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How Not to React to <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>

How Not to React to Charlie Hebdo

01.12.2015
Much has been written since the tragedy. Here, I only wish to address and respond to two extreme reactions to it.
Charlie Would Have Laughed

Charlie Would Have Laughed

01.12.2015
It struck me as a good argument. We were talking about poetry. We were talking and laughing about poetry and irony, and the woman had silenced...
Will the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Kill Intelligence Reform in the United States?

Will the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Kill Intelligence Reform in the United States?

01.12.2015
Just as the gruesome beheadings in Syria rallied a once war-weary public to support the deployment of US troops in both Iraq and Syria,...

Ending Radicalization and Extremism

01.12.2015
Anti-religious people and Islamaphobes are using this as an opportunity to make their point that all religion is bad, or in particular,...
Europe in the Wake of the Paris Terrorism

Europe in the Wake of the Paris Terrorism

01.12.2015
When I see the photo of all the people gathered in Paris holding their "Je suis Charlie" signs, I feel that it's going to be ok. There...

Marchons! Marchons! For Liberty and Remembrance

01.12.2015
Three million ordinary people turning out to express their support and solidarity with the survivors and the victims in an attack on a...

Deaths in Paris: Separating Fact from Fiction

01.12.2015
The jihadist assaults in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket as well as two French police officers have...

How Terror Loses and Humanity Wins

01.12.2015
Until America deals with the fundamental issue of the corporate takeover of the U.S. government, there is no reason to think that the driving...
Freedom of Expression Is Not Unlimited

Freedom of Expression Is Not Unlimited

01.11.2015
Freedom of expression does not mean that anyone has the right to be heard at any time and in any forum, no matter what. There are times...
Holder: No 'Credible Information' To Determine Responsibility For Paris Attacks

Holder: No 'Credible Information' To Determine Responsibility For Paris Attacks

Samantha Lachman  01.11.2015
Attorney General Eric Holder avoided naming a specific terrorist organization as responsible for last week's attacks in Paris during a...
To Stop Al Qaeda We Must Change the Way We React to Its Attacks

To Stop Al Qaeda We Must Change the Way We React to Its Attacks

01.11.2015
As a journalist who covered extremism across the world since the 9/11 attacks, I fear the reaction to al Qaeda attacks more than the attacks...
Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup

01.11.2015
This week all eyes were on Paris as the murderous shooting at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which left 12 dead,...
The Attack On <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> Was A Symbolic Tragedy So Quit Trying To Change The Subject

The Attack On Charlie Hebdo Was A Symbolic Tragedy So Quit Trying To Change The Subject

01.10.2015
We must recognize the value that comes from pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable, of breaking taboos, of standing up to thugs....

Terrorists' Web of Hate Extends Far Beyond France

01.10.2015
Among the extremist connections to terrorist brothers Cheriff, 32 and Said Kouachi, 34 are fellow radical French Algerians as well as those...