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ISIS as a Tuning Fork

Inge Fryklund | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Inge Fryklund

If we decide (e.g.) to support dictators for reasons of "stability" or the oil supply, we should at least be honest about the likely consequences and not act surprised when random individuals respond to the tuning fork.

Book Review: Youngblood

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Youngblood, a new novel by Matt Gallagher set in the late stages of the Iraq War, is a powerful fiction debut from an author already known for his non...

The Best Answer to Bad Guys With Qur'ans Is Good Guys With Qur'ans

John Barton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
John Barton

The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.

A Fine Distinction

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Religious 'Radicals' and 'Extremists': Are They Appropriately Labeled?

Ennis B. Edmonds | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Ennis B. Edmonds

We do not define Christianity in the U.S. by its fringe actors who advocate violence. However, Christians and Muslims must admit that there are extremists among them, and that these extremists draw inspiration (probably incorrectly) from elements of their traditions.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

Terrorist Use of the Internet: Talking the Talk

Ana Davila | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Ana Davila

This week the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee hosted a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss the terrorist use of the internet, a controversial issue that has gained significant momentum in the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks.

No More Sandy Hooks or Mass Destructions

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Gun laws and rights are controversial but protecting our loved ones from senseless violence should not divisive. We should no longer tolerate cycles of inaction after the media frenzy, heartbreaking interviews, political speeches, and public outrage.

What if Terrorists Understood the True Nature of Motivation? Part 2

Susan Fowler | Posted 12.07.2015 | World
Susan Fowler

We know human beings (that includes terrorists) want to thrive. We know how to promote thriving through the satisfaction of three basic psychologica...

A Stranger Called Me a "Terrorist" and I Didn't React

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

I'm glad I didn't engage, even though I am saddened that I had to make that choice. Escalating the situation with this ignorant fool would not have made things better for anyone, and in some way would have perversely justified his attitude.

What Drives ISIS?

John Graham | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
John Graham

If we don't understand what makes ISIS tick we'll never be able to defeat it. To view ISIS as simply a determined army of vicious psychopaths is a significant mistake. ISIS is far more complicated than that, in its origins, philosophy and strategies.

Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Tim Arnold | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related cha...

A Worthy Thanksgiving

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Feeling the pull of Thanksgiving's meaning, I got up early Thursday and headed not for the kitchen, but to an eclectic gathering of locals in our small British Columbia town. We are intent on welcoming Syrian refugee families into our community.

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.

It's Not My Fault Terrorists Exist, but It Is My Problem

Maria Montgomery | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

It's not my fault. It's not my fault that South Africa is corrupt. It's not my fault that gang wars and criminality has swept through the town in Sweden where I'm originally from. It's not my fault that terrorists are bombing the world and the city I used to call home. A city that still feels like home.

What ISIS Wants

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Jon Foreman

You can take many things from me, ISIS, but you cannot take my heart. I refuse to join you in your Dead World of hatred and fear. Even if you take my life, I refuse to believe in your God of hatred.

French Children's Newspaper Editor Shows How He Talks To Kids About Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents

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Traveling Safe In A World of Terrorist Threats

Lea Lane | Posted 11.21.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

Terrorism aimed at civilians leads to justifiable fears about our dangerous world. If we love to travel we need to continue to travel: exploring and enjoying, staying savvy, smart -- and comfortable.

Battle Hymn of the Blowhards

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

As many Americans sang "La Marseillaise" and expressed solidarity with the French after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, Republicans rushed to seize political advantage.

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

Love in the Time of ISIS

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jock Gilchrist

Perhaps the reason these attacks strike such fear and despair into our hearts is because they threaten to confirm our deeper fears: that we're not one, that we're not together, that we are alone in a harsh world. Let's not give that fear a chance to take root and grow.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

Bad Guys Are Really Mean

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

Terrorism only ruins our optimism and hope if we do not look for the ways to respond to it in a meaningful way. Redirecting ourselves towards the inspirational, beneficial, and earnest ways of repairing the world is what one should do to counteract the implicit destruction that comes with these acts.

Why I Mourn Most of All for Paris

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For me, Paris felt familiar. I've visited Paris, and like most who have seen it, fell in love with its beauty, its history, its glamour... its Paris-ness.

It's Unclear If Paris Attackers Used Encryption. Lawmakers Are Still Fighting It.

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paris public prosecutor Francois Molins said on Wednesday that a cell phone found in a trash can outside the Bataclan concert hall belo...