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Religion Is Not to Blame

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

To say that religion is divisive is to attempt no analysis of the problems at hand. It is to stop at the surface making no effort to dig deeper for the underlying problems seething underneath.

There Have Been At Least 100 Attacks On Black Churches Since 1956

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past two weeks, six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri have been the target of arsonists. The doors of each church have be...

Who's Behind the Situation in Israel?

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Dr. Michael Laitman

Perhaps there are practical reasons playing their part behind the scenes, but when viewed from a broader perspective that is based on Israel's ancient sources, the terror unfolding in the state of Israel is a direct result of neglecting the relationships between us--the people of Israel.

Brother Of A Lockerbie Victim Could Finally See Justice

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.16.2015 | Crime

When Scottish authorities announced on Thursday that they had identified two new suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the news had speci...

Praying for Israel During Troubled Times

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I share here a few statements made by national Jewish organizations during these last few days, and ask us all to stay tuned in, to pray for peace, for safety, for life for Israelis and Palestinians. I ask you to take action how you see fit to save lives, to speak love, to share your dreams for and take steps to recreate the world as you believe it should be.

12 Terrifying Ghost Stories You Shouldn't Read Alone

Mandatory | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it's tough not to get freaked out when you're alone and you hear something bump in the night or even hear a voic...

Several In Aborted Moscow Bombing Plot Were Trained By ISIS, Police Say

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A group of Russians arrested with a bomb were preparing to attack Moscow's public transport system and included people trai...

Russia Responds To U.S. Criticism By Recalling Post-9/11 Support

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russia strongly rebuffed U.S. criticism of its air strikes in Syria on Tuesday, reminding Washington how it had supported th...

To Fight the Islamic State, We Need to Get Down to Root Causes

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

It has become common-place to speak of the need to tackle the root causes that make ISIS one of the most brutal insurgent groups in recent history, attractive to disaffected youth across the globe. Translating that notion into policy, however, is proving difficult.

DOMESTIC TERRORISM: Someone Is Shooting At Cars On A Phoenix Highway

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

The number of possible vehicle shootings along a stretch of freeway in Phoenix has jumped to nine over the last 10 days, the head of Arizona’s state...

An American Family Saved Their Son From Joining ISIS, But He Might Go To Prison

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic S...

A Remarkable Silence -- Taking a Look in the Mirror

Shahar Azani | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

In mid-August, an American Jewish singer, Matisyahu, was due to perform at Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain.

OOPS: 'Arabic Terror Threat' Was Actually A Hebrew Welcome Sign

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

Residents in the small Louisiana community of Gardner contacted both the local sheriff's department and the media to report signs they believed may ha...

My Week Sunbathing in Terror-Torn Tunisia and How We Demonise Terror Victims

Rich Hawkins | Posted 08.23.2016 | Media
Rich Hawkins

Terrorism takes away innocent lives and destroys families, and no amount of writing can bring those things back. With that said, there is a group of victims we can help, and they are the too often ignored communities who fall victim by association.

France Says Thalys Gunman Premeditated Attack

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

PARIS, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor said on Tuesday that a man overpowered by passengers on a train between Amsterdam and Paris last week h...

Militant Soccer Fans Claim Responsibility for Cairo Bombing

James Dorsey | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
James Dorsey

A shadowy group of militant soccer fans that has largely lied low since it participated in mass anti-government protests in 2013 that led to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has claimed responsibility for a car bomb near a Cairo security building that injured at least six policemen.

The Lafayette Theater Shooter Was Another Domestic Terrorist

John A. Tures | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

A Fox News host speculated the Lafayette Theater shooter was a member of ISIS at first. The 700 Club said that they were "searching for answers" and merely described the shooter as a "drifter." But Houser was no ordinary drifter.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Director Still Unsure If White Supremacist's Charleston Attack Was Terrorism | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he's still not sure whether the killings of nine African-Americans inside a church in South Carol...

Countering Political Violence: Tackle the Root Causes

James Dorsey | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
James Dorsey

European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country's structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars.

No Season of Jubilee

Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sylvia Rhue, Ph.D.

Mother Emanuel AME Church, famous for being the Church of Denmark Vesey, and one of the oldest churches in South Carolina, is now infamous for the Peculiar Institution of racially motivated hate crimes. Nine souls murdered for the eternal crime of being Black.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Summer Camps

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Joshua Gleis

Regrettably, too many camp administrators are passing off concerns of parents as overreactions, claiming that there is nothing that can really be done in such wide-open environments. Others recognize the threat but are misallocating their limited resources.

When Blood Spills Over the Bardo's Works of Art

Sana Bouagila Abdelkefi | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Sana Bouagila Abdelkefi

This extraordinary cradle of culture, which traces the country's history back several millennia through a wide variety of major works of art, became the scene of a deadly attack.