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Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil  05. 9.2015
A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this...

The Difficulty of Predicting ISIS and Al Qaeda 'Stay and Act in Place' Attacks

Anne Speckhard  05. 8.2015
The speed by which today's terrorists radicalize into extremist mindsets and take lethal action is mind-boggling and presents a nightmare...
Central African Nation Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Full-Face Veils

Central African Nation Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Full-Face Veils

Religion News Service  05. 5.2015
(RNS) Congo-Brazzaville, a Central African nation, has banned women from wearing a full-face veil in public, saying it wanted to prevent...
In America Hate Speech Rightly Is Free Speech

In America Hate Speech Rightly Is Free Speech

Brian Levin, J.D.  05. 4.2015
As thoroughly disgusting and hurtful as I may find Pamela Geller's views to be, she is totally correct that neither governments nor bullets...

The Mass Torture of Obama's Drone Strikes

Ayobami Olugbemiga  05. 4.2015
Leon Trotsky once said: "you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Unfortunately, that is true for the two innocent...

Warren Weinstein and the Truth About the Drone Wars

Daniel R. DePetris  05. 1.2015
The accidental killing of Warren Weinstein is nothing short of a painful, but unfortunately unavoidable, consequence of the drone wars....

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Four Years After Bin Laden

Abdullah Sharif  05. 1.2015
It is appropriate to remember that we, the US, supported individuals like Osama Bin Laden and others in the waning years of the cold war....
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?

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...