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Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam

Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam

Parvez Ahmed  04.28.2015
ISIS uses social media and the internet to attract disenfranchised youth searching for meaning. Their assertion that they are giving believers...
The Kingpin Strategy

The Kingpin Strategy

Andrew Cockburn  04.28.2015
As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary -- a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen -- the...
Is Islam Really the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas?

Is Islam Really the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas?

Dale Hansen  04.28.2015
Are quotations from a religious book really enough to indict an entire religion? With this in mind, listed here is a mix of verses from...

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey  04.27.2015
Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved...

Religion and the Politics of Fear

Kelly James Clark  04.26.2015
As fear increasingly constricts Christian love toward Muslims, we would do well to remind ourselves of the radical love of Jesus who insisted...
Here's What the Social Science Says About Countering Violent Extremism

Here's What the Social Science Says About Countering Violent Extremism

Scott Atran  04.25.2015
Unless we understand the powerful cultural forces behind the turn to violent extremism, we will fail to address the threat. When, as now,...
Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.  04.24.2015
Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an...

Glamor, Glitz, Terrorism, and Scandal

Connie Lawn  04.23.2015
This is the week of the White House Correspondents Dinner, which honors the president, the press corps, and thousands of hangers on.

Why Syria's Devout Oppose ISIS, as Told by a Cleric That Fled Their Rule

Michael Kaplan  04.23.2015
This February, we conducted a series of interviews in southern Turkey with those who have fled ISIS rule in Syria. In the city of Sanliurfa,...
A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

Tom Engelhardt  04.23.2015
Stretch anything far enough and it'll begin to tear, fragment, break apart. That, I suspect, may be a reasonable summary of what's been...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Dance Exhibition Celebrates 'Firsts' While Looking to the Future

Peter 'Souleo' Wright  04.23.2015
There was the body of a civil rights leader shot down, and rising from that tragedy would be the bodies of young and motivated African-American...
The New Sponsor of Terrorism:  Climate Change

The New Sponsor of Terrorism: Climate Change

Jon Soltz  04.22.2015
Today, on Earth Day, let's continue to protect ourselves, and ask our politicians to vote for policies that protect us. Included in that...