit This One Out?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

As Canada's very own fake-outrage machine, most of us ignore your statements or shake our heads at them in disgust. This particular post, however, didn't sit right with me, and I felt I had to respond.

Radicalization: An Urgent Threat That Needs Washington's Attention

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
David Oualaalou

Currently, the United States does not understand why and how the process of radicalization evolves, and who is being radicalized and why.

Preventing Jihadi Johns & Saving Future James Foleys: Research on Combatting Homegrown Terrorism & Radicalization

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

New research finds that potential terrorists cannot be identified using a single socio-economic profile. Similarly, at the individual level, homegrown terrorists are not driven by just one or even a prevalent set of motivations.

Australia Announces $60M To Fight Radicalization

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Tuesday it will spend 64 million Australian dollars ($60 million) on measures to counter v...

The Global Trust Gap Driving Radicalization and Recruitment

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

A new acronym is haunting the media: ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Levant). And to be honest I would not have been able to decipher it myself some w...

Branding Terrorism for What It Really Is

Matt Freear | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Matt Freear

Al Qaeda might have been "decimated" yet our fear of terrorism remains a specter that haunts our way of life, hindering our Constitution and foreign policy. We still allow easy cliches, propaganda and generalizations to decide our actions and obscure a way forward.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?