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Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

Soccer Fan Support for the Islamic State: Protest or a New Generation of Jihadists?

10. 4.2014
At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that...
How A Self-Described 'Blonde Tattooed Texas Girl' Became An ISIS Twitter Star

How A Self-Described 'Blonde Tattooed Texas Girl' Became An ISIS Twitter Star

Carol Kuruvilla  10. 3.2014
Last week, a single tweet took Jennifer Williams -- an unassuming "blonde tattooed Texas girl" -- from relative obscurity to Twitter stardom....

John Oliver And Bill O'Reilly: A Study In Two Very Different Views Of Obama

10. 3.2014
One of these guys is very wrong, and neither one delivered any real context to their analyses. Each view is a kind of cartoony boardwalk...
Did the ISIS Beheadings Change American Attitudes Toward Islam?

Did the ISIS Beheadings Change American Attitudes Toward Islam?

10. 3.2014
When ISIS started beheading Americans, did it change public attitudes in the Middle East in general, and Islam in particular? Recent polls...

The Cancer of Violent Extremism

10. 2.2014
We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further...
Pulitzer Prize Winner Lawrence Wright: Jihadist Groups Are ‘Proxy Armies'

Pulitzer Prize Winner Lawrence Wright: Jihadist Groups Are ‘Proxy Armies'

Rahel Gebreyes  10. 2.2014
With gruesome videos from the Islamic State and reports of new al-Qaeda cells popping up in Syria and areas in South Asia, there has been...
Islamist Terror Group Recruits Members With $50 And A Cell Phone, Study Finds

Islamist Terror Group Recruits Members With $50 And A Cell Phone, Study Finds

Nick Robins-Early  10. 2.2014
The typical terrorist in Somalia was recruited when he was young, poor and afraid. In some cases, he just wanted $50 and a cell phone. These...
Can You Catch It From a Caliph?  Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

10. 2.2014
Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2)...
Barack Obama and the Will to Fight

Barack Obama and the Will to Fight

10. 2.2014
President Obama is no less committed to military action than any of his predecessors. He might personally have a less gung-ho disposition...
White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

10. 1.2014
While the threat of ISIL is real, Muslims in America should not collectively pay the price every time an individual or group engages in...

ISIS as First U.S.Intifada

10. 1.2014
We have treated Afghanistan and Iraq much the way Israel has treated the West Bank and Gaza, and now, like Israel, we are reaping not...
A Cop Killing and a Beheading: How Fox News Picks and Chooses Its 'Terrorism' Targets

A Cop Killing and a Beheading: How Fox News Picks and Chooses Its 'Terrorism' Targets

09.30.2014
On Fox News a Muslim who killed a co-worker in Oklahoma and who remains in police custody represents a much bigger story than a suspected...
How Climate Change Helped ISIS

How Climate Change Helped ISIS

09.29.2014
Images of black-clad ISIS fighters brandishing weapons from atop tanks are easy to recognize, but the link between Syria's drought and...

Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is Thin

09.29.2014
This atrocious behavior on the most important function that the nation's founders gave Congress -- taking the nation to war -- is typical...