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Obama Defends Counterterrorism Strategy And Drone Strikes In Yemen

Obama Defends Counterterrorism Strategy And Drone Strikes In Yemen

AP  01.25.2015
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, saying efforts to root out...
Survivor of 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre 'Very Happy Obama Didn't Come to Paris'

Survivor of 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre 'Very Happy Obama Didn't Come to Paris'

Jonathan Schwarz  01.25.2015
In a new interview Laurent Léger, investigations editor of Charlie Hebdo and a survivor of the January 7th assault on the magazine's Paris...
Diffused Congruence Podcast: Comedian Azhar Usman Gets Serious

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Comedian Azhar Usman Gets Serious

Zaki Hasan  01.24.2015
For the first episode of 2015, we're joined by stand-up comedian Azhar Usman -- "America's Funniest Muslim" -- for a wide-ranging, free-form...
Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Daniel R. DePetris  01.23.2015
Republican lawmakers are exploiting the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in order to strengthen their argument that Washington is still...
Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera

Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera

Sunil Adam  01.23.2015
President Obama will be in India for a three-day visit starting Sunday, searching for that elusive foreign policy triumph to consolidate...
Rev. Jim Wallis: God's Take On Terrorism

Rev. Jim Wallis: God's Take On Terrorism

Carol Kuruvilla  01.23.2015
The world has seen a surge of religious violence in recent years -- from the recent attacks on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie...
Egyptian President: Muslims Need To Reform Their Religious Discourse

Egyptian President: Muslims Need To Reform Their Religious Discourse

Kathleen Miles  01.22.2015
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said Thursday that Muslims need to adapt their religious discourse to the present and eliminate...
Blasphemy After the Cross

Blasphemy After the Cross

Rev. Kenneth Tanner  01.22.2015
The slain cartoonists and journalists had nothing coming to them, deserved nothing from those who love God but our love. We might not read...
More and War: The Tao of Washington

More and War: The Tao of Washington

Tom Engelhardt  01.22.2015
In the wake of the 2014 midterm elections, the capital is said to be a big government town being taken over by smaller government types...

State of the Union/States of Fear

Paul Stoller  01.22.2015
For this cultural critic, it is interesting to consider what was left unsaid during SOTU's repartee of call and response. Here are a few...

The Salience of Islam in Terrorism

Paul Heroux  01.21.2015
Terrorism, no matter who it is perpetrated by, is an act of violence done for political reasons. There may also be a religious component,...
Can America Finally Support a Courageous Ally in the Middle East?

Can America Finally Support a Courageous Ally in the Middle East?

Judith Barnett  01.21.2015
If the only Arab leader has the vision and presence to call upon the religious leaders of Islam to do all in their power to stop the current...
Joint Responsibility for Freedom of Expression Worldwide

Joint Responsibility for Freedom of Expression Worldwide

Daoud Kuttab  01.21.2015
The events of last week in France were truly tragic and required a major response. But now that the world has spoken in support of freedom...