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Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Je suis Disappointed

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

Je suis disappointed. Trés disappointed. Where are the solidarity avatars? Fires, set by terror arsonists, are burning all over Israel causing great...

Taking On Militants: A Fight For The Soul Of Pakistan

James Dorsey | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level governme...

Fighting Militants in Pakistan: Who Is In Charge?

James Dorsey | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

By James M Dorsey A lethal attack on a Pakistani police academy in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, highlights the country's power stru...

Suspected Chelsea Bomber Allegedly Attacked Family In 2014

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.28.2016 | Crime

Ahmad Khan Rahami unleashed his fury on those closest to him ― his family ― long before he allegedly planted a string of bombs in New Jersey and N...

Obama Vetoes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama vetoed legislation on Friday that lets the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the...

Why We Don't Label ISIS 'Radical Islam'

John A. Tures | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

ISIS takes credit for any terror attack, and folks who would flunk a test on Middle East politics are quick to claim they are ISIS loyalists, to make themselves feel bigger than they really are.

France Arrests 15-Year-Old Boy Over 'Imminent' Attack

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home

PARIS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Paris suspected of preparing imminent “violent action,” two judicial sources sai...

#NeverForget 9/11: Answer The Call To Choose Hope Over Fear

Christine Pelosi | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We must remember where we were those first few moments and ask where we want to go now -- as a people, as a society, as a country.

'We're At War': Newly Released Notes Detail Bush's Response To 9/11 Aboard Air Force One

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 - The notes are handwritten on a legal pad and provide a verbatim account of the shock, pain and grim determination aboard Air For...

German Minister Says Trump Ignored Facts With Dig At Merkel's Refugee Policy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ignored the facts with his assertion that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’...

Hillary Clinton Should Get An Award For Founding ISIS, Donald Trump Says

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton the founder of a terrorist group on Wednesday during a nonsensical speech about how America is in shambles. Speaki...

France Church Attacker Had Tried To Reach Syria And Was Detained

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home

PARIS, July 26 (Reuters) - One of the two knife-wielding men who attacked a church in France on Tuesday has been named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, w...

From Ripples Come Tsunamis

David Sable | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
David Sable

A few short weeks ago, I--along with thousands of others--walked blithely along the beachside promenade of La Croisette in Cannes, France, which is on...

What We Know About The Victims Of The Attack In Nice

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home

A festive Bastille Day celebration turned into horror and heartbreak as at least 84 people were killed after a large truck plowed through a crowd in N...

Terrorism Targets Police Officers And Black Lives Matter

John A. Tures | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The Black Lives Matter group, they deserve our respect. At least two of the protesters were shot by this terrorist, who sniped them along with the cops. Bullets flew at both. It's no wonder that Black Lives Matter condemned the attack. They were targeted as well.

Terror in the Present and the Past

Alice O'Leary Randall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Alice O'Leary Randall

Learning history will not solve the world's problems and despair is an appropriate response to recent events but it must be a temporary response. We must place our own time in context with others because that is how we advance, that is how things get better. There will always be terror that darkens our days but there is always light and nothing casts a brighter light than knowledge.

Turkish Police Raid ISIS Safe Houses, Detain 22 Islamic State Suspects As Death Toll Climbs

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL -- Turkish police have detained 22 Islamic State suspects in the wake of Tuesday’s triple suicide bombing at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, acco...

How Erdogan Enabled ISIS To Attack The Turks

John A. Tures | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
John A. Tures

The world stands with the Turks in the wake of the terrible attacks on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. But we don't stand with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose obsession with destroying the Kurds politically enabled ISIS to kill Turks over the past few months, as well as last night.

3 Things Religious Leaders Can Do In The Wake Of The Massacre In Orlando

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

Reflecting on the terrorist attack on Pulse in Orlando, columnist Bruce Bower notes that the events "'shocked' some politicians. 'Who would have expec...

My Child's World Scares Me

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Dana Ellis Hunnes

I have a toddler. When I look at him, and peer into his innocent brown eyes I see good, I see happy, I see naivete, and I see hope; hope that the ills and evils of our world will somehow be fixed.

Mother Emanuel’s New Pastor On Charleston Massacre One Year Later

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Black Voices

The grief brought on by the death of 49 victims in Orlando, Florida on Sunday is grueling, and, sadly, Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark of the Emanuel Africa...

Inaction Cannot Be An Option

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.

Jerusalem Fans Cheer on Terror Survivor who Proposes During Halftime

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Good News
Anav Silverman

In front of thousands of basketball fans attending the Israeli Final Four semi-finals game between Hapoel Jerusalem and Hapoel Eilat on Monday, Asael ...

Should Terror Suspects Still Have Access To Guns, After The Orlando Tragedy?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Even though more than 80 percent of Americans support this legislation, opponents have blocked these amendments. Their own plan on terror suspects and guns would have made it harder to stop the Orlando shooter.