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Terrorist Attacks

How Should You Respond To World Tragedies?

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

At least 84 people are dead after a man in a truck plowed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, on Thursday. The past few weeks have been so inundated with news like this that it's easy to ask yourself "how should I react?"

ISIS Is at War With Its 'Other' -- Turkey's Secular Democracy

Behlül Özkan | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Behlül Özkan

ISTANBUL -- ISIS is attacking Kurds, secular groups, leftists and now the general public. Its aim is to destroy the secular republic, which is the "other" to its caliphate.

Orlando And The Future Of Terrorism

John Feffer | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the recent tragedy that left 49 dead at a gay bar in Orlando. The shooter, Omar Mateen, declared his ...

Orlando's Game-Changing Lesson: See A Gun, Think Terrorism

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

The attack in Orlando is a game changer for how to address the guns issue. The massacre exposed a vulnerable U. S. national security flank which the ...

I Survived a Terrorist Attack And The Terrorist Wasn't Muslim

MuslimGirl | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion

Michelle, a dance teacher at the Mesa Arts Center, gently patted one of our students' arms, which was hurt because a boy had pulled it. I looked pointedly in his direction, scrunching my eyebrows sternly at him for deliberately hurting his classmate.

Beyond Brussels: A Reflection

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So. Another city bombed. What do we do now? Terrorists would not be terrorists if they warned everyone beforehand of their targets. There is nothing ...

Why This Travel Lover Isn't Going To Europe Anytime Soon

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty

In the relative safety of my Los Angeles home, I awoke to the news of the terrorist bombings in Brussels and immediately readied myself for the usual ...

Twitter Turns #StopIslam Into Forum To School Islamophobes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.23.2016 | Good News

Following Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and left about 260 people injured, people across the Internet banded...

Two Months After the Attacks, Paris Stays Silent

Oscar G. Lopez | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Oscar G. Lopez

It seems that for the bars and restaurants of Paris, life is back to normal: young Parisians congregate at the terraces, smoking, drinking and laughing. Even near Le Carillon and the Bataclan. But the French government, it seems, has given in to the fear.

It's Time for Washington to Get Out of Bed With the Wahhabists Saudis

Sharon Premoli | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Sharon Premoli

Terrorism will never be defeated if it continues to be supported by Wahhabists who speak with forked tongue and who share absolutely nothing in common with us. They and their American enablers are the problem.

Don't Let Fear Lead Us to Repeat the Mistakes of Guantanamo!

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

As we face a terrorist threat from a new source, now is the time for the American people to remind both President Obama and all the candidates for the next election to reject Guantanamo as an answer. The politicians must not revert to a process that went terribly wrong by again sending terrorists and alleged terrorists to Guantanamo.

How to Pray for Paris

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Saw it coming. Both the carnage and the backlash that followed. Couldn't be avoided. Newton knew it. Wrote a law that explains it very simply: "For ...

Do Not Let Terror Win

Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D.

My heart cries for Paris tonight, it also cries for Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and every place in the world where hatemongers attempt to strip us of our humanity and pit us against each other.

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In sum, we, the people, are ever less in control of anything. The police are increasingly not "ours," nor are the NSA and its colleague outfits "our" intelligence agencies, nor are the wars we are fighting "our" wars, nor the elections in which we vote "our" elections.

9/11 Defendant Claims Ongoing Injuries From CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Walter Ruiz, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi's lawyer and a former Navy commander, told the court that Hawsawi's treatment needs stem from injuries he sustained under U.S.-sponsored torture. Ruiz wants to interview his client's doctors to learn more about the "ongoing bleeding" and "colorectal issues that stem from his time in captivity...."

9/11 Defendants Claim Military Commission Translator Assisted CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It didn't take long for the Guantanamo military commission in the 9/11 case to stumble again -- this time when two of the accused co-conspirators said they recognized a translator in the courtroom from their time in a CIA black site.

Sometimes It's Hard to Be a Jew

Linda S. Haase | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion
Linda S. Haase

That metal taste in my mouth is back, a nauseating combination of rage, shame and fear. It's been years since I have tasted it -- perhaps not since the last time someone drew a swastika on the whiteboard hanging on my dorm room door.

Did Religious Profiling Allow Paris Terrorists to Proceed Undetected?

Sahar Aziz | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Sahar Aziz

As they enlarge the blanket scrutiny of Muslims without individualized suspicion, French law enforcement is more likely to waste resources investigating innocent people. Meanwhile, the guilty have more opportunity to plot undetected.

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Time Is Running Out on a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Robert K. Lifton

There is very small window of opportunity left to stop the Israeli nationalist momentum and create the conditions for a regional negotiation that has some chance of success. It will take a major effort to alert the Israeli public that unless they act quickly the two-state solution will be off the table, even though most of them say they want it.

Terrorist Attacks Jump Worldwide

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

By Peter Apps WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The number of people killed in militant attacks worldwide jumped more than 60 percent las...

Dedicated to the Employees of Malaysia Airlines

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As a veteran Pan Am flight attendant from 1965 to 1986, and a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for the past 27 years, I feel compelled to reach out t...

Countering a Culture of Fear

Roraima A. Andriani | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Roraima A. Andriani

The terrorist attacks perpetrated in Boston, London, Mumbai, Nairobi and New York, and the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, have all been amplified by communication. The fear of crime is becoming almost as pervasive and harmful as crime itself.

NYC Company Exploits 9/11 To Sell Concert Cruise Tickets

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business

Add this to the list of shameless attempts to exploit 9/11. A company that sails concert cruises around New York Harbor, including past the World T...

The Syrian Conundrum: The Growing Threat of Returning Jihadi Fighters

Wolfgang Petritsch | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Wolfgang Petritsch

With Assad's armed forces seemingly on the verge of military victory over the rebels, it is important to ask what will happen to the ever-increasing influx of jihadi fighters, from both Islamic countries and the West alike, once the rebel defeat is obvious.