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Who's Afraid of Islamic Fundamentalism?

Who's Afraid of Islamic Fundamentalism?

Michael Brenner  02.23.2015
Graeme Wood's article in The Atlantic last week charging that ISIL is the natural expression of Islam has created quite a stir. Overwrought...
The U.S. Government Is Making the Problem of Islamist Extremism Worse

The U.S. Government Is Making the Problem of Islamist Extremism Worse

Ivan Eland  02.23.2015
The government needs to put quiet law enforcement to work to catch the criminals that are attacking the United States instead of implicitly...
10 Reasons Why America Should Let Others Destroy ISIS and End Perpetual Military Involvement in Iraq

10 Reasons Why America Should Let Others Destroy ISIS and End Perpetual Military Involvement in Iraq

H. A. Goodman  02.23.2015
It makes little sense to continue with the same tactic of perpetual war, without any assurance of a better strategic outcome. To assume...
Somalian Extremists Urge Attacks On U.S. Shopping Malls

Somalian Extremists Urge Attacks On U.S. Shopping Malls

AP  02.22.2015
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls...
Calling ISIS Un-Islamic Is A Fact, Not An Excuse

Calling ISIS Un-Islamic Is A Fact, Not An Excuse

Qasim Rashid  02.22.2015
The current hypocritical and selective listening strategy that anti-Islam critics all too often use empowers ignorance and terrorism, not...

The Presidency and Moral Courage

Terry Newell  02.21.2015
Would it be easier for the president to hop aboard the "let's kill Islamic terrorists" bandwagon? Of course. It would be popular, understandable,...
How to Love Your Country

How to Love Your Country

Robert Brustein  02.20.2015
One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against...
Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Friday Talking Points -- GOP's Government Shutdown Showdown

Chris Weigant  02.20.2015
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of...

Obama Is Right About Islam and Terrorism, But Not for the Reasons You Think

Michael J. Parker  02.20.2015
It's not Obama's job to engage in some dinner table conversation about religion and violence. Rather, his rhetoric is part and parcel of...

To Win the War on Terror, We Must Win the War of Ideas

Lee H. Hamilton  02.20.2015
We should not forget the successes we've had in the fight against terror. At the same time, surveying the current landscape suggests that...
Unity Is Needed as Palestinians Wait

Unity Is Needed as Palestinians Wait

Daoud Kuttab  02.20.2015
The coming months might not see much outward change, but it would be the perfect time to resolve internal issues and be ready to present...

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen  02.19.2015
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon...

Atheism, Islam and Evil

Kelly James Clark  02.19.2015
If poverty, oppression, injustice, joblessness and hopelessness are the deeper causes of motivations to violence, ridding the world of...
The Scary World That Is Arabic Twitter

The Scary World That Is Arabic Twitter

Natasha Tynes  02.19.2015
The truth of the matter is while I continue to tweet prolifically, I'm terrified of Twitter. It is a scary world out there. I make sure...