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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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslim Americans Amp Up Anti-Radicalization Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Muslims in the United States have grappled with the consequences of extremism since Sept. 11, 2001, when the actions of 19 men affiliate...

Pushing Past the 'Grey Area' on Homegrown Radicalization

Peter Henne | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

The time has come to seriously consider (1) the relationship between radical beliefs and behaviors, (2) trajectories of violent and non-violent radicalization, and (3) the radicalization process across the ideological spectrum.

Muslims Combating Anti-Semitism

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

"Anti-Semitism is everyone's problem. The moderate Muslims don't understand that after the radical Muslims finish with the Christians, Bahai, and Jews, they will come after them. The minute we stop fighting for each other, we lose our humanity."

Tsarnaevs, Mass Murders And Radicalization

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Given the lack of any pattern in radicalization, both law enforcement and community leaders face a very difficult task as to how they go about unearthing violence-prone radicals. As a free society, we will have to manage such threats without veering away from our constitutional principles.

Learning From Bin Laden's Death

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Are we safer now than we were before the launch of our massive counterterrorism effort?

Confronting Neo-Nazi And Skinhead Fanaticism In Northern Europe?

Kemal Argon | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

This kind of interfaith work might be compared to throwing a small stone into a pond: there is usually not a big splash but the ripples slowly proceed everywhere, bringing their important message.

Frankfurt Airport Shooter Enraged By Film 'Redacted' The Night Before Attack

AP | By CLAUDIA ISABEL RITTEL | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

FRANKFURT, Germany -- A man on trial for killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport harbored anti-American feelings and spoke of violence about a ye...

A Dark Day For America

Rabbi Gerald Serotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Gerald Serotta

King's hearings lead our country down a dark and dangerous path of demonization that threatens all of what America stands for, that which has uniquely allowed us to thrive as a minority here.

Law Enforcement And Muslim Communities In LA: A Lesson For Rep. King?

Mary Slosson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mary Slosson

The unit consists of seven members, not all Muslim, doing everything from internal education within the LAPD about Islam and Muslim culture to community education on issues like domestic violence and hate crimes.

King Hearings Are Inconsistent With First Amendment Values

Kate Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Martin

Consistent with First Amendment values, congressional committees should not use their government power to target individuals or communities based on their religious beliefs.

Open Letter To Congressman Peter King

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While terrorism and violence in all forms are threats to American national security, singling out any one community for inquiry is not only a failed approach to policy, but it is un-American.