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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

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...

To Mourn Charlie Hebdo, Stop Making Excuses for Terrorism

01.10.2015
In summary, if our hearts truly bleed for the dead in Paris, then let's stop throwing out platitudes and flawed logical explanations for...

Prayer for Muslim-Jewish Relations

01.10.2015
We are two American religious communities in such pain from the outburst of extremist violence in France that we not only have forgotten...

Counter-Terrorism Kickstarter

01.10.2015
Silbi Kelly Stanton comes by her interest in counter-terrorism honestly. The daughter of both Irish Catholic and Protestant Irish descendants,...
Anonymous Vow to Avenge Hebdo Massacre: Real Threat or Bluster?

Anonymous Vow to Avenge Hebdo Massacre: Real Threat or Bluster?

01. 9.2015
It is tempting to feel that such vigilantism would be a just counterattack, assuming it is appropriately and proportionately measured....

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

01. 9.2015
Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most...

Charlie and Ahmed's New Year's Resolution: Together We Will Defeat Terrorism

01. 9.2015
We will not cave in to terror. We can all be Charlie and Ahmed, anywhere, anytime, any place. Let's raise our pencils and fight their way....

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/9/15

01. 9.2015
It's crisis to crisis this week; catch your breath by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Bavaria...
The Terrorists Win -- American Mainstream Media and the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> Tragedy

The Terrorists Win -- American Mainstream Media and the Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

01. 9.2015
Though this attack happened in France, there are few things considered to be more American than our right to our freedom of speech. By...
Interfaith Friendship Is the Boldest Way to Defy Extremists

Interfaith Friendship Is the Boldest Way to Defy Extremists

01. 9.2015
Given the news headlines week-in, week-out, interfaith and intercultural relations ought surely to be a priority. Yet we struggle to find...