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Syrian Refugees Are Not a Risk to America

Kelly James Clark | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

I want to commend compassion's call to open our doors more widely to our suffering Syrian brothers and sisters, all the while conceding that compassion is by its very nature risky. Yet admitting Syrian refugees is not much of a risk at all.

Farewell To Leila Alaoui, A Victim Of The Burkina Faso Attack

Malcolm Harris | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

As I type this, with trembling hands and tears in my eyes, I know that this is not the way Leila would want any of us to remember her. She would only want us to remember her in the way she lived -- adventurously, curiously and wholeheartedly.

Muslim Women and the Militant Atheists

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

It seems it is not only the far right that seizes the opportunity of every calamity that befalls us and every terrorist attack to unleash their exclusionary and hateful rhetoric towards Islam and Muslims. Self-proclaimed enlightened liberals do too.

Are You Stereotyping All Muslims?

Terri Britt | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terri Britt

In this age of terrorism, where does your mind go when you see someone who looks like a Muslim? Have you noticed how your body shifts? Do you find you...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

'A Decent Bomber' -- Alexander McNabb's Irish Thriller

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.

Why America must not forget: Islam and American Idealism

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Stephen Balkaran

Recent terrorist attacks have left many Americans embracing the philosophical dilemma of Islamic phobia, not only we have labeled a faith that preache...

Why White Men Are "Gunmen" and Muslim Men Are "Terrorists"

Craig Considine | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Craig Considine

Words like "terrorist" and "terrorism" are used by media as propaganda terms to manufacture anti-Muslim sentiment, which in turn "justifies" worldwide military adventures to dominate other countries.

The Solution to Radicalization Begins at Home

Kelly James Clark | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

Making them feel at home does not imply that they need to become just like us. We are a culturally pluralistic society, one which values (at least in principle) difference. We need to embrace unity and diversity.

She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Sara El-Yafi

So, for what it's worth, I apologize to this man. And I apologize to all men and women who endure any type of fear-based, awful, oppressive discrimination based on their faith. We have got a long way to go before we make everyone feel safe in our world.

Everything To Fear Including Fear Itself

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 11.24.2015 | World
Allen Schmertzler

For everyone that boldly states we must not give in to terrorists by living in fear, I agree. For every person that continues to move about in locations that draw crowds seeking leisure, companionship, and community with intent to stretch their middle finger in defiance to terror I applaud.

Do Not Let The Terrorists Win

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Gleb Tsipursky

Let us set aside our emotional desire for revenge, however difficult, and take the hard road that will achieve our long-term goals.

Ex-Drone Operator Says Program Kills The Wrong People

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. drone operators and technicians spoke out on Thursday about the extensive problems with the Obama administration's lethal p...

Beyonce, Taylor Swift And Other Celebs Send Prayers To Paris

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment

The deadly attacks in Paris on Friday left the world saddened, angry and confused. More than 120 people died and an outpouring of grief went out ...

It's No Longer Just Charlie, It's Dozens of Parisians Killed Tonight

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

The wounds are not yet closed, and my heart is bleeding again. All my family and friends in Paris are safe. Not everybody can say that tonight.

Headlines, the TSA, the Scientist and Me

Paula Gordon | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Contrary to the scare headlines, the TSA's SPOT method is working and there's data* to support that conclusion. Whence the headlines? The tests of TSA's effectiveness were themselves ineffective. Dr. Ekman elaborated.

Stabbing at Gay Parade Shows Flaws in Netanyahu's Security for Israelis

John A. Tures | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

He was let out early, before the parade, serving a fraction of the time Palestinians are sentenced for attempted murder. He even publicized his intentions before the parade. It makes you wonder about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the safety and security of all Israelis.

The Weekly Shooting Cycle

Eric Kasum | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.

Friday Talking Points -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the man we're going to call "Jeb! Bush!" finally officially announcing his own candidacy.

Boston Men Involved In Terror Probe Allegedly Planned To Behead Cop

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.03.2015 | Crime

A Massachusetts man fatally shot Tuesday by police was allegedly plotting with another man taken into custody to behead a police officer. Law enfor...

Ali Watkins

'There's Not A Failsafe' If NSA Programs Expire, Administration Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The National Security Agency will begin shutting down its massive bulk data collection systems one minute before Congress is scheduled...

Soccer Fields: A Waystation en Route to the Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
James Dorsey

One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State's executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for soccer and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.

Terrorist Labels, Terrorist Sitcoms

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Watch the first episode of The Final Edition's new Jihadistan-based sitcom, "Secret Diaries of a Terrorist."

Be Unafraid

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Byrd

In the Danish capitol, parents regularly leave their children in strollers on the sidewalk and go inside to shop. Thousands of bicycles sit out on the street at night with nothing more than a wheel lock. It's not that there's nothing to fear. The Danes simply refuse to be afraid.

How Do We Describe People Who Commit Violence and Their Victims?

Steven Ramey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Religion
Steven Ramey

The murder victims in Chapel Hill have been described as students, family members, Muslims, and Syrian, and the accused murderer as an atheist, anti-theist, white male, and terrorist.