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Conflicting Views of Islam Spill onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
James Dorsey

When Sarah Samir stepped this week on to an Egyptian soccer pitch to referee a men's match, she joined a small band of Arab women referees staking out their right to be involved in the sport on par with men.

Were the Murders at Charlie Hebdo Really About Islam?

James Zogby | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
James Zogby

The simple truth is that murderers and presidents, and governments and groups may use the evocative power of religious language to justify their behavior. The problem is not in the language or the religion. The problem is with those who abuse it for their evil ends.

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

Defending Prophet Muhammad but Through the Pen Instead

Ahmed Khan | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Ahmed Khan

When these gunmen and others like them take innocent lives, no matter who they are, because of mere mockery against the Prophet, then they should know that his example was different.

Je suis Charlie

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
Sidonie Sawyer

Twenty five years later, I am still in the U.S. I return each summer to the city that I love. I still feel the frustration in Parisians souls. People are scared, people are fed up. Yes, it is a beautiful city and will always be.

Anna Almendrala

How Fear Of Terrorism May Put You At Risk Of Long-Term Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Terrorist attacks like the one in Paris this Wednesday can create a climate of national anxiety -- and such a climate may come with health risks that ...

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Charlie Hebdo Killings

Sony Pictures: How Not to Handle a Crisis

Ira Kalb | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Ira Kalb

To mitigate the damage and restore confidence, Sony Pictures executives need to develop a plan so this is unlikely to reoccur. While this is easier said than done, IT solutions are available to thwart hackers.

School Shootings by Terrorists Fail to Achieve Their Political Goals

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.

Cheney: Wrong on Iraq, Right on Torture?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was surprisingly persuasive in an emotionally charged Meet the Press appearance Sunday morning. All those Howar...

Congress Tells Us What Academics Already Know About Torture: It Doesn't Work

John A. Tures | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

The U.S. Senate just issued a report that said torture doesn't work. It confirmed a mountain of research from academics over the years that reached the same conclusion.

Jerusalem Mourns: Four Murdered Rabbis, Four Funerals

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning all lived on the same street.

Will ISIS Beheadings Change American Views on Islam and the Middle East?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

At a political science conference on Friday, I presented research my students and I were working on about the subject of beheadings. We were trying to determine whether the killings of journalists James Foley on August 19 and Stephen Sotloff on September 2 had any impact upon U.S. public opinion.

School Shootings and Lone Wolf Attacks: What's the Difference?

James Dorsey | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Fryberg and Zehaf-Bibeau cases may differ in detail and motivation, yet they both reflect societal problems whether they are concepts of misguided masculinity in which young men feel inhibited in expressing emotion or increased isolation and alienation as a result of prejudice against mental instability.

Gays Are Not 'Terrorists' -- A Response to Pat Roberts

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

A video of Christian TV journalist Pat Robertson was published recently with headlines reading "Gay People are Terrorists." Naturally, being gay, but not being a terrorist, I clicked on it.

Psst! Fox News, Listen Up: There Are No Terrorists Crossing the Border

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

With elections looming and ISIS on the move, there's been a lot of somewhat predictable talk of terrorists slipping into the country through our "sieve" of a southern border. I'm waiting for the Ebola outbreak to become Obama's fault somehow. I mean, he's from Kenya, right? Just kidding.

Rep. Duncan Hunter Now Fearmongering About Ebola As Well As ISIS

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) says the Obama administration must beef up security on the southern border of the U.S. because of the threat posed by te...

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Stall ISIS Militants' Advance On Kobani

Reuters | Humeyra Pamuk | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

MURSITPINAR, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The advance of Islamic State fighters on Kobani stalled on Thursday according to a monitoring group, after U.S.-led ...

Millenials Sink to New Low With ISIL

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

Anyone who knows me knows how much I "adore" Millenials -- those 20-30 somethings who grew up with technology that MY generation and the one before de...

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

James Dorsey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

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 controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.

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

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

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

'One Small Candle of Truth Dispels a Lot of Darkness'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The words punch the elevator button in our memory, and trolley up freighted meanings and classroom images from our innocent years in fourth grade.

Education Is Scary

Margee Ensign | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Margee Ensign

Education may be scary for the thousands of Nigerians who are afraid to send their children to school in a region terrorized by Boko Haram. A society without education is even scarier.

The Best Commander-in-Chief of Our Generation?

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

As one of the majority of Americans who voted for him twice, I am happy and proud that our president is this extraordinary, deepest thinking, coolest-headed, and tempered-spirit.

Al Qaeda Messenger Gets Life Behind Bars

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 11.23.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

Minutes before he would learn his prison sentence for aiding al Qaeda before, during, and after 9/11, Suleiman Abu Ghaith decided once again to threaten the United States.